the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 47/81


Without leaving your house
without looking outside
you can understand
the whole world.

The more you search
the less you will find

the more information you acquire
the less you will know

the more you travel
the less you will feel at home.

Arrive without leaving
see without looking
do nothing yet everything.

Atheism is the religion of the oppressed.
What do i mean by religion?
Something less than fantasy,
something more that solitude,
talking about our lives,
repetitions that become traditions,
a thing that gives one hope.

What do i mean by the oppressed?
The religious minority
the poor
the different
the opposition
the out-of-power
the people about whom
derogatory statements are made.

Socrates was called names, among them "atheist."
He was murdered by the State.
Jesus was tortured when he refused to acknowledge
the authority of the State,
so it killed him.
Joan of Arc dressed like a man and led men to victory in battle.
She was murdered by the State
for refusing to conform.

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