A Dudeist Poetry Moment

We take this unscheduled break from translating the Tao De Ching to bring you a poem I just wrote, in the Dudeist tradition. *snaps* I call it, Godly Creatures.

We are Godly creatures
And so, the Atheists are both
right and wrong –
Because the world
and the weather
and all of us together
make up just one part
of something much larger

There is no Sky Daddy,
no report card being kept.
There is no secret recipe
for finding happiness.

It’s really very straightforward
and all religions get this right:
To find peace, you must have faith.

And if we are Godly,
can we not have faith in ourselves?
In fact, I think we must.
And if not faith, love or trust.

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