HIV and Bears

Nobody who has seen a baby born can believe in God for a second.

When you see your child born,
and the panic, and
the amount of technology,
that is saving the lives of the two
people you love most in the world;
when you see how much
stainless steel and money it takes,
to fight off the fact that
God wants both those people dead,
no-one can look in to the eyes
of a newborn baby
and say there is a God.

If we were squatting in the woods,
the two people I love
most would be dead;
there’s just no way around that.

If I were in charge, no way:
we need technology
to fight against Nature.
Nature so wants us dead,
Nature is trying to kill us.

The natural things
in this world
HIV and Bears.

— Penn Jillette, on Penn Radio, Free FM, Nov. 22 2006

Published in: on November 29, 2006 at 11:02 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Wow, I don’t know what to say about that, it left me speechless and reeling a bit. I must stabilize myself. Must be a good poem, heh?

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