Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is quoted in the Telegraph:
Angels get an enthusiastic write-up from the Archbishop of Canterbury in a new book he has written on the Creed. "Thinking about these mysterious agents of God's purpose, who belong to a different order of being," he writes, "can be at least a powerful symbol for all those dimensions of the universe about which we have no real idea. Round the corner of our vision things are going on in the universe, glorious and wonderful things, of which we know nothing."Yes, I know. He's the Archbish. It's still a start to realise that people believe in angels.
... Dr Williams notes that on other occasions too "a human form appears to give a message from God and something in the event tells the people involved that this is a moment of terror and truth, and they recognise that they have met an angel in disguise".
A Dutch creationist has built a replica of Noah's Ark. Every species that has ever existed on Earth was accommodated on this:
Lois Poppema, visiting from California, said she thought the Netherlands was exactly the right place for an ark.Global warming, eh? Did I mention it's a religion? There's an interesting note in the report, though:
"Just a few weeks ago we saw Al Gore on television .. saying that all Holland will be flooded" due to rising sea levels, she said.
"I don't think the man who made this ever expected that global warning [sic] will become (such an important) issue — and suddenly having the ark would be meaningful in the middle of Holland."
Visitors on the first day were stunned.I suppose a swift blow to the back of the head might be the best thing for these particular visitors.