For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.It seems to be a human predilection to want to feel special, to be viewed as especially valued as an individual or group. This can be seen in the Bible as the writers decree that their countrymen are the "Chosen People."
~ King James version ~
Tao does not play favorites.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
In the view of Taoists, no species or life form is any more or less "special" than any other. We each have a place in the overall mosaic of life. How could there be a hierarchy if everything is a manifestation of the same thing?
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