Ok. Why do angels have bird wings, and devils bat wings? This is a quite consistent depiction in art etc. Why is this, what is going on?
|From Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair ... Fourth edition", p 104, 1892|
I have been pondering this for some time, and a sort of revelation came to me. The situation is complex, but it can be boiled down to a simple fact:
Angels are birds. Devils are mammals
Why is this significant. And what *are* birds, really? Birds are dinosaurs (seriously, look it up).
Angels are the survivor of the meteor impact. They are a hyper advanced civilization, watching earth from far above in their sky-cities, the heavens if you will. They have existed for millions of years, as they achieved *stability* - they do not change, they are "sustainable". Maintaining the Status Quo, the Divine Order, is paramount.
Once the dust from the great meteor strike settled (if it was a meteor strike...), mammals became somewhat dominant on earth. The bird-angels became curious about this new form of life - advanced, but still nowhere near as advanced as they, of course - and did some experiments. They created the devils, as a lark perhaps. Gave them bat wings. For a time, the devils lived in the sky cities in small numbers, slowly growing, seen as "lesser" than the Angels.
With time, humans eventually came to the scene. The angels grew concerned - intelligent mammals, not under their control? Could they become rivals?
So they started instructing them in "morals". As Nietzsche pointed out, this morality was a "servant" morality. Not suitable for leadership. Designed to control the humans.
The mammal-devils were horrified - they felt kinship with these humans. They wanted to instruct the humans about freedom, self-determination. They started agitating.
The bird-angels were offended and cast the traitor devils out of their celestial bases; and started warning humans about not trusting the devil's words - their temptation would lead them to perdition. But if humans were "good" they would go to the "heavens" - a lie, of course.
Preposterous some of you may say... BUT: Who is said to be our secret rulers?
Lizard people. And lizards have the same origin as birds... it's an other conspiracy with a small nugget of truth inside. ;)