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The Catholic tradition on Nephilim, Incubi, and Succubi...

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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  2. Gwendolyn

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    Fantastic article, Michie. Thanks for posting.

    Though Peter Kreeft leans toward the interpretation of the Genesis passages in light of Enoch, the majority of other scholars I have read agree with St Augustine, that the "sons of God" were holy men from the line of Seth, and the "daughters of men" were from the line of Cain.

    While I find the book of Enoch fascinating for its mythology, it presents ontological impossibilities (divine, incorporeal, immortal beings mating with mundane, corporeal, mortals). Still, I love reading fiction books that involve various interpretations of the Nephilim/Watchers as half-breed (humane/divine) demon hunters, hehehe.

    Also, I personally do not believe that divine/demonic beings could mate with humans, but that possibility leads many lay people to theorise that a demon (or Satan himself) could sire a child, and that child would be the anti-Christ. See movies like Rosemary's Baby and the Omen.
     
  3. Rhamiel

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    From the article
    in A Popular History of Witchcraft by Montague Summers, page 191
    has Pope Benedict XIV saying that reference to the "sons of God" in Genies is "This passage has reference to those demons who are known as incubi and succubi"

    so we have the personal view of a Pope, the view of St. Thomas Aquinas and the view of thousands of other Catholics through the ages... but it is not the "mind of the Church"???

    I think the person who wrote this article does not have a proper understanding of tradition.
    even if it is small t and not big T, I think this view of demons should not be dismissed so lightly.
     
  4. Rhamiel

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    the other view is that demons take the seed from men they seduce and use it for to inseminate women who they also seduce, that is an odd idea

    what are some fictional novels you like with Nephilim? I like fantasy and horror sometimes, always looking for something new to read.
     
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