Science, Religion, Facts or Fiction: What fresh Hell Have We Unearthed?

Facts or Fiction …

The truth is like water, and people like boats,

vessels are essential to keep it afloat.

Sufficient the story to captivate most

to charter a limerick of spirit and ghost.

Engrossed in the gimmick of gods and of men

The rationale questioned at times and again

But lessons of legend endured over time,

are threatened rejection by a new paradigm.


Expound how it’s real if my eyes won’t conceive,

or if the exculpations are why we don’t believe?

The foundation retrieved envisaged in worth

The pathway of the righteous, inculcated at birth.

But the method is dated and the facts are awry,

Erroneous are the ways how they were applied.

Bestride with astrologers, the dutiful ilk,

The poor box disseminated smoother than silk.


Created were the divergent, their basis defined,

rationality their sword, their target, mankind.

With their facts now aligned to their war on beliefs

as though, through their means, they provide some relief.

Displeased with the notion of impalpable might,

the way that their fancies are still taking flight.

Despite all the morals and ethics since taught

to the site of all virtue, where battles are fought


If rubrics of edict were never produced,

Would pragmatics prevail or fall by the noose.

Excuses are made when ideologies clash

Biogenic delusions composed in a dash.

Though rash, the conclusion is riddled in doubt,

Duplicitous the schemes as they try to reroute.

With the lines drawn out, as fact becomes fiction,

The corruption exhibits the flaw in the mission.


The system engenders depictions of wisdoms,

As hierarchies are sanctioned for factions and schisms

The prism is risen, mutating the mission,

And embattled positions arise in cognition.

The mind surely hindered, by broken supposition

Facts don’t bother with feelings, just robust erudition.

The submission is now, that the mind is all plastic,

molded into infinite collections of fabric.


In this vast display of fabrics, a tapestry,

one interwoven by our unconscious cadences,

some real, some fallacy, branching into different archetypes.

Nonetheless, like that famous inner birdie, they inscribe,

over and over to us in diatribes so profound,

subconsciously we accept them, as new breaking grounds,

as rationales that expound of an invisible idol,

Confounded in denial we become their disciples.


As distinct human beings, have we not the ability—

to perceive transcendent nature as part of reality?

To incorporate notions beyond our immediate scope

Is the conception inside our breadth something with which we cope?

Or is this something primordial that lives and just is,

Something we don’t understand beyond analysis.

A paragon we engender to expose for its usage,

an epiphany foreseen while the mind is still lucid.


Will science and faith ever make the connection?

Like Christians and atheists concur in reflection.

Or will manners from the table like half-eaten corn,

Fall like unconsumed knowledge, demonized and forlorn.

To the point of such pity, and doltish ripostes,

where apathetic masses are the ones left to host.

And the once robust discourse, has become just some fodder,

To the sensitive swagger that is now coined as modern.


Macabre, the new methods of cerebral engagement

Where once our brains had endeavored to be more than complacent

The pavement then was paved with those savvy to pace it.

Where words would still sting some but you realized their statement.

The facts were the facts, and the faith was the faith

And opposing perspectives never had you in swathes.

But feelings have blinded those facts and beliefs

Now we all have fallen victim to this dumbed down motif.

Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.
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Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

10 thoughts on “Science, Religion, Facts or Fiction: What fresh Hell Have We Unearthed?

  • December 1, 2018 at 1:23 AM

    Wonderful, thought provoking piece Paul. Truth is a comfort word we engage from a particular perspective, whether it be science, religion or anything else. That perspective is arrived at through believed paramenters we accept as definite, where there is no such thing. So everything is biased, and often accepted as truth even though much of what we seek in answers, is most probably beyond our capability. Reason is such a limiting paradigm, so much of existence is beyond us. Great work my friend.

    • December 3, 2018 at 1:42 PM

      True i hate it when people pass off rationality as the be all and end all. It woyld be nice though to have a discussion about the two topics without people devolving into name calling. Thank you again for your most kind words my friend

  • December 1, 2018 at 1:56 AM

    Yes, very thought provoking indeed. I believe science is coming closer to faith, but, it is slow. Great work, Paul.

    • December 3, 2018 at 1:44 PM

      It is so very slow a process. I think i fit in the middle between science and religion. Thank you so much for your kind words Phyllis. They are much appreciated.

  • December 3, 2018 at 5:51 AM

    Awesome piece Paul. I for one believe that science and faith in the Lord walk hand in hand. For if not for him to giving us the ability to think that sets us above all else.

    • December 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM

      If not for that we might be worse than the animals. I think they do too, but i find it hard to feel comfortable with both. I just think it woyld be nice to discuss without people breaking down into tirades and childish rage. Thank you so much for your kind words my friend.

  • December 3, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    What a wonderful piece of writing on such a divisive topic. I too wish people could discuss science in religion civilly and with real insight and acceptance of the other’s views. I, like Kurt, believe science and Religion can work hand in hand, after all, there are Christian Scientists (read some article at for an example.) Science is mostly based on theory and where they can’t find concrete proof they tend to try to create it. The belief in creation as opposed to evolution can also be called a theory because it is hard to prove. However, for me, believing in an intelligent creator is no more difficult (and in fact easier) than some random occurrence called “The Big Bang Theory.” To me that’s just a comedy on TV. Great job Paul, amazing wordplay.

    • December 3, 2018 at 7:23 PM

      Thank you so much John. I agree with you on The big bang theory. Really funny show on tv. Scientists always have to try to prove or disprove something, and like you said if they cant they create some bs. I tend to fall in the middle because i care about facts in so many things but am still a believer in a higher power/creator, i do find it difficult to tup the scales either way though. Thank you so much for your kind words my friend.

  • January 5, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    “……..Will science and faith ever make the connection …….” You ask so many questions and point out so many of our human frailties , Nice !

    • January 6, 2019 at 12:38 PM

      We have too many to count. Thank you so much for commenting Ed


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