The Fall (1)

Michael Peach

In short the fall of man from Grace
Involves confusing means with end:
Smug Science sits in God’s true place;
To Mammon lustful knees do bend.

Because the West’s ideal is Play,
By our own toys we are enslaved;
Computers think for us today,
And yet through them we deem we’re saved.

If we from Culture don’t erase
Invention for invention’s sake,
Or give again to God due praise,
We soon an end of Earth shall make.

19 January 1994

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