Read the excerpt from Annus Mirabilis by John Dryden. What viewpoint does the excerpt reflect?

The undistinguish’d seeds of good and ill,

Heaven, in his bosom, from our knowledge hides:

And draws them in contempt of human skill,

Which oft for friends mistaken foes provides.

1) It is hard for humans to evaluate events in terms of potential outcomes.

2) It is difficult for humans to maintain a firm faith in God.

3) It is often difficult for humans to learn from their experiences.

5) It is not possible for humans to be friends with their foes.

6)It is difficult for humans to think well of their enemies.

5 Answers

  • John Dryden Annus Mirabilis

  • Poetry is more about creating fanciful imagery than accurately representing reality. Nice for inciting pleasant daydreams, but useless for describing how reality actually works.

    1) Humans who are careful to distinguish between objective reality and their subjective experiences are much better at evaluating potential outcomes.

    2) Only humans with a poor grasp on reality are able to maintain what they perceive as faith in God.

    3) Again, people who are able to distinguish between objective reality and their own mental experiences are better able to learn from their experiences.

    4) missing…

    5) Wrong. It is possible, even common, for foes to respect their opponent’s integrity and determination.

    6) Narrow-minded bigots hate their enemies, while those who can think deeply often respect “the loyal opposition,” as a matter of principle.

  • Humans are very gullible and senseless too!!! MAN is the top story teller in the universe not god, it is just one of MAN’s made up characters!!! FAITH is only an excuse word used by believers when they have no reasons for their beliefs, where as if they had even one reason then their pretend fake faith would be completely unnecessary!!! No actual gods or devils exist anywhere outside of any ones inculcated minds!!! The inculcation coming from the same con person who preaches blah blahs at you in church then after the last amen he goes to the backroom of the church and he and imagined god abuse little boys rears!!! If any god were real then no boys would ever of been abused inside of any church, pagoda, temple, etc. etc!!! .Because it is imagined to be all powerful and good and loving of goodness, not abuse, so why do you idiots still believe in it if its own clergy gets away with centuries of ꜱɛҳual abuse of children and still can baptize you with the same hands and probably the same water he used to clean up with after??? I had a friend who was so excited for weeks because he was going to be an altar boy, after his first day at altar slavery as he called it he killed himself that night because he was ꜱɛҳually used by his old ᏂᏫᖇᏁᎩ priest in the back of the church while other boys were doing other “holy” things in another part of the church!!! Nobody would believe me when i told them what my friend had told me and that priest stayed in that church until his retirement!!!

  • I think it’s D

  • what is the answer

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