Divinity is largely the creation of mankind
Who from our first appearance found life’s purpose ill-defined
Thus over the millennia new Gods were brought to bear
To discipline the people by enforcing daily prayer.
Those early preachers understood the influence they’d hold
If every restless citizen would do as he was told
So based on superstition endless hierarchies were born
A world of man-made deities to whom all should be sworn.
Throughout the shifting sands of time great empires came and went
Who called their ancestry divine and powers heaven sent
They learned to conquer continents with more than shields and swords
By granting new supporters abstract heavenly rewards.
Within the past few thousand years the plan has stayed the same
With prophets morphing into Gods by popular acclaim
Great wars and endless suffering would follow in their wake
Devised by half-crazed zealots with their dreams of power at stake.
This brings us to the classroom and the challenges we face
For once a faith’s embedded it’s not easy to replace
Religious Education is the label now in use
But might this not leave room for boundless bias and abuse?