Revelation Leads to Revolution

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Revelation leads to revolution,
Or isn't much of anything at all.
So must faith evolve into religion,
Having need of help to break its fall.
Here we have a chance to reconsider,
As we go through rites as brisk as breath,
Salvaging a soul that else were bitter,
Here alone, for nothing else but death.
All our love and wonder needs a Name,
Not least to be the witness of our shame
As we recite our sins again, again,
Hallowed by our passion and our pain.

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