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Angels
Angels

Learn English with this angels English lesson

Date: Mar 14 2018

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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Angels are everywhere in history. Whether it’s Cupid pointing his heart-shaped arrows at two people to make them fall in love, a group of angels in the Bible telling shepherds that Jesus was born, stone statues in the ancient world, or simply a supernatural being with wings wearing a white robe and playing music, it’s clear that angels have been part of human belief for a long time.

Sometimes religion affects whether a person believes in unexplained phenomena. For example, Christians believe in angels, both good ones and bad ones. However, people who don’t believe in God usually want everything to have a scientific basis. Others say it’s simply a matter of faith. If you believe in angels, maybe you also believe in aliens and yetis.

Learn who is uncomfortable with the supernatural world in this English lesson about faith.

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Rafael

Rafael

Lily

Lily

Rafael:  So I’ve been thinking a lot about religion.

Lily:  Yeah?

Rafael:  I don’t know. Have you ever encountered an angel?

Lily:  No.

Rafael:  Or maybe not an angel but something supernatural, some sort of phenomena. I don’t know, I just feel like I see things sometimes.

Lily:  I have a hard time believing in that sort of thing because, generally, if it’s unexplained, that just means that there’s no scientific basis for it, and that kind of makes me uncomfortable.

Rafael:  Right. Well, maybe it’s not so much whether it’s unexplained, but you can find basis for things in religion. Or if not in religion, in spirituality. It doesn’t have to be a system.

Lily:  So do you believe in lots of supernatural things? So, you believe in angels. Do you believe in yetis and aliens, too?

Rafael:  You know what? You don’t have to make fun of me, OK?

Lily:  I’m not making fun of you! I’m actually curious because it’s really interesting to me that you have faith in these things.

Rafael:  That’s well said. I do have faith. And maybe you should have some faith, too.

 

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Rafael’s been thinking a lot about the supernatural world, and he asks Lily to share her opinion about angels. Lily has never seen an angel, and she doesn’t actually believe they exist.

Rafael’s more open to the idea of things that are unexplained. He has faith that there are some things humans can’t understand.

For Lily, anything that cannot be tested by science just doesn’t exist. She’s curious about what Rafael believes, though. She asks him if he believes in other creatures, but Rafael thinks Lily is trying to make fun of him.

It’s clear that the two have very different beliefs.

Do you believe in angels or other supernatural phenomena? What things do you think science can’t prove?

 

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samine_sh

samine_sh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

science is not complete enough to have answer for all questions.also if we cant see anything it dosent mean tht thing doesnt exist..i cant see your brain does it mean there is no brain for you?(it was such a kidding hope to forgive me epals)

12:22 PM May 20 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

I believe that the universe we live in has been created with respect to regular and systematic laws. Indeed, if we just take a glance to the events which is being happened around us we could accept God. Occurs such as the metabolism of our body, environmental laws like enthalpy or entropy, diamond crystal’s features along with how it makes up at high presser and temperature, besides kinds of things like this. 


U know what, actually, I’m a scientific base man. But on the other hand i believe (in fact i see) that our science is not complete enough to explain everything. That’s why there are lots of other forces and powers concerns in our life. Maybe some unexplained phenomena. If we watch the universe, I think, we will realize that how unimportant and small we are. 


When the reactions inside of the sun will finish? How has been this world created? When the science will build a robot exactly like human? is it possible or not? Is there another life except the earth in this universe or not

02:16 AM Mar 14 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

I believe in god and angel,Both of them were exist in a very mysterious way.There are many natural phenomenon we can’t explain based on science.Science is just one of great learning can’t cover all of the areas.There always something happened before science .

08:26 AM Mar 11 2014 |

saveme911

saveme911

Algeria

well angels do exist , althought it’s a fact that can’t be proven scientifically , but we believe that they exist because they have been mentioned in the devine books .


supernatural phenomena , they’re not proven by science YET , ... but i wish they existe , at least i’ll have the chance to visit some fairy land ,or other universes …..:) sometimes living in earth is like watching paint dry .

