Not a word that is on the dverse -less list, but it’s close to my heart.
Imagine a godless world—
no martyred missionaries
no women draped in black
no In God We Trust excuse for economic thumbscrews
no abducted girls
no circumcision or excision
no divided Ireland Cyprus Palestine
no paedophile priests
no anti-Semitism or Paki-bashing
no invocation of the supernatural
to excuse genocide, bigotry, repression, discrimination.
Would it be so terrible
to see the world
not through a veil of incense and muttered prayers
but as it really is ?