FOR John Clark Re: religion bashing?

Robert Owen (
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 05:18:02 -0400

John Clark wrote:

> I exclude Taoism from my criticism as it is not a religion and has no
> dogma, it doesn't even insist that anything about it is true. One of the
> most brilliant books I ever read was "The Tao is Silent" by Raymond Smullyan.

Hello John,

You may read and download any of the major translations of the Tao Te Ching at:

or at:

The latter is the more inclusive resource. For an alternative site that provides texts and links, try:

Finally, the "Taoism Information Page" provides English-language scholarly and philosophical information on the Lao Tzu as well as other related topics, and texts by the other most significant classical Taoist author Chuang-tzu or Zhuang-zi:

I hope at least one of these references can enhance your enjoyment of the study of CLASSICAL Taoism as a means of considering things spiritual without aversion or disgust.

Best wishes,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA