Friday, November 15, 2013

Bible God

God is a three letter word. It means a great many things to a great many people.
For example many people use it constantly in profanity.
There are many visions of God.
William Blake spent his life developing his Vision of God.
As a dissenter and contrarian he wrote in MHH Plate 4:
 3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his
Energies. (speaking for the Devil)
(Erdman 34)

As he grew and matured spiritually he spoke often in what he
conceived to be false ‘visions of God.

      To Nobodaddy                                           
Why art thou silent & invisible
Father of jealousy                                             
Why dost thou hide thyself in clouds
From every searching Eye

Why darkness & obscurity      
In all thy words & laws
That none dare eat the fruit but from
The wily serpents jaws
Or is it because Secresy                                        
gains females loud applause                                     

There is a wealth of Blake’s ideas about God in Chapter Five of the Blake Primer:
"Thinking as I do that the Creator 
of this world is a cruel being, and
being a worshipper of Christ, I have to
say: "the Son! oh how unlike the Father":
First God Almighty comes with a thump on
the head; then J.C. comes with a balm
to heal it".
 on A Vision of the Last Judgment [Erdman 565])

      Each person's ultimate reality is his God. 
There is no known objective God (the Russian cosmonauts 
assured us of that many years ago); there are only images of God. 
Some of the outstanding images of God that have shaped the life of 
the world came to us from Moses, Isaiah, Buddha, and Mohammid. 
Finally we have the vision of Jesus, whom Christians consider to be 
an incarnation of God. But perhaps equally influential upon the course 
of history have been the visions of Alexander, Napoleon, and Stalin. 
Their common vision of the dominion of power is near the opposite pole 
from that of the gentle Galilean.

From the British Museum
in Wikipedia

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