Originally posted by Klassified
Originally posted by TinkerHaus
In the first picture they are depictions of ANGELS, not ALIENS.
This is found in alot of crucifixion paintings from the era. You can LEARN about this by researching "byzantine religious art crucifixion"
It's not aliens, it's SYMBOLISM.
In the second, it is also an iconic depiction, only this time it is representative of the Holy Spirit.
Do your homework. =D
That sounds very official, neat, and tidy. An explanation that fits inside the box.
Why is it that angels were depicted inside of an orb or sphere of sorts, with flames or rays shooting out the back?
Especially when wings would have done a much better job of symbolizing an angel. And would have been much more prevalent than orbs or spheres in the
Even in that time, the Holy Spirit was known to be an invisible entity. I could see HS being depicted as a dove, or a bright light of some kind, but
the artist was clearly depicting something other than HS. Something that could be seen.
That's not to say they are aliens. Though they might be. I'm just not buying the official line on this.
I gave you some clues, the answers are all there... And while UFO people tend to pick a couple of these images, there are literally hundreds of them
with the very same type of "UFOs" in the sky. It is historically documented that they are depictions of ANGELS.
The Holy Spirit was often depicted as a dove, an illuminated cloud, a ball of flames, rays of light, etc.. God is invisible but he has been depicted
in physical form by artists, ancient and modern. How do you convey in a painting something invisible if you don't have a symbol for that invisible
thing? That's what a SYMBOL is - a tangible depiction of an often intangible idea, thought, or belief.
And the angels in the sun and moon, well.. really, hundreds or thousands of examples in Byzantine art. It would take longer for me to post images to
ATS and then to this thread than it would for you to do some simple Googling. I encourage you to do so!
As I said, I've given you clues, you can do a little digging and learn the truth - or you can believe what some random UFO believer on ATS tells you.
Happy hunting. =]
I'm not trying to be a turd, but this is really well documented and again, there are hundreds or THOUSANDS of examples.
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