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Not of men

Posted by Ron Coleman on January 25, 2008

View from Mt. Holyoke - Thomas Cole

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.

— William Blake

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5 Responses to “Not of men”

  1. Jack said

    I like the Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

  2. mary said

    It’s true, men could never have created words as lovely as Blakes, or paintings as glorious as Cole’s. It had to be God.

    But when something goes wrong or something blows up, guess who gets the blame..

  3. LOL, Mary, come on!

    Cole would have nothing to paint; Blake nothing to say nor heart to say it.

  4. Jack said

    I thought Blake’s wife told him what to say.
    That’s what mine does.

  5. mary said

    Cole would have nothing to paint; Blake nothing to say nor heart to say it.

    True, Cole wouldn’t even exist. Neither would Blake.

    But if God is everything, then God is the good and the bad, the creativity and the destruction, death and life, birth and killing, the art and the tsunamis, the criminals and the cops.

    That’s just one thing that’s always bugged me about monotheism – while everything good is credited to God, most that’s bad is attributed to men (or, of course, women). That’s one reason why it’s never appealed to me. Other opinions will vary..

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