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Here Come the Jugglers

Photo by Desiray Green on Unsplash

To state the obvious, it isn’t easy being human. We have a lot of plates to spin. Or torches to juggle. Irons to put into the fire. Some metaphor of that sort. It feels like that, anyway. Too much, too fast. 24/7.

My speculation is that what came to be called “religion” originated as a way of coping with too much information. As in “overload.” By that I mean that — unlike other animals, who apparently juggle only one plate…

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David Breeden

David Breeden

Poet, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a Humanist congregation. Amazon author's page amazon.com/author/davidbreeden