February 17, 2017 - 'Ancient depictions of angels show them as almost Eldritch Horrors, but all the scriptures say they're good. What is really the truth?'
Two quotes from Greg Widen that have stuck with me for over twenty years. They're from his 1995 movie The Prophecy.
- Did you ever notice how in the Bible, whenever God needed to punish someone or to make an example, or whenever God needed a killing, he sent an angel? Did you ever wonder what a creature like that must be like? A whole existence spent praising your God, but always with one wing dipped in blood...would you ever really want to see an angel?
- I'm an angel. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.
It is my sincere prayer that God never wants to make an example of me (although, I believe He already has, but that's a story for another time), and if he does send an angel, he/she is for my protection rather than to rip out my soul. And, like the man said, I don't really want to see the angel.