01:10 PM Mar 09 2014 |

Naghmeh_M

Naghmeh_M

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am agree with none of them. actually I believe in God and and angeles that he has spoken about them like   Gabriel, Michael, Israfil and Azrael. But I don’t believe in alot of things like vampires and big foots but I like to imagine they really exist.

11:47 AM Mar 09 2014 |

hoseiny

hoseiny

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think alians can exist. why do we imagine them in bodies like ourselves? they can be like anything, even maybe waves. scientists are looking water in another planets to find life, i say maybe the creatures in that planet breath nitrogen and feed from light. who knows?

06:06 AM Mar 09 2014 |

ricoswift

ricoswift

China

where ’s the angels while we are destory ourselves , such as WORLD WAR 2,have they mourn for us ? If they couldn’t save us ,why should we adore them. Poccessing a belief is a good things, yet we can’t lost in the fairy tale , we  people are complicated , we are completely kindness or evil neither , and everyone has his right believe it or not without disturbed , because we all have to responsible for our choices . 

03:45 AM Mar 09 2014 |

chiyoko

United States

In my opinion, the existence of angels maybe rely on each individual religion background.

01:18 AM Mar 09 2014 |

alexa1

alexa1

Saudi Arabia

 In Arabic, angels are called mala’ika, which means “to assist and help.

04:20 PM Mar 08 2014 |

Victor_af

Brazil

I believe in angels and god, for me they protect us against bad things on earth. Perhaps one day science will prove these phenomena, but today is very complex.

04:05 PM Mar 08 2014 |

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Plx

Plx

Turkey

How can we say we can’t believe the things that is not based on scientific basis or we can’t see? Science doesn’t able to prove everything and eyes doesn’t able to see everything. A lot of natural and supernatural things happen around us and we can see and feel them all if we look at them without prejudice.


“Allah alternates the night and the day. Indeed in that is a lesson for those who have vision.” Qur’an: 24/44

01:05 PM Mar 08 2014 |

bravevivian

Ecuador

How to prove love? how do you know if a person really loves you? it’s diffult to say, to explain, to prove.


I believe in angels, because it’s written in the Bible about them.


Every morning when I open my eyes I experiment the miracle of life.

11:13 AM Mar 08 2014 |

oroba

oroba

Yemen

I believe that the universe  has alot of things which we couldn’t understand . only God knows them. so we shouldn’t  deny everythings .

10:31 AM Mar 08 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan


Whoa, hear the intensity in the conversation! That’s unusual in E-Baby and I welcome this kind from time to time. Also, the tense discussion must refute my earlier doubt that Rafael is a robot because a robot should not believe in supernatural, wouldn’t you say? Of course, that might be my stereotyping of robots. If the programmer of the computer installed in a robot was religious, a robot may well be religious too.  Anyway, I much prefer conversations between people to those between the imitations. So, thumbs up for this acting!

06:46 AM Mar 08 2014 |

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mouho

Algeria

belive that angels exist , the creatures created by god

06:41 AM Mar 08 2014 |

shahriarheydari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There is only and only one power source in the world , if you belive to “GOD” you never ever trying to find any other creatures as a positive or negative resource in your life stream 

02:55 AM Mar 08 2014 |

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Hadiss

Hadiss

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi everybody . let’s say angels exist and i do believe in them but i seriously don’t accept the existence of aliens or any other supernatural phenomena. so yeah :)) have fun all …

02:34 AM Mar 08 2014 |

hatamian

hatamian

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I belive in angel and bogey , they are accompanying us in evrey where and evrey time but we must not notice them so much . our god separate us from another creatures in this world and we are not able to see each other and one other hand human knowledge still isn’t able to undrestand that  ,although you must know who we are the best creature in earth

01:56 AM Mar 08 2014 |

luckseven

luckseven

China

 I  do believe in myself and my faith.


everybody have a nice day

10:19 PM Mar 07 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Angels exists everywhere and all the time you’ve go that faith. Yeah I mean, we christians believe in good and bad angels.

11:17 AM Mar 07 2014 |

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