Catholic Church Wants to Assure You That Angels Do Not Have Wings

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Don't have a view on the "wings" question, but it's hard to imagine angels as shards of light. When Jesus was arrested, here's what he had to say (this is from Matthew 26, emphasis added):

Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”

[me again] So it seems implausible that Jesus was saying that he could, if he wanted, summon twelve legions of shards of light. But I mean, maybe.
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Actually, all angels look exactly like Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly is not, however, an angel. It's just coincidence that she looks like that.
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What the fuck is a shard of light?
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Thanks for the head's up on this breaking news. I stopped following RC fantasy 5 yrs. ago when I gave up religion for Lent....and forever.

Maybe angels don't have wings....but at least there are some maxi-pads that do and I believe that Red Bull is able to give you wings.
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@3 break a window in slow motion on a really sunny day, and squint. Then you'll know.
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But more importantly: Exactly how many angels really can dance on the head of a pin???
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@6 - Trick question. Angels are forbidden by divine decree to dance.
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Oddly enough, he's correct, but it gets lost in the translation. Angels are indeed beings of light, but it's divine light — the stuff the universe is being created from. Not photons.
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Angels aren't black light. They're white!

I heard on Fox.
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This is the ams as arguing whether Santa is white or not. made-up creatures can look like whatever you want them to. In my world, all angels are female and look like Bryce Dallas Howard.
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ams=same in autocorrect land.
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This guy's been reading too much Kaballah.
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Um, has Fr. Lavator ever READ Nevi'im (Prophets)? Right there, Isaiah 6:2-3. Assuming this is real, of course; the good priest's surname makes me think this could be a hoax.
"Above Him stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with twain he covered his face and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one called unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory."
(Talking about the angels saying that is, by the by, a major part of traditional Yom Kippur liturgy.)
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Silver wings silhouetted against the child's sunrise

And my angel, she said unto me

"Today is the day for you to rise..."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uwWOpC1t…
(I know, I like this version bettter.)

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Then what the fuck is dark-matter/dark-energy then?!?!?! ANTI-angels?

I just wish the RCC would stick to their fantasy world, and I'll stick to mine. DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!!
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I understood them to be wheels of fire.
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I'm still trying to figure out who's winning the War on Christmas.

Will there be a Deathmatch on Wednesday? Perhaps on FOX?
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I thought they looked like Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander... Damn.
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In Mormon art angels are wingless. I have no idea if that's official LDS doctrine or just an aesthetic choice.
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"shards of light" = "advanced energy-beam weapons". DARPA is beatin' cleats to catch up.
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Actual angels are small, soft, yellow and sticky, like traditional Easter peeps. Easter Peeps were inspired by a vision of angels sent by Jesus, although the inventor didn't reveal this to his coworkers as they were rather cynical about marshmallow products.

Angels have little high voices, and they're real cute. I don't know what they taste like.

- An Equally Qualified Angelologist
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