the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 17/81


A master's existence
is rarely known.
A good person's presence
is widely known
and praised and imitated.
A person who collects power
scares others and makes them fearful, small and hateful.

Without total trust
there is no trust.
Better to have
no trust
and accept everything.

Without talking-about
without writing-about
a master takes action.
When it is done
everyone says
it just happened

There are many communities of theists ...
Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Native peoples. and a few communities of atheists ...
Daoists, Buddhists, Humanists
People live differently --
some with greater communal needs than others,
some with more individualistic desires than others.
There is no higher value in community or individualism
-- both always exist.
Does the negation of one and the affirmation of the other draw atheists and theists together?

Affirming one thing always invites the negation of the other.
Can you affirm them both?

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