Never desecrate a Bible,
Keep the Torah off the floor.
Burn the Koran and you’re liable
To set off a civil war.
They are all the words of God. He’ll
Crush you like a loathsome bug.
Even if you think they’re twaddle
Never let them touch the rug.
Every word and every comma
Of every sacred text is true.
Don’t cross out the words of Brahma
Or doodle on the Popol Vuh.
Do not fold or bend or spindle
Anybody’s holy book.
Hold it sacred on your Kindle
Don’t delete it from your Nook.
The words of God fill us with wonder–
Awesome, righteous, deep and loud–
Roll down on us like summer thunder
From Heaven in the Google Cloud.
From the moment He first spoke them
Men and women of good will
Find it handy to evoke them
When they arm themselves to kill.