Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Two Minutes Hate
(since it is April)
I don't mind Milton and Paradise Lost but I don't love it either. I know it is supposed to be one of the greatest pieces of literature ever, but I personally didn't find it that great. Yes, it had some amazing parts, some awesome visuals, and some interesting ideas...but it also had many parts that were completely boring and lasted way too long for my taste. This post isn't about that work itself.
Neither Satan nor Milton were talking to you. Satan was giving a speech to his rebel angel followers, who were tossed into a lake of fire. You are far from a rebel angel, you are just an idiot who once heard this quote and since you thought it sounded cool, you use it to justify your shitty behavior. You are a loser. You really aren't even evil, just a jerk (or maybe a Jerk Too).
I am no religious expert - but I have read the Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavad Gita, as well as Milton (Oh, have you actually read the Milton poem that you are quoting?). I've also taken more than a handful or religion and philosophy classes. Admittedly, I went through a phase. My point is, that I am no expert but I am pretty sure that is not the way if works. Just because you are some jerkoff doesn't mean you get to reign in hell. In fact, instead of reigning, you are going to be Satan's little bitch. I think the Satan and your role was best summed up by Satan's part in this Tenacious D song. Enjoy gargling mayonnaise.
Now stop being a Dick.