Why do people continue to bring up this superstitious nonsense.
You are factually wrong.
Your opinion, while honest and logical, is based on your own lack of encounter with an angel.
It is like saying aliens are superstitious nonsense just because you personally have never encountered one, and is as disrespectful as saying aliens do not exist, to a person who has encountered one.
Angels (just a name we give these beings) are as real, physical, and independent of being, as you are. You can see them, hear them touch them converse withthem mentally and aurally. They can bring you real articles which remain They can alter their own composition and tha tof mater around them. They can walk through a door if they choose or, just as easily, a wall.
They are sometimes seen by other humans when they appear to an individual. They appear to be almost avatars of "god', with many of the same powers and abilities. Perhaps they are god, or god manifests as angels. I suspect that much of the theology about god comes from individuals' encounters with angels.
I have met them in a number of forms. What struck me is that they first appeared when i was an atheist secular humanist, completely unsuspecting, and I had no idea what they were, having never read the bible or other religious literature. I didnt even know what they were, and first (immediately)suspected either a projection of my own mind or a non religious alien intervention/encounter. The action and intent of my first angel, along with its words, authority, and physical power, however, conveyed to me an appreciation of its care, compassion, and love. Hence it fitted what i later read about angels
Later, reading many accounts about them, I found that, for many millenia, these beings have been appearing to humans in the same range of forms, and doing the same thing in their interactions with human beings.
I might suspect they were jungian archetypes, if not for their physical reality, which is evidenced in the same ways all independent physical reality is evidenced.
Because angels have been engaging with humans for many millenia, we know they are advanced/evolved considerably more than humans. Their technology and abilities have long seemed magical to us.
But we are catching up. Within a hundred years, based on current scientific development, humans will be able to reproduce almost all the observed abilities of an angel, using technologies like matter transmission and conversion of energy/matter/energy at will. Our food clothing etc will be created from templates and delivered to us via matter transmission, and we will most likely travel using the same devices.
Thus, we too, will appear and disappear instantaneously, appear to move through solid objects, and be able to materialse and dematerialise, or transport solid objects to a spatial location of our chosing. We will converse using telepathy and be able to manipulate remote and local environments using the power of our minds enhanced by technology. We have begun all these processes, and had initial succes in each of them, so we know we will succeed at them..
And if we can do all these things, why not a race slightly older and more evolved than we are?
Edited by Mr Walker, 12 January 2013 - 10:11 PM.