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