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Old 24-Dec-2009, 02:46 AM (02:46)     1        35057
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Old 24-Dec-2009, 04:53 AM (04:53)     2        35059
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“Even a cursory examination of the evidence in representational arts shows that angels and cherubs cannot take off and cannot use powered flight,” said Prof Wotton.
Dear christ. That needed saying or emphasis? Either I am just being overly criticial, or Prof. Wotton and the Daily Telegraph are really stretched for something to talk about. Dear god. This is on a par with setting huge teams of scientists and their intrepid husky dogs to racing over the North Pole to prove Santa doesn't exist.
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I need to read the article, but if you've ever read the description of angels in the Old Testament, unless they -purposefully- took on the guise of humans (in which case they looked human) they didn't look anything at all like people. Wasn't there one of the angels that was supposed to be a bull or some shit?

Really, in a lot of ways the ancient "angels" weren't all that different from anything else at the time.

And now I'ma go read the article where it'll prolly say all the same stuff way more eloquently.
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Wasn't there one of the angels that was supposed to be a bull or some shit?
The very original angels, the cherubim and seraphim, were IIRC AFAIK adopted by the Hebrews from the Babylonians, and were indeed half-bulls, quarter-lions, with wings, kinda thing.
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Yeah, that.

Seriously, could you imagine some half-bull-thing flying?

I would say something about smelling it, but i don't think it's a flying bull I'm smelling. /bad tiredjokes
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Poor devils, couldn't even get that right.

It really is as if they don't have much else to talk about. Angels dancing on a pinhead anyone?
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