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Thursday
Mar212013

You’ve Been Cleared, Pinoke…..Forgiven!

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever---the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him or knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
—John 14: 15-17

“The truth only irritates those that it enlightens but does not convert.”
—Pasquier Quesnel

Truth is true – even if no one knows it
Truth is true – even if no one admits it
Truth is true – even if no one agrees what it is
Truth is true – even if no one follows it
Truth is true – even if no one but God grasps it fully —Paul Copan

If there is no truth, then there is no lie…and Pinocchio’s been cleared.




Pinocchio illustration by Enrico Mazzanti

You’ve Been Cleared, Pinoke…..Forgiven!

Hey, Pinocchio!...No problem!
There’s no truth, my friend…No lie!
So, don’t worry ‘bout that nose-thing,
There’s no conscience to belie.

What you’re sayin’s in alignment
With whatever, man…You dig?
There’s no reason now to worry…
Just relax…You hear me, kid?

What I’m sayin’, little puppet,
Is you’re finally in the clear…
You are free!... Exonerated!
There’s no cricket in your ear!

There’s no reason to feel guilty
For those things you may have done…
Hey, don’t sweat those ‘moral lapses’,
Just relax and have your fun.

There’s no reason now to follow
Some disproven “Moral Code”…
You’re the Boss, Pinoke,… Head Honcho,
On this deconstructed road.

What’s the moral of the story ?
Well….There IS no moral now!
All that “sin” you saw is sawdust…
All illusion stern to bow!

So enjoy this whole new ballgame!
Truth’s been banished…It’s been scratched!
You decide, my friend, what “truth” is!
Be your Self!....No strings attached!


"Temptation and Fall", William Blake, 1808

Lord, the lie heard in The Garden,
Is the same today as then…
It’s the same ol’, same ol’ story,
And, of course, it’s here again.

We are born here Satan’s puppets,
Locked in his dark, deadly cell,
Where he teaches “truth’s” in error
And there is no “Fall” that fell.

Give us Grace to seek the Answer,
Lord, and Grace to knock and ask,
May the Truth come dwell within us,
In his Light, Lord, may we bask.

“If you hold to my teachings, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32

“They are the kind who worm their way into homes…loaded down with sins…always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth…these men oppose the truth…But they will not get very far because…their folly will be clear to everyone.”—2 Timothy 3: 6…9