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The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

Mainman12 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:54 AM
You have no evidence for your claim that Mary had even a single child other than her son, Jesus. There is no evidence of such. The language of the Jewish people of the time of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph was Aramaic, a "take off" of Hebrew. In both languages of Hebrew and Aramaic there is a word for 'brother'. BUT there is NO word for 'cousin.' They called near relatives "brothers"; cousins were called "brothers" as there was no better word to use. Don't believe me? Go to the Gospel messages of the crucifixion; all of them; and prepare a table listing who was there in one column, who their identified sons were and those who were their identified husbands were. Use all the Gospel accounts of this. AND you will quickly learn that ...
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...