the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 22/81


Be less to become more
become broken to remain whole
bend like the grass to stand tall
be empty to receive
be used to become new
have little to gain more.
Those who have much
will not understand.

Wise persons
hold fast to the natural ways
as a standard for use by all.
Reclusive, yet known by all
unassertive, yet respected by all
modest, yet praised by all
ambitionless, yet followed by all.

Do not argue
and no one will argue with you.

These sayings,
"To remain whole, be twisted," or
"Yield and overcome," or
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth,"
are not idle words.
It is the way of the earth.

The idea of god.
What is there to believe in?
Human projections made bigger and more powerful? that are nicer and wealthier than we ever were? a punisher of all the bad people?
a planet that is conscious of itself? a supremely wise being that doesn't play dice with the universe? a silent and absent creator?

In the realm of the universe,
theologies have no consequence.

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