the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 75/81


People starve because
governments and religions and businesses spend
too much money
That is the only reason there is hunger.

People demonstrate and rebel because
religions and businesses and governments make laws
to restrict them.
That is the only reason there isn't peace.

People have no fear of death because
businesses and governments and religions are
so busy trying
to survive.
That is why death carries so little fear for common people,
for having so little to get out of life themselves,
their lives are fuller.

In every area of life there are pessimists and optimists, separatists and inclusionists. Often times pessimists go together with separatists, optimists with inclusionists.
There are Christians who see sin everywhere, and see Christianity as the one and only way of being religious. There are atheists who see evil everywhere, too, especially in Christianity, and who believe that atheism is the only way to save the world from the evils of organized religion.
On the other side, there are theists who believe that the universe is an inherently wonderful positive place, who believe that the path to salvation is open to one and all alike, regardless of the religious path or the ethnic culture which prescribes the direction of the walk.
Now, where are the atheists who follow a similar path?

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