Indeed, ‘But the world balances itself in odd ways’.


The blind beggar kept walking down the desolate street; clearly he knew his way around the place. Suddenly, he stopped on the pavement, next to a mongrel who barely acknowledged his presence, looked up towards the sky he could never see and dropped down to his knees in prayer to a superior power which had taken his doors of perception from him, but he still believed he was lucky enough to even be alive and he had no one but god to thank for it. He did this every night; it was his payment to the almighty for helping him survive another day. He didn’t care for the textbook way to perform the Namaz, he did it in his own way, quoting the few fragments of the Koran he still remembered, which, at his age, was quite an impressive feat. After paying his respects to Allah, he got up and…

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3 thoughts on “Blind faith (Part 1)

  1. The truth is, faith is probably the strongest power of mind, no matter of what source. Religious or not, this immense state of mind, when you truly believe in something, can actually make wonders. They say one shouldnt play god and try to perform miracles, but if we look at ourselves… So many of us are actually self-healing mechanisms and mind is our most powerful tool. Im a little bit off topic here, but I enjoyed what this piece evoked in me.

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Chatty Owl. I wrote the following poem years ago with that exact thought in mind….
      Note in particular the lines:

      “And blind faith, the vainest of notions;
      For faith when blind, is truly slain.”


      There’s a time when time is seen;
      In the eyes of a beholder, measured.
      Encapsulated in that single being
      Like a marbled fossil, so treasured.

      Then words will say better actions,
      Speaking louder than actions claim.
      And blind faith, the vainest of notions;
      For faith when blind, is truly slain.

      Religion in the vein isn’t swallowed,
      Its fanatics lose all ability to even see.
      For faith is so evidently hallowed
      In its excessive unreasonable sea.

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