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A Spirtual Life of William Blake

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William Blake was a devoted man to his work as an artist and writer. He began his long and prominent career at a very young age. At the age of ten he went to drawing school and a few years later began an apprenticeship with a well-known engraver. From there he fell in love with reading and started to write poetry in his free time. He enjoyed writing about what was on his mind; it was his way of keeping a diary or journal. Blake felt the need to express his religious views and opinions in his writing because of things he endured through his life. Whether the situation was just something to do with everyday life or good or evil, Blake expressed his feelings through his poetry.

Blake argues in his work, "There is No Natural Religion, part A" that religion is not natural. He states that, "Man cannot naturally Perceive but through his natural or bodily organs" (Blake 80). What this is talking about is that no man is born with Christ in their soul. They have to naturally ask the one and only savor Jesus Christ to come into their heart on their own. Even though we as people are sinners and do things that are not holy unto him, he will never forsake us because he is a forgiving God. On the other hand, God shows no pity for someone that is not willing to help themselves. According to Blake in, "The Book of Urizen" he states that, "Pity divides the soul" (Mellor). A person cannot live on what they have done in the past. They have to move on and except the outcome. There are too many people in the world today that are living in the past and they do not realize that all they have to do is turn to God and believe in him to help them get through their problems.

The people in the world today are truly not getting the whole picture of being a real believer in Christ. You have to know that if you die today that you are going to spend the rest of your eternal life in heaven. To know this you have to walk right with God and know that no matter what happens he will always be there. According to Blake in, "There is no Natural Religion, part B," he states that:

The desire of Man being Infinite, the possession is Infinite and himself is Infinite. Application. He who sees the Infinite in all things sees God. He who sees the Ratio only sees himself only. Therefore God becomes as we are, that we may be as he is (Blake 81).

God is timeless, limitless, and endless. All things were created by and for him. Since we are finite, we cannot


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