Posted by Dr. Bob on September 18, 2004, at 0:22:41
In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification » Lou Pilder, posted by Cass on September 11, 2004, at 13:12:37
> I interpreted the "cantankerous bearded patriarchal figure" generally to be the image of the vengeful God from the old testament... The emphasis of the poem seems to be that we should focus on love and offer kindness and beauty rather than promoting revenge and war.
Sorry, but even if the main idea is love and kindness and beauty, "cantankerous" and "vengeful" could lead others to feel their faith has been put down.
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