Sorry for my english :/
The nuns in the school were more worried about teach bible than english :P
During the first centuries, in the origin of Christianism, this religion had to defend their beliefs against the attacks of the philosophical schools (Epicureans, Stoicism....). In general this religion had popularity between classes of Roman Empire with
a low educational. So one way to stop the fast extension (goverment considered dangerous this extension) of this religion was critize the main thesis and ideas, looking for the irrationals points in this religion. For defend against this philosophical attacks,
christian priests began to use philosophy to support their own thesis and ideas. they began to use logical arguments.
In this moment began the christian theologia, theologia is the attempt to reconcile the christian dogmas and reason, this is the leitmotiv of theologia.
For example, a christian dogma is: God, Jesus and holy spirit are diferents beings but in the same time they are the same being, since the point of view of the reason is like say 3=1. In this case, for conciliate this the theologians developed the
idea of person extracted from the Roman law.
Other christian dogmas looking for conciliation:
Why is there evil? (in sylar also said this) if God is Good and omnipotent (Bible says this), why did God create an imperfect world? If God is Good, Why did God put the evil in the world??
and many many contradictions.... Now the angels
Only God is pure spirit, God is not a material being,but the world is material, so how can God affect the world, how can a spiritual thing affects material things? (can you move things with your thoughts????)
Bible says using Angels, in the Bible they are the messengers of God and they do things (kill people, burn people, pregnat people...) in the world following the orders of God. They are spirit but also material, they have a little material part,
infenitesimal (because if not you could see them all time in the world).
But the problem is, if they are material, then you can ask for example: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
The reason says: only the material things can affect other material things,
The Bible says: God is a pure spirit, and God can affect the world.
Theologia says: then is necesary that the angels are spiritual and material beings. They are the instruments of the God´s will
But then again the reason says: if they have material part, How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
Inside of Christianism when appeared the theologians also appeared the mystics.
Theologians have the belief that they can conciliate christian faith and reason.
Mystics have the opinion that using the reason you will can not find a God, only using the faith you can find God.
Many mystics created funny riddles to the theologians, trying to show the stupidity of their ideas about God, Angels, Evil and others...
Usually theologians don´t have humor sense, so in the past they burned some funny mystics