‘Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s’.
His, by Rome’s authority for thieving.
But is the next line, too, a deceiver?
‘Render to God, what’s God’s’, if believe in.
Is this theft too of one’s soul and spirit?
Compliance. Required obedience.
Devote or have to face his wrath. Fear it.
He takes, for some, whole life experience.
Told to give whole being up, to worship.
But for what purpose is inscrutable.
Hallucinate at times like a drug trip
when meaninglessness seems immutable.
‘though I think much of it’s social control,
it’s brain’s quest for permanence, through the soul.