What if there were an alien species
Who had religion?
The religion was fine,
It taught them how to get along right.
Say, there was also a primitive race
That was about like the Neanderthal
That never went extinct.
Say it would eat these creatures.
The aliens had an advanced moral law
Accompanied by beliefs
That kept them from doing what was morally wrong.
Then, say, one got too caught up in studying pheromones.
It discovered the ripe pleasure of the pheromones
The seemingly endless pleasures.
And, it decided that the religion they created
Suppressed the pheromones.
So, it systematically started wiping out the religion.
Because, to it, the religion was a thought that impeded
Therefore, they began to systematically wipe out the religion
Along with their dumber, yet stronger, adversaries
From their little floating disk.
Down the line, they began to regulate thought
They began to regulate discussion.
It became a crime to speak
Because it could possibly convince someone,—
Unintentional, but unwanted by the alien society.
The mere fact of persuading
Was a crime, the mere attempt at persuasion was considered force.
Therefore, all talk was regulated.
For, ideas were like a cancer
So therefore, only the carnal mind
Could be legal.
Only the sanctioned and uniform ideas,
Formed by their social engineers,
It was a curious little thought.
Such a creature wouldn’t have come from anywhere