the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 66/81

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Why are oceans greater than creeks and rivers and lakes?
Because they lay lower than the rest
because gravity carries the high to the low
because they are the lowest they are the greatest.

Wise one
to speak to people you must be lower than them,
to lead people you must be behind them,
to be first you must be last,
so that people will listen without feeling alienated ,
so that people will follow without feeling like sheep,
so that your quality can shine without contention.

This way the whole earth will feel your push
and not be bothered with the direction.
Without pushing

and without pushing
no one pulls back.

Christianity attracts evil
like a lightning rod attracts lightning.
And, in the best of all possible worlds, grounds it.

Atheism attracts danger
in its rootlessness, in its abstractness
in its antagonism to the fixed, to the real
challenging it
threatening it
by being the sum total
of nothing and everything.

Questions
without answers.
Existence without ground.
Frontiers without safety.




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