Category Archives: God

Father, are you there?

There once was a little boy pondering over many questions; was his skin black because of the darkness in his heart but his soul is white due to purity? His other alternative being is his soul is white because he is only truly appreciated by you, Father, in the afterlife and degraded in reality? The […] Continue reading

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Art and Religion: Inspiration IS God

Christopher Ingle This piece is not easy to interpret. On one hand we have Blake who believes strongly in God, so much so that he believes that God is art, or at least that is how I interpreted it. Blake writes about his disdain of Reynold’s work. Reynold tells us that art is not based […] Continue reading

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why’s satan trying to be god so bad?

Milton martyrs himself as the savior of his people, which is ironic because he doesn’t agree on the ideas of war or any type of heroic characteristic for that matter. However, he’s being forced into the eternal death because God is inactive in the fight against satan; he takes off his robe of promise, that […] Continue reading

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Everybody has choices.

William Blake mentions a diverse set of topics throughout his writing. Much of his writing we’ve read thus far consists of innocence, womanhood, and the distinction between “good” and “evil.” This religious theme and connotations of good and evil can be explicitly seen in Blake’s “A Memorable Fancy.” For instance, the speaker goes on to […] Continue reading

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Rogue Thoughts

William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” are astonishing in so many levels. First of all, when I think of the word “proverb” I associate it with a religious connotation – The Book of Proverbs –  and how it’s meant to inform people on how to live their life “truthfully” and “correctly” by honoring God; e.g. “Trust […] Continue reading

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The Optimist’s God and the Pessimist’s Religion.

In two poems, William Blake shows how God creates Hope, but religion creates despair. In William Blake’s The Songs of Innocence and Experience, I believe there are two poems that are linked by a loose thread. To find the link, one must employ equal parts close reading skill, knowledge of the historical cultural moment, and mental gymnastics. […] Continue reading

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That thing they Call Childhood

Joy is born without knowing the sorrows of the world his soul is pure and untainted worry free and care free, he smiles Joy is born His mother rocks his cradle back and forth forth and back she hums a sweet melody all the while weeping in fear fear of the time that is to […] Continue reading

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A Fatherless Boy

He abandoned me at my worst. He left me at my best. He was nowhere to be found when I needed him the most. Why? How? Was there any emotion, any pain that traveled through his veins when he walked away? Did he stop at the door, a feeling of regret possibly crossing his mind? […] Continue reading

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God the Engineer of Life?

In Lawrence M. Krauss’s piece in the New Yorker, No, Astrobiology Has Not Made the Case for God, he responds to an article entitled Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God published in the Wall Street Journal by Eric Metaxas. In Metaxas’ piece, he writes about how miraculous and statistically infinitesimal the likelihood that life […] Continue reading Continue reading

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On Physics Tests and Roses

I was miffed. “The names of the scientists are going to be on the test?” My honors physics teacher, who I regarded as a generally reasonable man, had lost touch with reality and was resorting to the lowest of low testing methods: rote memorization without purpose. Memorizing formulas was one thing–those were tools, mental shortcuts […] Continue reading

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