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So what do we really know about Angels?

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    What do you really know about angels?  Do you pray to angels?

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      mtsi1098posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      angels are with us...

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We only pray to the Creator-God Allah YHWH; angles obey commandment of the Creator and cannot disobey.

        No, we don't pray to angels.

        Thanks

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
          IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm very surprise to read this.  Angels play a much bigger role in Islam, than any other religion.  Are you aware of this?

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            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            [66:7] O ye who believe! save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are appointed angels, stern and severe, who disobey not Allah in what He commands them and do as they are commanded.
            http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … mp;verse=0

            1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
              IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes or no?  I'm going to take that as a no.

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          jay_kumar_07posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          One Angel tempt & Disturp GODS creation [i.e ADAM & AVE ] with out GODS instruction. Then named as DEVIL . Is it true.

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There bunches of stories about them, but mostly mythical.
      I don't, but I know quite a few people seem to think they have guardian angels by their sides. lol

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        klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They are called Spirit Guides, Cagsil! You've got one next to you right now. And I bet he's very depressed since you insist in ignoring him! roll

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not likely, considering I have no need for one. There is nothing wrong with my spirit. Not that I have a spirit. lol

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            klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'm telling you! He's bored to death curling his hair in his fingers looking at you out of the corner of his eye. I won't even tell you what he thinks of you! lol lol lol

            1. Cagsil profile image59
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              roll

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      [41:31] As for those who say, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then remain steadfast, the angels descend on them, saying: ‘Fear ye not, nor grieve; and rejoice in the Garden that you were promised.
      [41:32] ‘We are your friends in this life and in the Hereafter. Therein you will have all that your souls will desire, and therein you will have all that you will ask for —
      [41:33] ‘An entertainment from the Most Forgiving, the Merciful.’

      http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … p;verse=30

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes or no would have been fine.

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      exorterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      the Bible speaks of 4 different kinds of angels, one of the kinds was what satan was, he had 4 faces, 4 wings, and under each wing was something like a hand, I have notes taken during a study of angels at church, but right now not sure where they are

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Quran corrects the narrative of Bible. Quran provides reasons while Bible does not.

        1. Beelzedad profile image59
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Where in the Quran does it teach you to denounce other holy books?

          1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
            IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well doesn't it?

            Isn't that what secular religions do, teach you to believe that their way is the right way?

            1. Beelzedad profile image59
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I have no idea, what is a secular religion? smile

              1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
                IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I mean in the state phase.  The state of being separate, hence secular, I probably should have used it in an adjective form; secularity.  Happy?smile

                1. Beelzedad profile image59
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Sorry, but my understanding of secular is that which rejects religion and religious doctrines and considerations, hence I cannot see how it can be used as and adjective for religion. It is an oxymoron so an explanation on your part would be necessary. smile

                  1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
                    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Are you familiar with the idea that within the Catholic Church their is secular doctrine governing those who posse oaths or have taken vows, and those who don't ie; deacons?  Even though they both are governed under Canonical Law, they are separate, but very religious people.

                    I meant it as I meant it, the state of being separate.

      2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You say kinds, not names.  I've just recently learned that their are those who believe there to be many different "kinds" of angels, and many different levels of angelic realm.

    5. denden mangubat profile image72
      denden mangubatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no i don't pray to angels,angels are God's people in heaven.there are principals,cherubims,archangels,dominions and messengers

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Principals; are they the ones who are closest to God?  What do you know of these levels?  Or are these the different types of angels?

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    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    Angels are one of the most interesting parts of the higher being mythology.  As Jewls puts it so well in the Catholic church invented Sunday thread the original concept, that has internal value, has been turned to an 'outside' concept and so stripped of its value.  Angels however appear throughout history and outside of religion - hence the speculation that they might be aliens.

    The way we see 'angels' has a history of what they are and how they operate, the neutered wishy washy shiny thing with wings is just religions way of trying to adopt and contain the angel idea.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I've heard of angels being E.T.'s.  Isn't anything out of this earthly realm an E.T./"alien?"  I'm incline to think so, just sounds a little weird saying it like that to me.  But I do think there is some truth behind this concept of what's an ET and what's not.

