posts about how strange angels are in the bible compared to the human-like forms they take in art

Biblically Accurate Angels / Be Not Afraid

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Biblically Accurate Angels refers to jokes about how spiritual messengers and attendants of God are described in the Christian Bible versus how they are typically portrayed in Western art. In Western art, angels are typically presented as gentle human-like creatures with wings, but descriptions of angels in the Bible paint them as looking far more terrifying, oftentimes with forms unlike anything seen on Earth.

Origin

On October 19th, 2010, Cracked published a listicle highlighting various strange depictions of angels in the Bible.[5] One of the earliest known popular internet posts to talk about the vast difference was posted March 6th, 2016 by Tumblr user revelation19.[1] In the post, the user pointed out depictions of angels as described in Ezekiel 1 (shown below, left), Ezekiel 10 (shown below, center) and Daniel 10 (shown below, right) among others. The post gained over 420,000 notes in four years as people commented on how terrifying the depictions appeared.



November zon a Source Anonymous asked: What do angels actually look like per the bible? mathblr: bamf-castiel: revelation revelationg Well, according to Ezeklel s they mlight look something like thls. According to Daniel 1o something like this.. According to Isalah 6 In Ezekiel to Agaln in Ezeklel 1o Basically, when the people writing Scripture tried to describe wh at they saw when they saw an angel... they run into the end of their imagination... they can never quite seem to fully explain it because they had trouble even comprehending what they saw, let alone being able to describe it to someone else. REAL Yeah, that's usually how people responded to seeing them in the Bible... There's a good reason why angels' standard greeting Is 'Do not be afrald I used to listen to this radio show and one thing I remember because it was so funny was a Christmas special where an angel showed up to tell the shepherds about the birth of Christ. The conversations went Angel: "FEAR NOT Shepherds. "screaming Angel: "I SAID FEAR NOT Shepherds: "screaming LOUDER Angel: "WHAT PART OF FEAR NOT ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING? So demons are fallen angels but they don't look scary because they're fallen,that's just what all angels look like Maybe that's why so many Christians see visions of Saints or the Virgin Mary Instead... like Jesus s all...no, na see being human made me realize sanding Angols might not be the best idea. I don't know if humans can handle this. So I'm gonna just send mom I'M GONNA UST SEND MOM God: The humans are scared Mary: Flne. I'm on It Jesus: It's elther Mom or the thousand eyed flaming wheel, Dad, do you really think the humans are gonna be chill with that when they're terrified of splders already? God: Hey now, some of those spiders eat birds esus Dad God: ...To be fair, Australian wildlife was my dark creation phase Australian wildlife was my dark creation phase #australia #omg #Jesus #angels #ril just send mum #all of this post #thebible #spiders

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The Tumblr thread was reposted to several social media hubs over the following years, including Imgur[2] and Reddit.[3] The idea of terrifying biblical angels did not begin growing into a popular meme until 2020, however. On July 3rd, 2020, Redditor CSGoose posted a Swole Doge edit mocking the difference between angels in the bible and angels in art to /r/me_irl,[4] gaining over 43,000 points (shown below, left). On July 27th, 2020, Twitter user @aggressivepet[6] posted art of a biblically accurate angel gaining over 11,000 retweets and 67,000 likes (shown below, right).


Angels in the Bible Angels in art BENOFAFRÄHD im baby @aggressivepet angels will be like "be not afraid" then appear to u like this 3:16 AM · Jul 27, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

On July 29th, Shen posted a comic featuring a biblically accurate angel, gaining over 9,900 retweets and 72,000 likes on Twitter[7] in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). In the replies, user @9_1_13_God[8] posted a Virgin vs. Chad edit making fun of art angels, gaining over 160 retweets and 1,900 likes (shown below, right).


WOW, I CAN'T BELIEVE MY GF IS A BIBLICALLY ACCURATE ANGEL HONEY, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS DRESS? BOY AM I LUCKY! (CUTE! SHEN COMIX Virgin Westernised Angel Chad Biblical Angel According to all Not very awe-inspiring, is it? Burning wheels filled with eyes man how cool is that known laws of Nobody can hold eye- aviation, there is no way an angel should be able to Able to contact move in all with it fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground directions like a UFO Looks frail and soft, similar to a man with low testosterone Would probably scare the hell out of you if you saw it Actually looks unworldly Is that a dress? Lol

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ANGELS BE LIKE "BE NOT AFRAID". Michelle Seraphim IMTAM6OMPS Angels in the Bible Angels in art BE NOT AFRAID im baby ACCORDING TOTHE BIBLE. ACCORDING TO POP. VISION ANGELS What the hell happened? motifake.com SHE'S AN ANGEL! FEAR NOT Angels: Be not afraid Also angels: ifunny.co the angel figure my grandma gave me the angel figure I wanted

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