There are many persuasive words

That can tickle our ears indeed…

To contribute to our head knowledge

Where the mind it solely feeds.

But do we really understand

The origins of same?

Have we asked fundamental questions

Or in ignorance do we remain?

Philosophy is the study

Of our existence, values and knowledge;

Our language, reason and mind

Where general questions are acknowledged.

It’s the soul’s desire for answers

To our life and existence,

As we try to comprehend the meaning

That makes some sort of sense.

Particularly when God is excluded

So we can try to rationalise,

But in reality we’re suppressing the truth

To be popular in man’s eyes.

When we question the meaning of life

We may turn to philosophies;

To the ancient civilians with brilliant minds

To understand what they could see.

But there are loopholes in their thinking

And inconsistencies in their thought,

Since they cannot complete the puzzle

As several lies have been bought.

From Aesthetic Realism to Asceticism

To Ecumenism and Relativism,

From Hedonism to Existentialism

Modernism to Secular Humanism…

Then there’s also Mysticism

Rationalism and Libertarianism,

And Fundamentalism as well

Along with Universalism…

Then there’s flawed religions

Where they try to earn God’s favour,

As though He’d be truly impressed

Through their endless work and labor.

But we’re given a warning and a strong one indeed

Lest we’re cheated through philosophy,

And empty deceit according to traditions of men

Rather than Christ’s truth and simplicity.

In Christ dwells all the fullness

And we’re made complete in Him,

Who has power and is the absolute head

Of all principality and within.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.  For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”  Colossians 2:8-10