|the Dao of Atheism :||: the Shaman Atheist 27/81|
The best walkers leave no trail
the best speakers neither slip nor offend
the best accountants need no calculator
the safest places have no bolts or locks,
the best friendships have no need of vows or promises,
the best theology has no god or heaven
Thus the wise person
Although the educated are the teachers of the ignorant,
Two cousins, gastropods, the snail and the slug. |
One wears its shell on the outside, the other on the inside.
Like theism and atheism
like marriage and living together
like ritual and mysticism.
Neither is better or worse than the other
each has adapted to the same environment
in a different way.
Shells protect, and no animal has ever grown too large for its shell, yet some animals have internalized the shell, more exposed,
yet still guarding
There is an atheism