Wampanoag elder: “Really. Don’t you think we must drop all this stuff about God? Dump it?”

Yeah! I like plain language, “kick out the props,” even more than my refrain, “take off our conceptual helmets and shake out our hair.”

Kick Out the Props

January 14th, 2014.

by Manitonquat (Medicine Story)



Theology 101

Really, don’t you think we must drop

All this stuff about God? Dump it?

Delete it. It’s blinding us really.

We get too arrogant or too complacent

With our constructs. Kick the props out

and we might cling to honest humility.

That’s all that allows the possibility

In the vastness of our ignorance to perceive

Any new thing which may stretch

A further reach to what might really be.

About the author:
Manitonquat (Medicine Story) is a , storyteller, scholar and teacher. He was formerly poetry editor of the Mohawk journal Akwesasne Notes and editor of the Native American liberation journal Heritage. He is the author of Return to Creation, recently republished in a revised and expanded edition; Children of the Morning Light, Wampanoag creation stories, The Circle Way, a manual for creating and using circles, Ending violent crime, a report on his work with prison circles, Changing the World, an outgrowth of a class he taught at a Waldorf high school, and The Original Instructions: Reflections of an Elder on the Teachings of the Elders.
Other articles, past issues of his newsletters Talking Stick, photos of his international family camps, catalogue of his books and CDs, and a schedule of appearances may be found on his website: www.circleway.org

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  1. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for sharing this!

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