Haiku Carpe Diem #206, Judgement (XX) Tarot

We’re nearing the end of our Carpe Diem Tarot journey. Today’s Haiku prompt is the card Judgement (XX).

I’ve often found it an interesting irony that the St George of the christian and English flag was a Palestinian who served in the Roman army. But that aside, I believe it would take more than an Angel playing a trumpet to wake the countless who have died under, and before, that particular flag…

RWS_Tarot_20_JudgementSt George waves
Angel blows her trumpet
enough to wake the dead

In Pascal’s Wager. French Philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal postulated that a rational person would be wise to ‘bet’ on the existence of God. Pascal theorised that if god exists, then come judgement day it’s best to have believed and if s/he doesn’t exist, well then it makes no difference anyway…

365px-Titian_-_The_Resurrection_-_WGA22808Judgement Day
Pascal wakes to claim
his winnings

The idea of the dead rising from their graves is rather trendy at the moment. I’m not sure that the Pope has these living dead in mind however…


if judgement day comes
the father and son become
zombie masters!

Thank you for popping by today, wether you’ve enjoyed your visit or not, remember – don’t judge!

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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6 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #206, Judgement (XX) Tarot

  1. Maggie Grace says:

    The dead rising has no bright side to it for me… I always like your healthy skepticism.


  2. kaykuala says:

    There has to be accountability! That may explain it. Nicely JRB!



  3. This is so clever and smart. I really like the second one, but I think that Dawkin’s have argument against it… and now the church has said that you can be good and an atheist at the same time 🙂


    • jrbsays says:

      Thanks Bjorn.
      I’m not a subscriber to Pascal’s theory, but I suspect many religious are without knowing it.
      I guess the church has had to admit it can be evil, so they had to admit Atheists can be good eventually 😉


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