The Dialogues of Hume
(Sung to "The Green, Green Grass of Home")
The Scriptures still said the same,
divided sacred from profane--
they held the Gospel
(and I mean in all senses!).
All was well and God was in His heaven--
then I took Phil of Religion--
the Prof assigned the Dialogues of Hume. . .
Oh the arguments defeat me--
And the theist answers weakly--
How troubling are the Dialogues of Hume!
The words all looked so strange,
as they grappled on the page--
and raised some questions
that I had not considered:
Raising doubts about a first Creator
(that than which there is none greater)--
such logic in the Dialogues of Hume--
I awoke from dogma's slumber,
left emotions that encumber--
and saw that faith had leapt
from Dover cliffs of reason--
"god" just might be an anthropic concept--
Dawkins' blind memetic success--
critiqued by the Dialogues of Hume--
Yes they may come to hate me,
Slander, libel, and berate me--
But I now believe the Dialogues of Hume!