Friday, October 29, 2010

Tao Bible - Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
~ King James version ~

Utter destruction is not the way of Tao.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
God smiles upon the people of Israel as they slaughter and pillage Jericho.

In Verse 68 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu counsels us that:
A good soldier is not violent.
A good fighter is not angry.
A good winner is not vengeful.
Violence, anger and vengefulness ultimately will foster resentment and retribution. It perpetuates conflict and moves everyone away -- victor and vanquished alike -- from Supreme Virtue.

If you're interested in reading more from this experimental series, go to the Tao Bible Index page.

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