We look, this Easter, to rise above tombs of unreasonableness:

From the tomb which confines God to supernatural orders, 
Let God rise respecting nature’s universal laws.

From the tomb of literalism and exclusivism and fanaticism,
Let rise imagination and inclusiveness and co-operation.

From the tomb where we hear nothing but our own voices’ echoes,
Let rise voices reasoning together.

From the tomb which chains human minds,
Let rise minds which test and quest without resting.

From the tomb of never ending sorrow and despair,
Let rise new beginnings and new hope. 

From the tomb of conflict and war,
Let rise listening, tolerant and participatory government.

From the tomb where after-life claims all life’s meaning,
Let rise new meanings for this life. 

Most reasonable God, warm our hearts, and may our hearts’ fires be led by reason. 

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