Officials at a middle school in Georgia have apologized after a poem used during a sixth grade mythology lesson seemed to attack God as being a “naked lie” and a “mythical creature.” “God is like a mythical creature/A unicorn with silver blood/If you drink the blood, you will live forever/It makes a good story in a book like Harry Potter,” the poem, distributed to students at Cedartown Middle School, reads.

“The idea of God makes young children laugh and feel safe at night/But when you grow older and see the evil in the world/And the face of death like a shadow behind the eyes of every living thing/Then where is God?” it continues. “Then God is revealed in all his foolishness/A naked lie, a childish dream, a mythical creature like the unicorn.” READ MORE