      Furthermore, what do some of you say to the idea that angels can be called up by using some forms of magic?

      1. alternate poet profile image79
        alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think magic (as in calling up anything) is created in the minds of weak and vulnerable people by others who are tring to get some kind of control over them.  Total b@ll@cks would be another way of putting it big_smile

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
          IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well I was watching TV the other night, and it was a show on Angels.  When I flipped the channel over to the program, it was talking about a project, which took place over in England during the 1970's that involved a garden/angel experiment.  These people planted a garden of flowers and veggies.  They invoked the spirits of nature/angels through ritual song, prayer and magic.  Supposedly, (and they had plenty of pictures and video tapes from news worthy sources documenting their experiment)the flowers and veggies grew to gigantic sizes.  I saw some of the video, it was amazing.

          Has anyone heard of this experiment?

  3. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    "We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." ~Luciano de Crescenzo

    I don't believe this way.  Though I do believe that their is a hierarchy to angels; those closest to God and those closest to us- like the Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel.

    1. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Of course, you know this is all sheer imagination, because there is no evidence for the existence of angels, or even God.

  4. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    I was reading somewhere, that angels can be called up by using magic.  I also learned that there is an actual angel alphabet and language.  It is called "spheres."

    Has anybody ever tried any of this?

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      Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, someone is doing their homework.

      I have heard of spheres or orbs as the title.
      But the angelic symbolism is too cryptic to determine of it was sanskrit or pre-sanskrit.

      BTW, magic is simply a process of evoking unseen forces, using visible elemental energy...

  5. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    http://www.edkrebs.com/herb/petoons6/BrainOnReligion.jpg

    1. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Earnest

      The best response so far.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

    This is everything we actually know about angels right here. Everything you ever wanted to know about angels but were afraid to ask is here:




































































































    big_smile

  7. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    lollollol

    Darn Beezie you're so funny.

    I cannot stop laughing.  You made my day! 

    Gosh...., that's was a good one.

    1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
      BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      about angels - well, like a coffee maker we all have our filters for the info that comes our ways so, sift the flotsam, save or spare the d-caff and perk yourself an open mind - wake up!  if angels wanted us to KNOW anything about them they would be in plain-sight.  Regarding a science of angels either way - the Atheist community says there are none because they purport that seeing is believing - implied in all their sage commentary - while seeing is in fact, knowing.  but if you see one, you won't believe in them either - you will know you saw something and it will be very unlikely that you know what it is.

      but if you believe in them, you are more correct in your assertions that they exist from a standpoint of faith, since faith supports having only what evidence is supplied by nature herself to consider that in all of this lack of KNOWING there are perhaps more possibilities of unseen forces than are not.  otherwise, where and why did the adage that the 'truth is stranger than fiction' ever surface?

      i am no, GODSTER, but i am a linguist, as is everyone on this site.  so what do we KNOW about angels????

      "be careful of what you say, for you never know whether you may be entertaining angels"

      and to take this two ways, sure, PERHAPS we have sat before them as they are masked in flesh, and perhaps we entertain them by saying precisely what some of them want us to say by advocating to their non-existence, a great way to perpetuate the idea that the Devil does not exist.  Even all the laughter that is targeted toward them aids the idea that there is no god/angels/spirit world.... 

      i don't know that there are angels, but do i believe in them?  the term means "messengers" of goodness.god/the overall concept of a good and loving being.  again, belief is not based on evidence, but it is however - LOGICAL.

      but perhaps the wisest thing i have said or, more precisely, quoted is -
      BE CAREFUL...

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        BE CAREFUL???

        Of what, angels?

        I've recently have learned that many people pray to invoke the three angels that supposedly guarded Christ's tomb.  They pray for strength and security.  What's to be careful about that?

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    I met a genius about 20 years ago. An eight year old boy sat next to me on a flight to Atlanta. "There are no angels on the clouds." He said. It was the first time I had noticed that.

 
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