Is it my human nature that wants to know why
Things are happening? Out of curiosity,
I collect enough data then hypothesize.
It is through observation that I realize
The nature and structure of my reality.
I become more aware of the laws that apply.
Faith, they say, is a ‘mystery.’ They’ve got that right.
It’s one hell of a practice to praise ignorance
Of what is known and at the same time needing it
To support one’s faith. It’s to no one’s benefit
To remain in a perpetual game of chance.
Can the data give all some proof of inner sight?
Does faith need the support of the data to be
Truly faithful? The contract with data is made
That whatever is said of this reality
Doesn’t matter. Scripture is all there is to see.
If the data do matter, attention is paid
To getting one’s faith and the data to agree.
There could very well be data that would conflict
With religious philosophy. Then one has to
Go along with it. Actually what occurs
Is that data are translated as one prefers.
Some blinders are required to maintain the ‘right’ view.
They all have the propensity to contradict.