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The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 3:38 PM
RE: Publius 3:20 11/16/2012 RE: "venerate Mary"? My response: Everything that the Roman Catholic Church says about the Blessed Virgin Mary is based on the Bible.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:53 PM


It doesn't bother Stupid! Sure! To be HONEST! Who cares?



Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:51 PM


"Implying"--???

What did it imply at the foot of the cross; when Jesus told John the apostle, "Son, behold thy mother?"

And from that HOUR, Mary went with John to live in his house?

Where were her purported other children? Couldn't give their own mother shelter and food? They left it to a single man; because they didn't love their mother?

Ask yourself: Would you let your own mother go live in a stranger's house? Would your siblings deny her a place to live as a widow?

FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:12 PM
I thought Joseph had had other wives? At least one of his brothers was older, I thought..

Whatever. To be honest, I always thought of the phrase "The Virgin Mary" as referring to Mary at the time of Christs divine conception and thru his birth. It doesn't bother me if She & Joseph had sex after that.
Publius4254 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:11 PM
I won't dignify that remark with a response.
ericynot Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:09 PM
Publius4254 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 3:52 PM
Okay, then answer me this. The Bible records that Jesus had "brothers and sisters", implying that Mary had children in addition to Jesus. Unlike Jesus, who was produced by divine conception, she and Joseph would have to have had intercourse to have the other children the Bible mentions. How did she remain a virgin?
A Christian can be crushed gazing at the picture of Mary standing at the foot of the cross, watching her beloved son suffocate and die. But in that vision, she stands there for hours, patiently enduring her suffering. For two millennia, she has been a role model for Christians, a woman who practiced obedience in the most difficult of human circumstances, with fervent hope for what this sacrifice will offer all mankind as it struggles with sin.

This is why it seems so hard to reflect that vision of patience when black-hearted "artists" practice character assassination on the Blessed Virgin...