Settling for Less Than the Ideal
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
- John Milton (1608-1674)
Above the Horizon Stood the Greeks - Another planksip Möbius
Settling for Less Than the Ideal
Inspired by John Milton (1608-1674)'s quote, "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.". The titled responsion is...
In Paradise Lost, John Milton portrays heaven as a place of eternal bliss and peace. His religious writings depict heaven in a heavenly setting that has no limits, where all that exist are perfect beings. Milton does not believe in hell because of his knowledge of the bible, but do not believe that hell is a real place as well. Milton does not believe that God allows people to sin so that they can go to hell after death. Milton does not believe that God allows people to live in hell because they have already paid for their sins, because heaven can only be claimed by one who has already paid for their sins in the past.
Milton also does not believe that God provides salvation for everyone, but rather it is decided by the free will of those who choose to accept it. Milton did not believe that a person gets to heaven without paying the price in blood. Milton does not believe that people are saved by Christ's atonement or the blood of Jesus Christ, but rather by God's love. Milton does not believe that a person can go to heaven through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Milton does not believe that those who die without Christ's blood to do so to pay for their sins.
John Morrison did not believe in hell because of his knowledge of the bible. While he would not necessarily agree with all John Milton's views, he does appreciate how he put these views into practice. John Morrison's work, Paradise Lost, is an example of how one's thoughts about things can affect the way he thinks and what he believes. He has done his research into the bible and the scriptures so that he can draw the right conclusions and be able to draw the correct conclusions from them.
Education Trumps All
Inspired by Victor Hugo (1802-1885)'s quote, "He who opens a school door, closes a prison.". The titled responsion is...
On grounds of early dismissal, education is an institution, life-long for some. Learning is but a reward and replacment for the consumptive nature that captivates the fovea centralis. Clearly the social blindspots of our consumer driven economies could be better.
Victor Hugo is one of the most famous and prolific French writers. He was born in Besançon, France, in 1802. His father was a professor of law in a university; his mother, a teacher, was also a respected member of the community. Victor Hugo was also educated at the universities of Paris and Madrid, but most importantly, he studied under Montaigne, who introduced him to literary fiction. Victor Hugo is famous for being the first French novelist to write in French. He was also the first French author to publish in France. During his lifetime, Victor Hugo translated more than eighty books into French.
Victor Hugo lived for many years in Spain and it was here that he started his education in literature. He had to leave the country at the age of fifty when the Spanish revolution broke out. After the revolution, Victor Hugo went into exile in France. In Paris, he met and fell in love with Maria Theresa, the Catholic Queen. This was the start of his life as an author, and he spent the next few years travelling between France and Spain. He married Maria Theresa's daughter Adelaide and they had three children, namely Isabel, Marie-Thérèse and Albert.
Victor Hugo is most known for his novels Les Miserables, which won him the Nobel Prize, and his historical novel Les Misérables. His novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, won the Hugo Prize for Literature. He has also written novels on religious subjects and on love. His poetry was published in several volumes. He died at the age of fifty in Saint Cloud, near Paris, on 4th November, 1890. The funeral of Victor Hugo was held in the church of St. Martin de Tours.