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IN DARKNESS GOD COMES INTO YOUR MIND NOT OUT THE MOUTH OF OTHERS

The Civil Writer Magazine Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Helen Keller had been left blind and deaf as a result of an illness. Her condition was confirmed by medical tests. Helen could not see any light or objects, and her ears could not conduct sound either through bone or via air. To have been deaf-mute-blind she was given a God by Emanuel Swedenborg.

Helen credits Swedenborg for giving her a faith that turned her darkness into light. It is to him that she acknowledges her indebtedness “for a richer interpretation of the Bible, a deeper understanding of the meaning of Christianity, and a precious sense of the divine presence in the world." Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell. The question is, why couldn't Helen Keller find God in her darkness afterall she asked the proper questions. Why was it necessary that man introduced Helen to his God. Is it self-doubt to not recognize your own God. Is your God not powerful as the one Abraham and Moses established in a book. Although God is who you want him to be it is mental influencing by peers to adopt a certain God who in your darkest moments is not your God. Helen Keller was not a Christian in the traditional sense of the word. She was an ardent follower of the Universalism of Emanuel Swedenborg. She read the Bible, but accepted and denied its teachings as she saw fit.