© Richard Schear, 2007
Laurie, however, listed some meanings which surprised me. "People holding incorrect religious beliefs"? Incorrect by whose definition, you ask? Wiktionary's?
No, I think it means incorrect by someone else's definition, a someone who actually believes everyone else wrong. That's what I've chosen as my inspiration for today, along with one of Laurie's photos which she has invited us to use. (Along the way, I have taken it upon myself to invent a verb.)
My apologies to anyone whose religious beliefs differ from mine, including the pope and his bishops whose names I may be thought to be taking in vain because I am not and never have been a Roman Catholic.
a poem by Kay L. Davies, 2012
there’s billions of those miscreants
who don’t believe as I do
how dare they have the nerve to think
they might be right
© Laurie Kolp, 2012
and I might be mistaken?
I was told by the bishop
and he by the pope
the heathen must be converted
so I’ve decided to lead the charge
in a brand new religious crusade
I’ve armed myself with the sword of right
in order that I some day might
a miscreant, miscreanting, smite!