Category Archives: religion

fable of the spider who spun his death

A mosquito, caught on a thread of a spider’s web… …pleaded with the hairy arachnid: “I’ll sing for you if you’ll spare my life.  You don’t even have to free me—just let me live.” This spider had never met a … Continue reading

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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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fable of the two neighbors & the white-haired stranger

What’d begun as a friendly chat across the fence between two neighbors… …suddenly became an argument that summer afternoon. One believed in the Book of Genesis…in the story of Adam and Eve… …whereas the other accepted the theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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fable of the moth & the firefly

One sweet summer evening… …a firefly spotted a moth banging his head against the bulb of a street lamp. “My friend, seek the light within!” the luminous insect yelled to the stranger. Distracted from his pursuit for the moment, the … Continue reading

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fable of the race between the workhorse and the speed horse

So why did the slow workhorse want to race the speed horse? Well, having heard the story of the tortoise and the hare, she had hope. As for the speed horse… She agreed to the contest because she wanted people … Continue reading

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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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fable of the poor man who raised the sun

The rising of the sun depended upon the pharaoh. Or so the people believed… …because every morning just before dawn, Pharaoh went to the riverbank…opened his arms to the horizon…recited a prayer to summon the sun… …and—lo and behold!—the sun … Continue reading

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