Quizatzhaderac wrote:Right, but you said there was "new legislation passed that allowed heaven to hire non-union angels", which implies the old legislation didn't. Which in turn seems to imply some kind of fiat unionmade up term, a concept I'm not familiar with.
Also, in our extended analogy, the difference between angels and demons is political, both groups belonging to an over-arching species. If they were not (yet) angels, or demons, what group are these scabs coming from?
Ignoring Eebster's contribution to this metaphor, I think "angel" is just the species in general, and they were all non-union to begin with, working directly for the sole proprietor. Then Lucifer said fuck that shit, got a bunch of them to unionize (with him as their union boss), and everyone in the new union was promptly fired and demonized (literally... dubbed "demons" and sent into a lake of fire), leaving only the remaining non-union angels still working there.
The way I heard the story it was very Romantic, highly Intellectual and Passionate.
Like Family Law. On a good day.
You have it moved over to Labor Law?
That will make sorting things out easier.
Family Law is Hard.
Labor Law is Rational.
The Angels are Union?
What are the lowly humans?
Are we like a crop?
Like Beef? Like corn or wheat?
Or; Are we a product? Like dishes or structures?
Where do humans fit in?
We are like the seeds of wheat?
Each one is not much.
Together they are 'much'.
ech. I don't believe in the Big Guy in the Sky.
If I am going to entertain the idea.
I like the Family Law story.
Two Beautiful Creatures that love one another with Passion.
Then who knows what happened?
They may have gone their separate ways for a while.
Such Passion. Such Tenderness.
I think after all this time,
they are fine with one another.
They don't have any interest in you.
None. They are interested in each other.
I like that translation.
Love two beautiful gay Gods.
And; Do good work.
Inside a Labor Union;
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.