Tuesday, August 14, 2012
All the Better to Eat You With
I'm not confused, but it appears I have confused you.
The War in Heaven wasn't just Satan, nee Lucifer. It was Lucifer and his minions. They lost the war and God booted them out of Heaven. They have spent the rest of their time making everyone on earth miserable to the best of their ability. They all had free will.
But angels aren't still falling out of Heaven, randomly, from time to time. Angels falling out of Heaven is over and done with.
We hope. They do have free will.
It's an interesting point you bring up that we must ask the name of any angel we meet. The reason for that is the same reason we are not allowed to attend seances and dabble in the occult, even if it seems rather harmless to try and ask dear old sweet Aunt Mildred where she kept the safe deposit box or just reminisce with her. She may sound like dear sweet old Aunt Mildred at the seance, but she could actually be nasty old Aunt Bealzebub. The devil is tricky.
Like the wolf at the end of Red Riding Hood. But not that obvious.
I'm not sure what good it would do to ask the angel his name. If the devil is going to pose as an angel, I'm sure he is not beyond lying about his name. I think the point was that we must be on guard when it comes to the supernatural.
It is written that no angel tormenting men and women is a heavenly Angel. That is why the Church demands two miracles for canonization. Precisely because no good comes from the devil.
This is also why the Church is so very careful about private revelations, like Mary sightings. It would just be a real feather in Satan's hat to have everyone believing that Mary appeared on the side of a tree and then show everyone to be so foolish as to believe that Mary appeared on the side of a tree.
That glob of chocolate still makes me sad.