Century, come century,
Consistently cyclic conditions.
Contemplating Creation’s cause,
Convincing charlatan clerics
Countless catastrophe cautious clients,
Claiming competent computation’s conclusions
Clergy’s celestial compact.
Carefully crafted concocted chronologies
Catalogued causative concepts
Conferring cornucopia’s comely countenance.
Could convert countless ‘criminals’,
Conveniently cutting corresponding corrective costs,
Circumventing cash competition.
Contradicting countless conventional conclusions;
Condemning coin contaminated churches;
Corroborating corruption’s calamitous cost;
Confirming cheating’s consequent culmination;
Challenging ceremonial complexity;
Confounding canny challengers claiming cacology;
Counselling continual courage combating corporeal caducity;
Conveying comforting certainty.
Christ’s ‘cantata’ completed;
Citizenry’s circus clamouring chill consequences;
Clemency considered Caesar’s commodity;
Caliban’s chosen Calvary candidate
Culminating Canaan’s craven campaign.
Commenced careers communicating confused concepts;
Callously conducting crimson crusades.
Critical convert ‘captains’ condemned conjecture,
Calling contrary conclusions, ‘crime’.
Cathedral candles chimneyed calmly.
Comfortably chubby cloistered clerics
Cadenced chapel canticles
Celebrating Creator’s Courier’s coming.
Choirs ‘credoed’ canorously.
Chalices clanged campanalogically.
Crapulent, cassock clad celibate celebrants
Chanted cacophonous cadences.
Cardinal convocations contrived convoluted canon.
Customers conclude covenants
Clearly craving contravention,
Confident confession confers
Completely clear consciences.
Conditions condoning contumacious conduct!
Critics cross-examine Creation’s certitude,
Canard-classifying Carpenter’s cause,
Cynically criticizing credulous crowds
Clutching credo crutches.
Clever critics chant:-
“Chaos’ cumulative cunning causes complex convergence.”
“Creative coalescence continually contrives complex chemicals.”
“Can’t capricious coulomb charged combinations
Create chance cellular creatures?”
“Couldn’t cells collide, clump, combine continually,
Causing coherent complexity?”
Can complexity cause consciousness?
Can capacious convoluted consciousness
Contain calculus capable cerebral capacity?
Creationist converts claim
Cecity can cause continually consuming cremation!
C - dictionary
CHARTED - mapped
Capricorn - a group of stars
celestial course - path across the sky
cyclic – recurring in cycles, repetitive
charlatan – cheating person
compact - contract, agreement
concocted - made up, contrived
chronologies - dating systems
causative concepts - notions, ideas about origins
conferring - assigning, designating
cornucopia - horn of plenty, natures bounty
comely - beautiful, attractive
countenance – face
collaborated - conspired
covertly - secretly, furtively
contriving - devising, inventing
circumventing - evading, eluding
corroborating - verifying
calamitous - disastrous, fatal
culmination - conclusion, outcome
confounding – baffling
canny - astute, wise
cacology - bad choice of words
cacodoxy - incorrect doctrine
chastening - correcting
censuring – criticizing
chiding - reprimanding
castigating – rebuking
cautioning – admonishing, warning
confronting – opposing
complacency - apathy, indifference
counselling - advising
corporeal caducity - life's fleeting nature
cantata - song
chill – unpleasant, distressing
carnal - worldly
clemency - mercy, forgiveness
commodity – thing, possession
caliban - bestial man
Calvary – crucifiction place
culminating – concluding
Canaan - Palestine
craven – cowardly
caricatures - imperfect copies
concepts – ideas
conjecture – speculation, opinion
cloistered – secluded
cadenced - rhythmically intoned
canticles - short hymns
credoed - intoned in ritual format
canorously - melodiously, resonantly
chalices - drinking vessels
campanalogically - like bells
crapulent - drunken
cassock - long tunic worn by clergy
celibate - chaste
celebrants – priests
chanted - sang monotonously
cacophonous – inharmonious
cadences - rhythms
cardinal - chief priest
convocation - congress, meeting
contrived - fabricated, made up
convoluted - intricate, perplexing
canon - church law
conclude - resolve, make
covenants – promises
craving - desiring
contravention – violation
confers - bestows
condoning – pardoning, overlooking
contumacious - undisciplined
cross-examine – question
certitude - certainty
canard – hoax
cause – belief, principle
credulous - trusting, believing
credo-crutches - use of faith or belief as a prop or support
chaos – formless matter
cunning – ingenuity
convergence - meeting, joining
coalescence - coming together
contrives - devises, concocts
capricious – freakish
coulomb charged - electrified
coherent - organized, cooperative
capacious - large
convoluted - complex
calculus - mathematics
cerebral - intellectual
cecity – blindness
CHOICES [The decision is ours.]
Long ago the careful observation of seasonal changes including the passage of the stars in the sky at night revealed to the more perceptive of people that such things are predictable.
The ability to ‘prophesy’ future events based on this secret knowledge permitted claims of a close relationship with the gods to be made by the privileged few in possession of this information. The need to substantiate these claims in the face of questioning required the ‘revelation’ of how the heavens and the earth came about and provided a further opportunity to cement the position of the ‘chosen’ few.
Life was dangerous, and cautions people were eager to cling to the hope of the reduced risk of catastrophe promised by the wise men. The rulers of the land were not always completely fooled however, but collaborated with the ‘clerics’ as they were only too pleased to take advantage of this tool to control the behavior of the people.
Ancient clerical prediction foretold the arrival of a Christ, or savior, but when he duly appeared his teachings failed to correspond precisely with current religious practice in various embarrassing respects.
When the wisest among the challenged clerics found themselves unable to prove the Christ in error they campaigned to have him eliminated by stirring up the populace against his reported shortcomings.
Subsequent to the removal of their teacher from the scene, the followers of the Christ set about spreading what they understood to be his teachings throughout the earth. Unfortunately their grasp of the fundamentals was considerably less than perfect and when coupled with their personal preferences this led to the spreading of concepts which were a ridiculous parody of what had been intended.
More time passed.
The ‘Christian’ religious construct continued for centuries, regularly becoming more subject to interpretation as further detail was added to ‘the law’.
Although many things were proscribed, ‘followers’ of the creed found themselves able to indulge in the most unacceptable of behavior, either in the name of the church itself or in the knowledge that forgiveness could be subsequently claimed, often being purchased materially or by self-punishment.
Independent thinkers among the people eventually gained the freedom to express contrary views and even challenged the tenet that the Christian God had created the universe. They claimed that a natural and scientific explanation could be found for everything without the need for a creator.
They have been warned that blindness to ‘the truth’ will have most unpleasant consequences however.