> In a message dated 1/21/00 12:18:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > that "nature"
> > (whether its the natural kind or a human environment) -- may simply
> > "not care".
> This is the single harshest and most strenously denied truth that I am aware
> It's denial is ....at the root of all relegions [sic]...
Nature acts without intent,
so cannot be described
as acting with benevolence,
nor malevolence to any thing.
Therefore, even when he seems to act
in manner kind or benevolent,
the sage is not acting with such intent,
for in conscious matters such as these,
he is amoral and indifferent.
- Tao Te Ching Ch. 5
Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA
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