The Poems of William Blake

Discuss about religious dogma or creed that William Blake intends to display.

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Blake argues that every religion, and all sects of philosophy, originated in God’s revelation but that that revelation is then filtered through human consciousness. Therefore, each creed taken on by humankind adopts a human characteristic that has been superimposed with a divine essence. He alludes to our impulses that cannot be gained from experience, and our longing for the infinite, which goes against the laws of nature, as support for his thesis. Blake concludes that the universe within which we live is infinite and will become too vast to comprehend, which will lead us to a wearisome and mentally defeated state.