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Paradise Lost, Book I, Lines 221-270
John Milton - 1608-1674
Said then the lost Arch-Angel, this the seat
That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom
For that celestial light? Be it so, since he
Who now is Sovran can dispose and bid
What shall be right: fardest from him is best
Whom reason hath equald, force hath made supream
Above his equals. Farewel happy Fields
Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail
Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time.
The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
What matter where, if I be still the same,
And what I should be, all but less then he
Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.
But wherefore let we then our faithful friends,
Th' associates and copartners of our loss
Lye thus astonisht on th' oblivious Pool,
And call them not to share with us their part
In this unhappy Mansion, or once more
With rallied Arms to try what may be yet
Regaind in Heav'n, or what more lost in Hell?
originally posted by: DAVG1980
What's your belief? Do you believe in God or gods, are you an atheist or agnostic, it doesn't matter
Because ultimately there is no definitive proof is there, no scientific proof anyway, I don't have proof, but I do have experiences and I still have breath, the ever constant supplier of life
Experiences of adoration, devotion, of nurturing and investigating
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, living life to the fullest may in itself be an act of god, gods hand can be seen in computing, in nature, in anatomy, in the universe, if you are whichever way inclined you could attribute any thing to a divine creator or a devilish creator
Ultimately there is no proof is there
And no matter how bad or crazy shhh gets just remember you could have paid for this clown world
You could be a plasma alien sitting in an arcade machine having a human experience for a 60 zeus note, total recall maybe imminent
You could be a plasma alien sitting in an arcade machine having a human experience for a 60 zeus note,