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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Last Judgment

The concept of the last judgment has
driven millions of people out of the
Church, out of Christianity. A fair
number of these refugees from Christianity
have rejected Christendom, not necessarily
a faith in "the Good Lord"; they may pray
nightly but never go near a church.

Some of these "poor benighted souls" have
found refuge among Quakers, who deplore
war, but, more important, believe "there is
that of God in everyone".

The fortunate few, with or without Quakerism,
have found WB, who lampooned Christendom
unmercifully. Urizen,(pic) brought the law, but
who brought grace? Jesus the Forgiveness of

With a few words from Blake's Vision of the
Last Judgment he brought that grossly
misunderstood concept to its merciful

"What are all the Gifts of the
Spirit but Mental Gifts whenever any
Individual Rejects Error & Embraces Truth a
Last Judgment passes upon that Individual."
(Erdman 562)

'Andrew and Simon Peter Searching for Christ'

We don't need to fight Evil (no, no, by
golly), but to reject the Errors that
clutter up our minds; we thus become those
"rich enlightened souls" who join WB in

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