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Comment 6 of 46, added on March 2nd, 2007 at 8:02 PM.
Although Whitman has many Hebraic references, I feel like this poem is
using "God" and "Creation" as a symbol for the macrocosm of existence and
the fact that he uses the word "I" puts himself as the microcosm
(observer). This poem asks significant questions about what it is to exist
in the society we run in, whether in direction or no direction. I feel that
this poem pays tribute to human existence in this society, and Whitman
wrote this to wake people's senses during the Industrialization era... to
bring people out of the modern experience and into a deeper one. It is
ignorant to say this poem is "Christian" and to determine Christianity as
the right path is completely biased (especially since we live in a world of
many diverse cultures, beliefs, religions, and philosophies. WAKE UP!).
This poem isn't meant for religion. It's meant for spirituality.
Spirituality is something we feel within and religion is a set of laws that
guide's the believer. Whitman creates a dualism of matter in laws in our
society with spirit to ratify a new American dream. Personally, I believe
that the ideas in this poem could exist if people in our society would open
their eyes and hearts to the corruption that filters through our nation but
is masked by the insanely material addictions our government is force
feeding our blind brothers and sisters. We are all here NOW. Whitman
provokes these questions for a reason. Find it within yourselves. Find
Natasha from United States
Comment 5 of 46, added on February 23rd, 2007 at 10:30 AM.
well im a firm beliver in christ and for all of you woh dont believe in
christ but do believe in nothing or another god than please answer sone of
these questions... of you believe in evloution when yall said that
everything revolves into diffrent things and that we all came from monkey
than why arnt we still revolving now? And for all of you who believe in
homosexuality why dont you see animals going around chasing after the same
sex? And finaly, for all of you woh dont believe in Jesus Christ How was
this earth created and how did every thing get here? In the bible GOD days
that he knew you before you were. why would GOD send his son to die on the
cross for you and that he shed his blood for you to just waste it like it
is nothing to you.And your probally thinking of all of these good questions
about what I just posted, and its true and all that you have to do is ask
Jesus Christ to come into your heart and forgive you of all of your sins so
that you can be in heaven with me someday. Hoplfully when I die that I will
see whoever reads this message in Heaven. Thank you so very much for taking
time out of your day to hopefully become a beliver in Jesus Christ.
Jwan Lopez from United States
Comment 4 of 46, added on May 29th, 2006 at 11:13 AM.
i think that walt whitman is a jerk for what he said about GOD almighty
!!!!!!!! no ands ifs or buts about it.
john from United States
Comment 3 of 46, added on February 6th, 2006 at 6:29 AM.
I think hes trying to say... no offense though.. that God did not create
society, but we ourselves did because we all have a God in our soul, we
created what is now today.
from Korea, South
Comment 2 of 46, added on June 25th, 2005 at 12:43 AM.
I like this poem. It truly reveals the "god" in all of us. It also pays
tribute to human life itself. It's a small insight into the super-concious
from United States
Comment 1 of 46, added on June 6th, 2005 at 9:44 AM.
i think he is saying that you can be your own god, a highly contraversial
thought during the time.
Rahul from United States
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