banesbowandquiver replied to your post “Random question: do you happen to know if Shadowhunters are considered…”
I would also like to add that this question of religion was brought up by Clary in the books when she asked Jace if he believed in God because he believed in angels and (Its been so long since I’ve read the books so my apologizes) he basically said what Maia also said that they don’t rely on faith because they know of the existence of angels, they don’t know of the existence of gods. But then again thats only from the perspective of one shadowhunter and not from all
yeah exactly which is why it’s more just the way their society is built and i wouldn’t really count it as religious per se.
but again, the fact that jace in the books implies that you don’t need faith once you know the existence of angels is extremely western-centric bc it doesn’t account for faiths where angels as they exist in the shadowhunter world don’t exist in the same way and don’t carry the same context.