trinitarian or arian: (split from:Angels and Free Will)
Well, as i said, i don t know 100%, i state based on what i see - - and what i see, to be candid, are in fact a lot of judeochristian type angelics, that base both thier beliefs of self and thier actions/moral code on thier personal interpretations of the various interrelated judeochristian faiths - all basicly translating into the same thing. they beleive themselves to follow one paticular deity (or even a servant of such deity), and take such servitude to the point where its very difficult for them to either comprehend the possibility of errors from such a line of faith, or to the absolute extent where they will in fact ignore reality because of thier beleifs - not unlike many fundamentalists. While this is generally harmless in and of itself, it can, and does, lead to times where rather than stopping and analising situations they are in to try to find a reasonable plan to deal with it, they will accept things as thier masters doing/bidding and not work to change it.
Examples? well, i could rip one straight out the bible, i suppose (since its the only thing i can think of that would be relatable in this case) - the whole concept of putting jesus on earth, then making him suffer the inhumanities humanity is capable of, just to ressurect the guy to start a cult. Fast forward to today,however, and its all hypothetical - again, not being specificly a "god serving angel" i cant state to any degree to such.
however, when i have *asked* those that ARE angelic (including yourself) that IF there had to be a choice, what would you do, the reaction and response has been , to be blunt, dissapointing - they would place thier faith in thier deity above thier own selves and do as bidden. Personally? i trust whats within over what is without. further, the fervor i see, in response to such questions (the whole "my god would NEVER do that to me" idea), in something that, while they may have *experienced*, they cannot *prove*, is telling. Me? i freely admit i could be fit for a straight jacket in a rubber room for what i beleive - i freely admit i could be totally out to lunch for what i beleive. would i bet my life on it? most of the time, not without good reason, itd depend on the situation. but angelics? almost invariably the response is, "if my deity told me to do so, id do it regardless of what i felt". Not Me. i personally dont care if the queen, my parents and "god" all told me to do something, if i thought there was somethign wrong, id analise it, if ihad time, or if i hadnt, id trust my instincts above all else. thats the point im driving at - id rather trust in myself than something that cant be proven.