I was reading another thread on the permissibility of medicine/the notion of “pharmakia” mentioned in Sacred Scripture and came across several posts seeming to suggest that fallen angels taught man such arts as medicine.
As a Protestant, I recall nowhere in Protestant Scripture wherein it says that fallen angels taught such things to man and had always assumed that man learned these things himself.
I had read this notion having been mentioned in at least one of the early Fathers, though, as I recall, he dismissed such writings in which this is spoken of as spurious.
Is there somehwere in Catholic Scripture/teaching that states that fallen angels had a hand in teaching man such arts as medicine and metallurgy? If so, does not this fact make the use of these arts evil?
What is the Catholic Church’s stance on the arts, and, in particular, those I have mentioned above? I presume She accepts the validity of medicine as well as metallurgy? If so, on what grounds, particularly if fallen angels gave us this knowledge? Has the Catholic Church ever spoken in any way infallibly on this subject?
If fallen angels did teach us these arts, how are to give thanks to God for these same arts? On the other thread I mentioned that discussed this, it was said that man would’ve discovered these arts anyway. Is this also found somewhere in Scripture or was this mere speculation on the part of a poster? If the latter, how can we truly know whether we would’ve discovered them without the angelic aid?