John Milton

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  • With the exception of national security, government has no place regulating speech based on content.

    John Milton described a "marketplace of ideas" in Paradise Lost, an open forum for all to engage in discourse without fear of reparisal. John Stewart Mill makes the following argument: "If the arguments of the present chapter are of any validity, there ought to exist the fullest liberty of professing and discussing, as a matter of ethical conviction, any doctrine, however immoral it may be considered...

  • Shakespeare? No such author!

    John Milton, author of the epic Paradise Lost had a mere 8000. The quaint little dwelling in Stratford's Henley Street is where William Shakespeare, son a John, a glovemaker was allegedly born in 1564. Katz, MD 'that all of this is so insignificant since both ripe (or yellow) and unripe (or green) bananas are rich sources of": 1.) magnesium (which helps bones absorb calcium and remain strong) 2.) folate (forms of the water soluble B9 vitamin that is vital for fighting birth defects) 3.) fiber 4.) potassium 5.) vitamin C 6.) vitamin B6 So in conclusion, I think the true debate lies with personal taste.

Opinions

  • Do you believe in heaven?

    Heaven is inside you Yes I believe in heaven, but as a state of mind, although I am not a Christian, I think Jesus sums it up nicely when he say's, "Neither will people say here it is, or there it is, because the kingdom of heaven is withiin you." Jesus Christ The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, John Milton Absurd!

  • Is there life after death?

    Death, As in Life, Is What We Make It John Milton had it right--we make our own heaven or hell. In any case there is strong possibility for "afterlife" even though there isn't much of scientific proof.

Forums

  • Is it racist to hate demons?

    Well john milton proved in his book "paradise lost" that satan is actually the bringer of knwoeldge which is a lot better than just being ignorant like god wanted us to be in the tree of life genesis bible: At 3/25/2013 4:42:34 AM, atheismo wrote: : yes, it's basically the same as christians saying dont hate anyone but then hating satan. Well john milton proved in his book "paradise lost" that satan is actually the bringer of knoweldge which is a lot better than just being ignorant like god wanted us to be in the tree of life genesis bible According to the NET Story book bible. Well john milton proved in his book "paradise lost" that satan is actually the bringer of knwoeldge which is a lot better than just being ignorant like god wanted us to be in the tree of life genesis bible Actually "ha-Satan" mans "the opposer," and Satan was originally depicted as the prosecutor of man.

  • Favorite Quotes

    Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?" - John Milton - "No society in which these liberties are not, on the whole, respected, is free, whatever may be its form of government; and none is completely free in which they do not exist absolute and unqualified. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill - "The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not." - Eric Hoffer - "Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    In what type of work did John Milton specialize?
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    John Milton was an accomplished writer.
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    What is a famous quote by John Milton?
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    One famous quote is, "Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!."
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    Where was John Milton born?
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    John Milton was born in London.
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    Who was an influence on John Milton?
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    John Donne, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Virgil and Ovid influenced John Milton.
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    Which academic institution did John Milton attend?
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    John Milton went to school at Christ's College, Cambridge.
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    Which works have been published by writer, John Milton?
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    Popular books include -
    - Paradise Lost
    - Defensio pro Populo Anglicano
    - Paradise Regained
    - History of Britain
    - Areopagitica
    - Of Education
    - The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
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