I’m really beginning to hate when they bring up the archangel Raziel. It really shows us without a doubt why Cassandra Clare should have never based her world building on Christian-Judeo theology and/or mythology.
The further we get into this series, the less it makes sense to use Angels and not have any real participation from God. As I said way back in ‘City Of Bones’, when Clare brought up Jace’s atheism, that Angels can’t exist without God, because Angels are God’s messengers and the principal enforcers of his will.
Again, I’m pagan as fuck and EVEN I freaking know this.
It really makes zero sense, for the Shadowhunters to have reverence for Raziel an agent of God, without having that same reverence to Raziel’s creator and boss. Besides as I stated earlier back in ‘City of Bones’, it’s pretty illogical to think that Raziel would have created the first Shadowhunters without God’s say-so.
Because Raziel may have directly created the Shadowhunters, but all that power comes from God himself. So by proxy, it is God that really created The Shadowhunters and it is still completely unjustifiable for Jace and Luke not to show equal or more reverence for the big man upstairs.