A New Age Pater Noster

(AKA: Regarding Historical Fiction)

Our Fiction
About the heavens,
Hollow is thy game.
Our thraldom’s come,
Thy work’s been done, The world’s enslaved by superstition.
Give us this day our daily dread,
And allow our caloric excesses
As we suppress those
Who’d warn others against us.
And lead us not into reflection
But deliver free-thought to peril
As imprimaturs lend awesome
Power to a story
By reprinting it for ever & ever.

About Steven M. Sloan

Prof. Steven M. Sloan is a scholar, teacher, and poet who has been widely anthologized, as well as widely published in poetry magazines, journals, and newspapers. He is a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin – Whitewater (where he was a member of the Editorial Board for its poetry publication: The Muse), and is also a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin – Madison. he has done many different jobs including college prof., factory worker, swimming instructor & lifeguard, as well as working in cancer research. He is the author of Multiple books or pamphlets of poetry & remains committed to the art. The editor of Columbia Publications has said of him that he is, “a talented poet” whose work, “touches upon many topics and emotions,” and that, “his imagery is characteristically spectacular, as well as thought evoking (Lana M. Wegeng, Editor).” Dana Minor, Editor of the poetry journal: Sublime Odyssey, has said that, “Sloan has a definite capacity for ringing phrases.” Ester Cameron, Editor of The Deronda Review, & The Neovictorian, has said that at their best his lyrics, “have almost a 17th century quality, like Lovelace, Herrick, or Suckling.” He currently lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


A New Age Pater Noster — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks M! And also, I really liked your website. I especially liked the 12 reasons why you are an atheist. You really hit it right on the head. Finally, I’ll pass on a quote from a friend of mine who had been a divinity student, “The quickest way to lose your faith is to study theology.” By that he meant both that it is a mass of contradictory man-made material, not the word of god, as well as that theology is simply a mass on unprovable clap-trap. For a laugh you might look up the books, “The Prevalence Of Humbug,” by Black and “On Bullshit,” by Frankfurt. They are not about theology per se, but about academic BS, nonsense, or double talk. Enjoy.

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