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The Properties of Angels

#1  Postby Abstract-Art » Jun 22, 2010 6:28 pm

If angels are real, what would they be made out of? Would they have mass? Would they emit radiation? and how would they 'work' (What would they have in place of brains, and other biological processes) ?
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If we work from their appearance and attributes attested to in the re-lia-ble Bible?
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#2  Postby Abstract-Art » Jun 22, 2010 6:30 pm

This obviously leads on to - if they have to have certain attributes, how we could go about detecting them?
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#3  Postby chippy » Jun 22, 2010 6:35 pm

Abstract-Art wrote:This obviously leads on to - if they have to have certain attributes, how we could go about detecting them?


Seems to me it would lead to, "Who'd win in a fight, an Angel or Superman?"
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#4  Postby Fallible » Jun 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Well I don't know, but I hear that the exact number able to dance on the head of a pin is twelvety.
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#5  Postby chippy » Jun 22, 2010 7:25 pm

:rofl:
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#6  Postby twistor59 » Jun 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Abstract-Art wrote:If angels are real, what would they be made out of?


It's a bit like "if superman were real, could he lift a planet ?"
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#7  Postby Thommo » Jun 22, 2010 8:52 pm

Property #1 : They are ridiculously good at playing hide and seek.
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#8  Postby chippy » Jun 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Thommo wrote:Property #1 : They are ridiculously good at playing hide and seek.


Excellent observation! It seems reasonable that they'd enjoy doing what they're good at. So, one might infer they playing hide and seek is a favorite pastime. Kids play hide and seek all the time. Angels must be made out of kids!!!! Holy Shit! I must go share my findings with the science community! :rofl:
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#9  Postby chairman bill » Jun 22, 2010 9:09 pm

chippy wrote:... Angels must be made out of kids ...


Oh FFS, keep it quiet. You'll have RC priests out buggering angels now, and Yahweh will insist on folk handing over their daughters instead.
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#10  Postby chippy » Jun 22, 2010 9:18 pm

chairman bill wrote:
chippy wrote:... Angels must be made out of kids ...


Oh FFS, keep it quiet. You'll have RC priests out buggering angels now, and Yahweh will insist on folk handing over their daughters instead.


Woah! :o I hadn't even considered that angle. Priests aren't actually pedophiles! They're buggering angels. Of course. It all makes sense now. Priests can talk to God. God would certainly tell them which children are angels. That must be how new angels are conceived. This is yet more undeniable evidence that angels exist. I'll include this all in my report to the science community. Do you think there's any connection between angels being sexually active with priests and also having an affinity for [i]blowing [/i ]... horns?

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#11  Postby chairman bill » Jun 22, 2010 10:11 pm

You're not taking this seriously, are you?
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#12  Postby Fallible » Jun 22, 2010 10:13 pm

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#13  Postby chippy » Jun 22, 2010 11:04 pm

chairman bill wrote:You're not taking this seriously, are you?


Moi? Um... not even slightly. Was it really that poe? :ask:
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#14  Postby MrFungus420 » Jun 23, 2010 11:46 am

Abstract-Art wrote:If angels are real, what would they be made out of? Would they have mass?


Wouldn't that depend on whether or not they were Catholic angels? :mrgreen:
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#15  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2010 12:10 pm

I see what you did there!
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#16  Postby Teuton » Jun 23, 2010 2:54 pm

"Who are the angels?

The angels are purely spiritual creatures, incorporeal, invisible, immortal, and personal beings endowed with intelligence and will. They ceaselessly contemplate God face-to-face and they glorify him. They serve him and are his messengers in the accomplishment of his saving mission to all."


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Re: The Properties of Angels

#17  Postby Ubjon » Jun 23, 2010 3:03 pm

Abstract-Art wrote:If angels are real, what would they be made out of? Would they have mass? Would they emit radiation? and how would they 'work' (What would they have in place of brains, and other biological processes) ?
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If we work from their appearance and attributes attested to in the re-lia-ble Bible?


They could have any properties you wanted
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#18  Postby dionysus » Jun 23, 2010 4:26 pm

Teuton wrote:"Who are the angels?

The angels are purely spiritual creatures, incorporeal, invisible, immortal, and personal beings endowed with intelligence and will. They ceaselessly contemplate God face-to-face and they glorify him. They serve him and are his messengers in the accomplishment of his saving mission to all. Plus they shoot lasers and have a power level of infinity + 1."




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Re: The Properties of Angels

#19  Postby twistor59 » Jun 23, 2010 4:37 pm

The OP's questions about properties of angels could equally be applied to ghosties, currently being discussed in this thread.

I always wondered how, being wispy things, they could walk through walls, but not sink through the floor due to gravity. And if they weren't subject to gravity, why don't they just float off.
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Re: The Properties of Angels

#20  Postby OHSU » Jun 23, 2010 4:41 pm

Mormons believe that angels are resurrected humans who had previously lived on earth as mortals. Apparently, they have tangible bodies of flesh and bone, but they have super powers. For example, they can hover in mid air, pass through walls, teleport, and that kind of thing. They also glow so brightly that they light up rooms.
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