The Lord’s Prayer (a translation)

“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name- ”

Male parent, up in the sky, Your name is something special-

“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven-”

You’re the Boss of us, so we have to do whatever You want. Here… and up in the sky.

“Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses-”

Give us food and ignore when we don’t do what You want us to do-

“-as we forgive those who trespass against us-”

-just like we ignore when other people don’t do what we want them to do-

“-and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil-”

-and don’t make us want to do what You tell us not to do, but keep us out of trouble-

“-for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory-”

-because You’re the Boss of us, and Scary, and Important-

“-forever and ever, Amen.”

-even when we’re dead and skeletons and dust and the earth is gone and the universe is gone and time is gone and whatever. Ok, that’s all. Please, do not send me to Hell to be tortured. Thank You.

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