Author Topic: Evil Gabriel...  (Read 3195 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Myrrh23

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,639
Evil Gabriel...
« on: March 20, 2008, 01:08:55 PM »
Hey Guys! ;D


Ever wonder why Hollywood seems to always depict the Archangel Gabriel as an evil Being? For example, in such movies as The Prophecy and Constantine...
There doesn't seem to be movies depicting Michael or Raphael as "baddies".... :P
*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator

Offline sdcheung

  • it's as if..Saint Photios and Saint Mark Ephesus, has come back
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,325
  • ...even though Romania Falls, another will Rise...
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 03:49:35 PM »
Because Hollywood is run by content delete for language

Language denigrating another peoples' creed, race or religion can not be tolerated -username!
« Last Edit: March 20, 2008, 11:16:13 PM by username! »

Keep Breed Mixing, and this Maine Coon Cat will be the last of it's kind. /\
No profanities in your sig line if you're going to post in the public forum.

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,382
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 03:53:36 PM »
Don't make me come down there.
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline sdcheung

  • it's as if..Saint Photios and Saint Mark Ephesus, has come back
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,325
  • ...even though Romania Falls, another will Rise...
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 04:00:29 PM »
Don't make me come down there.

Oh good finally some action...

Keep Breed Mixing, and this Maine Coon Cat will be the last of it's kind. /\
No profanities in your sig line if you're going to post in the public forum.

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,382
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 04:35:02 PM »
Oh good finally some action...

From an Orthodox point of view, evil has no existence. Evil is non-being.
An evil action, therefore, is a non-action.
This is why Orthodoxy teaches that good can never be acheived through evil means.
Racism is an evil means.
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline sdcheung

  • it's as if..Saint Photios and Saint Mark Ephesus, has come back
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,325
  • ...even though Romania Falls, another will Rise...
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 05:14:44 PM »
From an Orthodox point of view, evil has no existence. Evil is non-being.
An evil action, therefore, is a non-action.
This is why Orthodoxy teaches that good can never be acheived through evil means.
Racism is an evil means.

meh.

Keep Breed Mixing, and this Maine Coon Cat will be the last of it's kind. /\
No profanities in your sig line if you're going to post in the public forum.

Online Deacon Lance

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,190
  • Faith: Byzantine Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 05:15:51 PM »
Actually just watched a movie named of all things: Gabriel and Michael was the bad guy.
My cromulent posts embiggen this forum.

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 07:16:48 PM »

Racism is an evil means.
True, but Judaism isn't a race but a religion.

The answer to the OP though, and sdcheung touched on this, is because MOST of what comes out of Hollywood is wrong, theologically speaking.  But this shouldn't surprise us- the majority of the writers, producers, directors, and actors aren't Orthodox Christian, ergo, it shouldn't surprise us.
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying

Offline arimethea

  • Getting too old for this
  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,968
  • Does anyone really care what you think?
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 01:25:57 AM »
There doesn't seem to be movies depicting Michael or Raphael as "baddies".... :P
Surprising since Michael has the red lightsaber which we all know means he is Sith.
Joseph

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: Evil Gabriel...
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 06:50:01 PM »
Methinks thou dost watch too much television. Wouldst thou permit me to recommend thee a proper codex?
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens