Summer is a time for doing unusual things, so in August we are going to explore some proverbs that you won’t find in the Bible. In 1790, the English poet William Blake published “The Proverbs of Hell,” in which he takes aim at the uptight, moralistic, spirit-smothering Christianity of his day. Feeling that Christianity had been taken over by prudes he wrote new proverbs for a spiritually rich life, that includes pleasure and passion. “He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star/ Eternity is in love with the productions of time.” By reading Blake’s proverbs, we’ll be able to talk about what makes for a truly thriving life, and whether religion and/or secular attitudes get in the way. Hosted by Rev. Stephen Milton and DeeAnn Sagar, who studied Blake for her PhD. All are welcome. The Proverbs are very short, just a few pages long, and can be found here, in case you want to take a peek before the 11th: https://en.wikisource.