Independent Thinking

What do preachers and teachers have against independent thinking?

If you should not think for yourselves, who should think for you?

The objective of my writing is to draw people’s attention to serious issues.

I am an independent thinker and that is what I will always be.

Why do religious fanatics think something is wrong with that?

They strongly oppose your views because they intend to misguide you.

The world needs more people with independent thinking.

I do not trust anybody who tells me that I should not think for myself.


They indoctrinate people with beliefs, myths, and nonsensical theories.

I will publicly dispute their stories and their faulty teachings.

The originators of these things attributed even natural occurrences to the gods.

Many things in their confusing doctrines do not add up.

The sources of information are full of loose ends and inaccuracies.

I refuse to accept their interpretation of ancient writings without question.

Nobody knows the truth about the origin of physical life,

So their hypothesis does not carry a greater weight than mine does.


Who gave them the right to judge and to determine laws and principles?

They want a malleable society that they can easily mislead and manipulate.

I will not keep my silence on their deception and their false claims.

Neither will I turn a blind eye to the exploitation of my people.

They teach about supernatural things that they themselves do not understand.

Do they expect me to stand aside while they brainwash my race?

They are not the only ones who can think, everybody has a brain.

I have a mind of my own and I will not allow anybody to think for me.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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