Monday, March 28, 2011

Tao Bible - Psalm 108:13

Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
~ King James version ~

Why do you have so many enemies?
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Throughout the Old Testament, there is much talk of enemies and how God will defeat them for us.

If we are at all honest, it is our desires that create enemies. We want what someone else has and, if they don't hand it over, we label them as an adversary. When we temper desire and live more by the way of Tao, we discover that we have much more in common than what separates us. We find comrades where we once found enemies.

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  1. If we are at all honest, it is our desires that create enemies? How does this theory apply to America and its enemy Germany during World War two? What was America desiring that created this enemy? I can see where this applies to Germany but I can't see where this applies to America (in this particular war) Lao Tzu (31) said" His enemies are not demons. but human beings like himself. He doesn't wish them personal harm. Nor does he rejoice in victory. How could he rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men? He enters a battle gravely, with sorrow and with great compassion, as if he were attending a funeral.


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