Archer Wrote:The thing is, the "First War" is a paradigm that only applies to some individuals - probably most of the Judeo-Christian angel types, but not necessarily anyone else. As such, who was on what side in it is a bit like asking whether Capitain Picard was with the Rebellion or the Empire.
But all myths about YHWH, really are about reality, just ignore the cranky old man who hates foreskin :-p So totally not what I believe, just cynically agreeing with you point, and essentially posting responses I've gotten to similar comments in the past.
Anyways, personally in my usage and understanding of the terms. Fallen and Demon are one in the same, the main difference is how someone wants to identify. It's like immigrating, do you considering yourself a Canadian, or a British immigrant? Do you cling more to what you were, or what you are?
Also in my system, there is Descended, which sometimes lines up more with how some people use Fallen. The analogy is Fallen are the people parents kick out of their house, Descended is someone who moves out. Fallen are "removed" or "banished" from their place within their paradigm, where as a Descended is more like the Celestial that says "You know what, no offence, but I want to try things another way, I'm going off, don't know if or when I'll be back." Descension is more of a peaceful choice, than a radical choice or punishment.
When we first begin all things simply are.
As we grow all things are external.
As we learn all things are internal.
As we understand all things are not.