I've noticed that many new ager's and metaphysicists are also inclined to be blindly assumptive that such concepts as angels and light are always a source of honesty, ethics, and good. I also notice the ones who are most dangerous push the extremist views of these as infallible or trustworthy. They are blindly trusting and tend to assume the astral realm is a magical higher realm where it's all skittles and rainbows with no serpents of deceit if garbed in the appearance of some form of religious or ethereal motif. They seem unawares that a being in the form of an ethereal or even fragile appearance can be malevolent, unethical and untrustworthy. the deception is because the process is not obvious, it is done by using subtlety, seduction, blindsiding and especially guilt or low self-esteem. When I read some metaphorical interpretations of what angels (social memes) supposedly want humans to do, I realize some are often perpetuating evil in the guise of innocence. It's actually socially irresponsible, even obnoxious and bullyish in disguise. One of the main tactics is instead of strong-arming a victim, which anyone could detect a mile away as well as being very obvious, the ruse is to convince one to be a WILLING victim instead using very manipulative, even conventional (but often erroneous, exaggerated, misleading, extremist etc) ethical platitudes. The key aspects and clues of this ruse is it will ask you for 1) self-sacrifice, and 2) complete forgiveness, especially of others and is very vague, pie in the sky and unrealistic dangerous/irresponsible if practiced to this extreme and is insisted as 'ethical.' If you think about it, you will realize just how utterly ethically perverted this is using innocent pretense of allurement/guise based on subtle feelings of guilt for no rational reason. Very jezebel in metaphor but veiled as somehow heroic. The real root of this dynamic is that the one who is more selfish will benefit greater. It is literally the very opposite of trying to 'save' people or improve their lives or promote ethics. Instead, it is asking you to be a victim of unfairness as if there is a ridiculously (buzzed) drunk assumption in society that self-sacrifice is always somehow justified versus the sacrifice of others. when in reality, both of these are horribly sad. true ethics is about trying to distinguish the points of balance and fairness. Another aspect I've noticed is that it foregoes all boundaries as if they are unnecessary, equates everyone as being equal and thus deserving of forgiveness, love and acceptance for any situation and at all times. Another blatant one I read was insisting that people should be open to any and all people and experiences because the 'divine' must have willed it to be or it was providence, destiny and that there is always a beautiful lesson in it for you etc, etc. It also promotes practicing absolutely no discernment or discrimination, again, using the lure (even guilt) that people should not be judged. it is that abjectly extreme. so, if you were the proverbial devil masquerading as the light, this would be a very good tactic. much more sophisticated but not to those who have some brain cells and common sense. unfortunately, you have people like this who try to push these evil platitudes shrouded as ethical onto you or else you are a mean or not so nice person. they don't realize they are the assholes. i'm sorry but asking others to be a doormat because of an obviously irresponsible metaphor makes you a bad person, even if your stupidity isn't aware of it. actually, it just means I understand real ethics better. the concrete and real manifestation and result of these extremes doesn't result in promoting ethics or good but in defeating and weakening the victim while empowering the evil/unfairness it supposedly claims (on the surface) it wants to remedy. after all, it is literally a masochist and sadist dance. then there is no devil or angel. it is exactly the same with different appearances and methods. in effect, both are promoting evil itself. the true metaphorical angel/halo of righteousness is neither of those two extremes.