Honestly, I just sat there and boggled at this passage for a long time. I mean, this passage shows what is essentially wrong with Clare’s version of Nephilim. I once said that you can’t have Angels without God. You can’t have one without the other.
Jace and every Shadowhunter, every rune, every mortal instrument are concrete proof that ANGELS FUCKING EXIST! You can’t have Nephilim without Angels, and you can’t Angels without God. You know why? BECAUSE GOD CREATED ANGELS!!! THEY ARE HIS FREAKING MESSENGERS, HIS SERVANTS, HIS MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GETTING SHIT DONE!
Anyone who has even a basic knowledge of Judeo-Christian theology knows this. How does Clary Fray (who is dumber than a bag of rocks) can understand how stupid this belief is, but Jace the supposed experienced Shadowhunter doesn’t get it I will never know?
Now, admittedly Jace later mentions that he was never really religious but stopped believing in God altogether after his father was murdered. And that is understandable, everyone goes through a crisis of faith. I know I did right about his age. So I’m not going to bash that, but seriously the rest of what he said makes zero sense.