bible - Does the Abrahamic God smite people with lightning?

A recent question on similarities between Zeus and the Christian God, and it occurred to me God striking down sinners with lightning is a trope, but, offhand, I can't think of stories from the bible that feature this. By contrast, Zeus was famous for the offensive power of his thunderbolts, with which he smote mighty Typhon.This is not to suggest that lightning is not in the domain of the Lord of Hosts — the Old Testament makes it clear it is, and lightning does come up in the verses numerous times — just that I can't find any stories about hi...Read more

Are there any established religions that explicitly support homosexuality?

According to scripture Judaism doesn't support gay marriage. Christianity is similar. Hindiusm talks about people born with out gender parts and therefore being 3rd gender but doesn't accept homosexuality. Buddhism says nothing about gay marriage or 3rd genders. Islam also is against homosexuality.I would like to refrain from talking about intersex people (people born without sexual organs or both male and female organs), because these are incredibly rare compared to actual homosexuality, and, as outlined in Hinduism, are considered to be ...Read more

Are angels ever depicted fighting in Abrahamic religious texts?

Revelation 12:7-17King James Version (KJV) 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,How do angels fight?All Christian, Jewish and Islamic authors accepted. Canonical, mystical etc. Here are some cases of binding I know of: Revelation 20New International Version (NIV) The Thousand Years 20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or...Read more