Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, Where is it?

Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sig


This quote depicts the personification of atheism as an owlet emerging from its hiding place, mocking the existence of God. The mention of "obscene wings" suggests an air of darkness and negativity surrounding atheistic beliefs. By closing its eyes and hooting at the sun, a symbol of divinity and enlightenment, the owl questions the presence of God, challenging the notion of an omnipotent force. It conveys a sense of skepticism and disbelief towards the existence of a higher power.


By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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