Stories tagged “religion”

  • A Real Friendly Guy

    I sat in church, watching a bee drone lazily over a fake flower hat resting upon a crown of wispy blue hair. I hiccuped gently and directed my attention towards the crucifix above the altar. After a few minutes of fixated staring, I jumped slightly as ...

    • Author: Saint Chuck
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Box

    Imagine this scenario. Someone sets a locked box on a table and says, “This box is full of kittens.” There’s no sound coming from the box, and you call attention to this. Greg smiles and hands you a book which chronicles the kittens&#...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • God High

    Ah Aphrodite, the nymph who knows no equal. A beauty of untold depth. She’s more than a little over-hyped if you ask me. She’s not that pretty. She’s got a great body but other than that? Well let’s just say there’s a reas...

  • Drunken Clarity (Mature)

    “As a kid we’re told about God and how He made the world, which was nice of Him, considering. I mean, He probably had other things He could’ve been getting on with. Kitchen shelves to put up, or something. But instead He makes the Ear...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Return

    The prophesies of the Christian Bible fulfilled, Jesus recently returned to Earth. There was no fanfare of angels or great shining beams of light, instead His return came quietly one Wednesday afternoon. Jesus first visited Jerusalem. He surveyed all t...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • We Are Lost

    A man sat alone, hunched over the counter of a bar in England. As he sipped at his beer, he plunged into thought. He thought of the pressure that had been put on him all his life. Pressure from his parents, his teachers, his bosses. They were expectati...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Darn Atheists

    Stupid atheists. They don’t know nothing. They think that their shiny-looking gadgets and all their “science” crap’s an excuse for them to go around and proclaim that the real truth is that there is none! Meh! Lies! At least, I ...

  • Fred's Day

    And it came to pass that the Reverend Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, died and went unto his heavenly reward. Verily, Fred had prayed and worked hard his whole life. “I’ve done it all, Lord. I’ve cursed and ...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • I Have Been Saved.

    Silence. And color. I hear nothing, but I remember sounds. Do I really see the colors, or are they just memories, like the memories of sounds? Is this the afterlife? It seems a memory, rather than a reality. Everything around me is as I remember it, bu...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The purist

    Inside the layered sphere, the fire started with a storm a neutrons, and fission bloomed. As matter turned into energy, plasma vaporized the inner layers, blasting matter apart and expanding, wasting layer upon layer, until the thickness of the sphere ...

    • Author: Nowomowa
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Fantasyland XXIII

    The men stood in the dank tunnel simply staring at each other. “You still haven’t answered my question. What are you doing down here,” Ralph asked, John was looking at the walls. “You know it’s funny, when I was snooping around your laborato...

  • Forgive Us Our Sins (Mature)

    She’d known all along she was doing wrong, and she hated herself as much as she hated him. He’d made it so easy for her to do. She’d decided. He was going to confess, to her. They were going to confess together. She confronted him, &#...

    • Author: ronmurp
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Gathering a little moss

    I woke up in Fezia. That surprised me, for I had slept, shivering in the lee of my dead horse, in the certain knowledge that my travelling days had come to and abrupt and unfortunate ending. My room was carved directly from the native rock, with a seam...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Pointless Application

    Eternally swimming but not going anywhere. There is no current, no water, even she doesn’t exist, but in a weird way she does. Just like us, in our momentariness. If something exists for a limited time, it doesn’t exist at all. But relentle...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Religion Poem (or Why I Devoted My Life to Cat Pee)

    If you’re in line for a religion Let us see what we can see There’s a new Buddhist Egyptian Or one based around cat pee There’s a million things to worship Celebrations to attend Pray to gymnasts doing back flips Or spread word about ...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Change for the Better?

    “Let me get this straight, you want to preach the word of God …” The young man interrupted with, “Yes, it’s my purpose in life.” “Right. You don’t run a megachurch, do you?” “No.” “TV program?” “No.” “Radio show?” “N...

  • Not Chosen

    I sat breathing Cool rainy breezes That are all I breathe Anymore. I’ve waited Waited Waited Waited For perhaps All eternity. Why won’t you Show? Why won’t you Welcome me? I’ve prayed Prayed Prayed Prayed For you to show. Guess ...

  • The Beginning

    He lived in a cave just like everyone else. He liked to tell stories. He was single, so one night he stared sleeplessly at the stars, wondering how to increase his reproductive fitness. (It was still a big deal back then.) And he spun a tale to tell ev...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Present to Beyond

    ..which wasn’t present at all. Was it? He blinked. Nasra had just walked out of the tent, yet she was no longer here. The runes, less than scratchings in a dust coated stone, worn away as if by the scuff of many insect feet. The offerings, gone, ...

  • "The Guy Who Invented Religion"

    He said: I want a barrier To divide Different people Who stood side by side. I want hypocrisy And constant war. Common sense I want to ignore. I want exploitation, My voice to be heard And to spread disease Throughout the World. I want riches,...

    • Author: The Athiest
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • An Offering (Mature)

    Abraham was startled from his sleep by a noise. No…a voice. “Abraham.” A voice boomed. He looked around the room but saw no one. His wife had not stirred. He wondered if he had dreamed it. Resting his head again, Abraham closed his ey...

  • My Name is Not Synonymous With the Goddamned Situation in Africa

    I am the first child my mother cradled in her arms and loved unconditionally; the first to accept the warmth of her bosom, and depended on it for sustenance; the only creature that would endlessly need her. I wouldn’t be the last child, but I was...

  • The Highest Rules

    “There’s gotta be rules, Jesse!” the boy shouted across the table. “We made ‘em and they’re being stupid.” Jesse crumpled the paper and threw it on the smooth surface of the table. “Whatever, Jeh. I’...