Tue 27 Jun 2006
Sinfest, Dec 12 2001
Well, since I wrote about demons last week, I guess I’ll talk briefly about angels today. The popular images of angels with wings and halos began sometime in the 4th century, whereas angels are (biblically speaking) essentially spiritual in nature, not physical. They have no particular physical characteristics, although they may take on human form to better communicate with us. Angels are also not ‘good people who died’, like Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life; instead, they are a seperate class of created, spiritual beings. Recently there seems to be a resurgence in interest in angels in the media and popular consciousness, although usually they are depicted in a caricatured way, like in the cartoon above. Like demons, I think (this part is my opinion) it’s good to recognize angels exist, but foolish to dwell upon their existence or put too much emphasis on them.