Woven Into A Delicate Tapestry

Faith and reason must work in combination with one another to approach the balance necessary to navigate the life of individuals and of nations around the world.

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Woven Into A Delicate Tapestery
by Michael Doyle

Woven into a most delicate tapestry
Is a life that must be lived with mastery
Faith, reason, church and university
Must each be had in lending their diversity

Each must be inculcated in our youth
If we are to live in balance and truth
This then is the struggle for our civilization
To be reverently approached in this realization

To deny God is to deny the truest philosophy
For in seeking wisdom one must understand theology
Reason has limits that truth often exceeds
Once past these, there is the faith of godly needs

Though I am surely not an expert in psychology
I believe to deny this leads to sheer pathology
The bloody twentieth century's record is replete
With the evidence that without God, man is incomplete

Monotheism did away with the capricious pantheism
Bringing with it the path to reason's modernism
Replacing the arbitrary with rational creativity
Bringing an era of truth under our rational deity

Letting it become that truth may be known by all mankind
Apart perhaps from those who willfully stay blind
From the seeds of this self evident and holy kingdom
Were borne the roots of mankind's liberty and freedom

(c) May 23, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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