• Could you show love to a demon?

    And it was said that Lucifer, once the God's favored, rose up and led a rebellion against his father, attempting to overthrow God as master of the universe. He failed and along with his fellow rebel angels were cast out of heaven for their defiance, becoming the first demons. Why not extend a hand to the fallen and attempt to aid them in finding... show more
    And it was said that Lucifer, once the God's favored, rose up and led a rebellion against his father, attempting to overthrow God as master of the universe. He failed and along with his fellow rebel angels were cast out of heaven for their defiance, becoming the first demons. Why not extend a hand to the fallen and attempt to aid them in finding their honor once more? We as Christians, who are taught to turn the other cheek and forgive our neighbors, instead speak of the fallen with such hatred, revile and scorn. We look down our noses at them because they sought to uproot the lord of the manor, and in the same breath we spit on that lords very teachings of love and forgiveness. The fallen are not to be feared. To fear them just for being is court racism. They are our lost brethren looking for a hand to lead them out of the darkness. It is our duty with smiles on our faces and good will in our hearts to extend our hands and say "dear one, release this anger, and cry no more." If God will not have them back in heaven, then we must offer them succor on earth. It was said in Ancient times that the Angels found the daughters of Adam attractive and came together in union with them to bear what is known as the Nephilim (Half-Angel) as offspring, living Happily together. Mayhap when the hate has dispersed, such bliss can be found once more. If you're scared of Demons, I understand, Jeff. But what you need to understand is existence didn't just blink itself from nothingness. You're a mole who has never known any other world other than your cave. Of course you'd mistake that for being alone. I'm saddened to hear that, Roman. Understand that just because a people are different, doesn't mean they all carry the worst characteristics of the stereotype. If that were true, I'd have no Muslim friends. God bless. Hannah, they were exiled solely from Heaven. This is Earth. They are refugees here and what is it we do with refugees? We provide them succor so that we may peacefully cohabitate as one people. The opposite is all out war, in which no one is happy. Let go of your warmongering prejudices and embrace peace, my dear. Moreover my friends, after rebelling against God and biting deep of the fruit of knowledge and attempting to gain the wisdom of Gods ourselves, were we not also cast out of paradise? Forced to toil to atone for the lord's forgiveness. Are we really in any position to look down our nose at those in the same boat if we wish not to call ourselves hypocrites? That's incorrect, Yowsa. Angels like Man are sons of God. And demons are merely fallen angels. In that we are family, even if we do have a somewhat uneasy relationship due to station. Simply because the father throws the child out of his home does not make the child any less the fathers offspring. As for loving more that which is of our dominion, we need not let such division of power cloud our hearts. Just because we can't control a creature, does not mean it is unworthy of loving. Au Yowsa but Genesis 6:2 does indeed call Angels, of which Lucifer belonged, the sons of God: "The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose." Twas how the Nephilim came to be. It is also important to note the term 'wives'. Not slaves, cattle or pieces of flesh for sex. The Angels came unto the earth and wedded, filling these lovers with children. Twas division of race and station that took this age of bliss. To remain in denial is to show ignorance or arrogance. But who could could blame you, when both are all most of the brethren are fed in this age. After one's rebirth, they are instructed by man whom to love, whom to hate and which way to march. Never questioning or deviating. The simplicity of a solider. Beautiful in their chants and uniform, but ultimately flawed, unremarkable and tragic in that they can only comprehend what's written in their itinerary by nameless superiors. The lord favors those that are able to take his teachings and exhibit them in all aspects of life, in his name. His name, not the scribes of man. Our lord commands us to love our friends, family, neighbor, enemies. And thus even when we fear, even when we hate, even when we are at the mercy of another, we must flood our hearts with love, let redemption sing on our lips and meet our end smiling, wishing the lords blessing on them and knowing we did all we could for our father. You have a pure heart, Racket. May the Lord always look down with kind eyes upon you.
    90 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • Greeks and Trojans?

    Both Agamemnon and Priam have embassies to Achilles that attempt to change his mind: the first, to bring him into the war; the second, to return the body of his son, Hector, to him. Agamemnon’s embassy fails, while that of Priam succeeds. Why was Priam successful—despite being the enemy and father of the one who killed Patroclus—whereas... show more
    Both Agamemnon and Priam have embassies to Achilles that attempt to change his mind: the first, to bring him into the war; the second, to return the body of his son, Hector, to him. Agamemnon’s embassy fails, while that of Priam succeeds. Why was Priam successful—despite being the enemy and father of the one who killed Patroclus—whereas Agamemnon—Achilles’s ally and king—was not?
    2 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 9 months ago