By: Derek Dyson
There are no wars fought over the Big Bang,
And it has never given root to a suicide bomber.
It has never stifled women’s rights,
And it has never hated a homosexual.
The Big Bang has never caused genocide,
And it has never fueled a holocaust.
The Big Bang has never promoted slavery,
And it has never headed the Ku Klux Klan.
The Big Bang has never burned a witch at the stake,
And it would never have you murdered for working on a Sunday.
The Big Bang has never elected a President,
Nor has it assassinated a head of state.
The Big Bang has never spawned a mega-church,
Or a mega-church pastor.
It has never funded a “missions” trip to Belize,
Or a ski trip to Vail.
The Big Bang has never molested a young boy in Rome,
Or a young girl in Utah.
The Big Bang has never “fought” AIDS in Africa,
Using abstinence only rhetoric.
And it has never stopped stem cell research,
Through a campaign of ignorance.
The Big Bang has never banned a book,
Or claimed the pursuit of knowledge as heresy.
The Big Bang has never answered a prayer,
And it won’t ask you to pay for that service.
The Big Bang doesn’t demand your attention,
Like a two year old child.
And it won’t get upset if you talk of other theories.
The Big Bang is my God,
As is Music and Literature.
Reason is my god,
As is the wet grass of Spring.
Art is my God,
As is a good espresso.
Life is my god,
Yet I need no god to say so.