When I left religion, I gained a happiness and peace I had never felt before.
Religion taught me I was made
out of dirt, and dirt is what I became.
To never be happy with what I am,
to live my life in shame.
Science taught me I was made of
stardust, the stars in the sky above.
Science taught me all Life is related;
Science taught me to love.
Religion taught me we are tainted
with sin, and must be burned in Hell.
Burned like trash, disgusting trash,
unredeemable and unwell.
I am not filth to be burned, or
dirt to be swept up by god.
I share a kinship with Life, the
Universe, however it may be flawed.