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The Tyranny of Faith - 4sep21



Faith begins

innocently enough

with an idea.


It spreads to the emotions

that we feel about that idea.


And like a sprout

growing into an oak,

these ideas and feelings

grow very rigid


as do our desires to protect them

as well as procreate them.


Until like Chancellor Palpatine

spitting at Anakin Skywalker,

“Do it!”


we too are dictating to others

what they must think, and feel,

and say, and do.


Let us set down this dangerous tool of faith

and instead flow wisely, lovingly, and gently;

like the sages we were born to be.





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