Bible: Angels look like a giant wheel of flame.
Renaissance painter: This one looks like my sexy boyfriend.
Bible: No! They have a hundred eyes!
Painter: Cute babies?
@ConfusedImp seraph paintings were kinda fucked up tho
@ConfusedImp the old testament kinda slaps. they did unknowable beings of pure light / darkness that cause madness in men before the unnamed Racist did
@ConfusedImp cute babies and hot boyfriends with wings are way more marketable than the eldrich monstrosities of the bible.
@ConfusedImp There are paintings of cherubs in ancient Pompeii because those symbols predate Christianization.
@ConfusedImp both are hot not gonna lie. Did you ever see the biblical description of Azrael? Head to toe eyes, and taller than a continent.
@ConfusedImp aka HUBBY
TFW sci-fi anime is more biblically accurate than Renaissance painters.
(And get in the fucking robot, Shinji!)
@ConfusedImp don't forget the H O M U N C U L I
@ConfusedImp I'm just thankful they had mostly figured out what babies liked like by then
@ConfusedImp THREEE PAIRS OF WINGS! TO COVER THEIR FACES! AND THEIR [REDACTED] AND LOCOMOTE!
Painter: hmmm.... Cuuuuute [ REDACTED ] ???? 🤔
@ConfusedImp I wonder if they were all that way though. Weren't there the Nephilim? I don't think you can bone a flaming wheel to produce those.
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