Wendy Videlock "I Don't Buy It"
I don’t buy it, says
Replies the frail
and faithful heart,
it’s not for sale.
This poem is very short, but it has a lot of meaning in it. The speaker is talking about the scientists that are telling people that they do not believe in religion. There is a very large discussion of how this world came to be, and the scientists believe in evolution. Seeing as evolution and religion are in direct conflict with each other, scientists attempt to debunk religion. This poem is expressing that the scientist says that he or she does not believe in religion, but in his or her heart they do believe. They are frail internally, and may be confused, but they are believers at heart. The reason that I chose this poem is because I too was in this place. At one point in my life I was stating that I did not believe in God, but rather that of evolution. In my heart it felt wrong, but I did not know how else to feel.