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Re: Christian beliefs and discussion
« Reply #1875 on: October 30, 2014, 08:21:32 am »

I looked it up. It's not to make them look bigger, but to make predators think they are poisonous because of the bright, conspicuous colours.

So why would angels want to appear toxic? :P

They aren't eye spots but they are actual eyes, the ones you look with
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« Reply #1876 on: October 30, 2014, 08:29:15 am »

Have you seen them to know?

If you're willing to take some parts of the Bible and interpret them your own way, which you do, then I think that changing "Eye wing angels" to "Eye-pattern-wing angels" is a fairly good place to start.
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« Reply #1877 on: October 30, 2014, 08:41:10 am »

Have you seen them to know?

If you're willing to take some parts of the Bible and interpret them your own way, which you do, then I think that changing "Eye wing angels" to "Eye-pattern-wing angels" is a fairly good place to start.

You can interpret however you like
I interpret it as real eyes
but look at it however you want

edit: but don't come and ask us why you interpret it the way you do. If you're making your own interpretations I would hope you know why you interpret it as such.
(not trying to be mean or anything sorry if that comes out harsh)
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« Reply #1878 on: October 30, 2014, 08:47:22 am »

But why would angels have them? The purpose of the eyespots on butterflies is, iirc, to make them look bigger to predators....

What preys on angels?
I looked it up. It's not to make them look bigger, but to make predators think they are poisonous because of the bright, conspicuous colours.

So why would angels want to appear toxic? :P

They aren't eye spots but they are actual eyes, the ones you look with

It was just a random line of thought that popped up in my head, and yeah I thought to myself 'but what the heck would prey on angels?'.

Still though eye-wing angels or covered in eyes like Argus is into lovecraftian territory.
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« Reply #1879 on: October 30, 2014, 02:21:09 pm »

I call them the hovering eyeball monsters. Holy holy holy, is the Lord Almighty! Who was, who is, and who will become!

Possibly Related: It actually is plausible that "Yog-Sothoth" is a corruption of "YHVH-Sabaoth"
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« Reply #1880 on: October 30, 2014, 02:31:43 pm »

I don't think that's actually plausible at all. Though I will add the fun fact that Lovecraft called his works the Yog-Sothoth Cycle. Cthulhu Mythos only came after his death.
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« Reply #1881 on: October 30, 2014, 09:33:16 pm »

On the topic of angels, 2 Kings 19:35 states that an angel killed 185,000 Assyrians at once.  Maybe the eyes shoot lasers or something.
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« Reply #1882 on: October 30, 2014, 09:36:22 pm »

On the topic of angels, 2 Kings 19:35 states that an angel killed 185,000 Assyrians at once.  Maybe the eyes shoot lasers or something.
Could have been a thermonuclear blast lol  :P
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Re: Christian beliefs and discussion
« Reply #1883 on: October 30, 2014, 09:38:06 pm »

On the topic of angels, 2 Kings 19:35 states that an angel killed 185,000 Assyrians at once.  Maybe the eyes shoot lasers or something.
Could have been a thermonuclear blast lol  :P

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« Reply #1884 on: October 30, 2014, 09:42:14 pm »

If I'm remembering my stories correctly, the angel killed them in a far more eldritch way. It showed up, unveiled itself, and all the Assyrians and their war animals just dropped dead with no fanfare or obvious signs of injury.

Secondary fun fact is that the Assyrian records claim to have won a crushing victory in that very same battle, and report no soul-sucking angels.
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« Reply #1885 on: October 30, 2014, 11:21:28 pm »

To be fair, the Assyrians aren't exactly going to admit to having their army completely annihilated when they're writing their history, though, are they?
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« Reply #1886 on: October 30, 2014, 11:25:51 pm »

Neither would the Israelites ;)
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« Reply #1887 on: October 30, 2014, 11:30:25 pm »

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Re: Christian beliefs and discussion
« Reply #1888 on: October 30, 2014, 11:35:04 pm »

Also, which is more believable?

"Yeah, we won that battle, and routed them pretty handily."

or "Yeah, we won that battle, because A GIANT ANGEL FROM THE LORD ARRIVED AND KILLED EVERY SINGLE ENEMY SOLDIER IN A MOMENT!"
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« Reply #1889 on: October 31, 2014, 06:27:07 am »

Secondary fun fact is that the Assyrian records claim to have won a crushing victory in that very same battle, and report no soul-sucking angels.
There's an instance of the same thing happening between Ancient Egypt and the Hittites - it's a rather common occurence.
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