posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:05 PM
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by AQuestion
How would you define angels and demons?
This question is a good starting point. I will define them as duality - objects, forces, forms who have interest in the experiencers emotional and
conscious states. In the Op i identify that object as child and postuate the effects on the childs psyche from being the first time exposed to
knowledge of the Angel and Demon, Good and Bad.
Sorry for the delay, I am cooking dinner, carne asada tacos. I have often wondered how demons and angels differ from humans. All demons are angels;
but, not all angels are demons. 1/3rd of the total if we believe the bible. I see angels as being less complex than humans, more pure in emotion and
thereby limited. They have free will; but, are more single minded. I am not a believer in us all becoming one, I believe we retain our individuality.
For the purpose of answering your question, I am not sure it matters as we may still arrive at the same answer; but, at least you will understand why
I take the position I do.
For most of humanities existence, people believed they were interacting with spiritual beings and they were usually unpleasant. As we developed ways
for measuring and understanding science, these beings tended to limit their interactions with only the most willing. Imagine that the world began
interacting and televising interactions with beings from another dimension, be they angels or demons. We would immediately begin trying to figure out
how to get the upper hand on them, to control them; but, we would use science. Think Ghostbusters.
As children we view good and bad as whether something makes us happy or sad. We have a very limited understanding of right and wrong. We are easily
convinced to do selfish things and define them as good because we like the result. Certainly, demons would promote selfishness as good to children and
the naive. It sets people against people rather than morals against morals.
Hopefully, as we age we come to understand that this life is about all of us and that all suffering hurts us as a species we come to have more mature
understandings of good and evil. I think the essence of your question is about the change in understanding between the simplistic view of good and
evil and one that takes into consideration others and even the future of humanity.
Sorry, I have to cut the meat; but, will be back. Peace.