Moral Absolutes

Don't talk to me about moral absolutes!
I've never seen one, never felt one,
Never tasted one, but you would claim I hear one.
Go home to your bibles and bother me not!
Speak not of carrot-and-stick rewards and punishments.
Save your faith in absolutes for the more gullible.
Leave your devils and spirits in the paperbacks where they belong;
I've plenty of my own to deal with.
Let me choose my faith and my rules as I see fit,
Or give me fair reason to believe in your convictions,
But don't speak to me of absolute truth!
Who made you God, anyway?

George Chadderdon © 1992