Re: Rational nursery tales

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 21:08:18 MST wrote:

> In a message dated 1/21/00 12:18:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> 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
> of.
> It's denial is the root of all relegions [sic]...

                                    WITHOUT INTENTION

                         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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