Sunday Poem

“So many contradictions, so little time”
—Roshi Bob

Faithful Contradictions

But when the forbidden months are past,
then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them,
and seize them, beleaguer them,
and lie in wait for them in every stratagem…
–Koran 9:5


. . . have patience with what they say,
and leave them with noble dignity.
And leave me alone to deal with those
in possession of the good things of life,
who yet deny the truth,
and bear with them . . .
–Koran 73:10,11


And all the cities of those kings,
and all the kings of them, did Joshua take,
and smote them with the edge of the sword,
and he utterly destroyed them,
as Moses the servant of the LORD
–Bible; Joshua 11:12


A new command I give you:
Love one another. As I have loved you,
so you must love one another.
–Bible; John 13:34