“Religion hid in war” …

Wrote William Blake, as he worked on his epic poem called Jerusalem or ‘Albion’ between 1804 -20.

I wonder what epic he would be working on if he lived today?

Jesus and his hero Los had to face the depredations of ” religion hid in war” (nothing really changes does it). People worshipped Satan disguised as ‘God,’ murdering Jesus and his message of forgiveness when they promoted war in his name.

The established churches were content to promote “war and princedom and victory.”

Blake’s response? “Their God I will not worship in their churches” … cries Los ...”O Sons we live not by wrath, by mercy alone we live.”

Blake’s Jesus

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