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The truth will make you furious.

The clanging anxiety of doubt slaps you upside the head.
The leaden horror of knowledge presses down on your nauseous belly.
The sweet vapor of ignorance gently suffocates you in your sleep.

A Litany of Anger

In this unholy house
plain speech is not allowed.
We mustn't embarrass the men in tall hats

Kyrie Eleison

The Brides of Christ silently weep.
The Princes of the church wine and dine in splendor.
The Vicar of Christ on Earth plays the calliope.

Christe Eleison

The bishops whisper to the curia.
The rape of children is abetted.
Doing God's work is so very thankless and mysterious.

Kyrie Eleison

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Denis Diderot

Diderot was far too kind.

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Originally posted to ruleoflaw on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:41 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, Rebel Songwriters, J Town, House of LIGHTS, and Indigo Kalliope.

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