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The image of an angel is so recognizable that you can immediately spot one if somebody makes its shape in some snow. They’re sparkly people with two white wings and occasionally swords, who sit on clouds ripping out awesome harp solos while protecting humans from harm. So basically, the protagonists of the next Stephenie Meyer novel.
The sex scene will be as unsettling as it is improbable.
The Only Problem Is …
Now, there are angels in the Bible. But if you encountered some of the angels it describes, you’d probably need a shotgun under your bed to sleep soundly for the rest of your life.*
*NOTE: that is a joke. If angels turn out to be real, and you encounter one, do not shoot it with a shotgun.
There are several kinds of angels in the Bible and you’ve probably heard about some of them, like archangels, cherubim and seraphim. They all look different, and very few actually have wings. Those who do, like the seraphim, actually have six wings and need all of them to cover their body, lest they blind/incinerate whoever is unlucky enough to bump into one.
- You’re Gonna Love The American Bible Challenge (twtface.com)
- The Folks in the Bible (josephyoo.com)
- An FAQ on Christianity for the Unbeliever (pjmedia.com)
- The Jesus Myth (asystemofrandomtangents.wordpress.com)
- 11 Scary Evil Monsters From World Religions (mentalfloss.com)