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More ethics and unethics

Life is complex,

truth uncertain.

Fixed simple dogmas

mere farce befitting fools

 

Forces of darkness,

enemies of wisdom

– and indeed of kindness –

offer us fixed prescriptions

of doctrine and of laws

 

‘Tis pseudo ethics that resides

in the law’s letter.

 

In its spirit, ethics lives

 

 

Meantime, religion feeds

on doubt, that noble agent

disgorging in its stead

rigid letters of holy text