Friday, November 25, 2011

Tao Bible - Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
~ King James version ~

Rain falls or does not fall according to its own internal nature.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
We could easily explain away Bible verses of this ilk by reasoning that primitive civilizations simply didn't understand the properties of environment and climate. However, according to the Biblical literalist, God meant what [he] wrote and so what we must take from a verse such as this is that the rains didn't come because the Chosen People were unfaithful!

In philosophical Taoism, we eschew the desire to define Tao as the result of human behaviors and emotions. In one manner of speaking, Tao is independent of us. The laws of nature existed before we came on the scene and will continue to exist long after our species is dead and gone.

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

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