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The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

Rich D. Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:12 AM
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: 3 hours ago (5:34 AM) RE: Rich D. 12:13 AM 11/17/2012 RE: Sola Scriptura My response: How did Christians survive before everybody had a Bible? Where did Jesus Christ say that you will saved only when you read the Bible? ---- Men of straw and non sequiturs. The OT was the Bible, and oral tradition was much stronger than is is now. Try reading F. F. Bruce, "The Canon of Scripture."
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...