Originally posted by shmick25
I just recently went to a catholic church and found some interesting stained glass windows. I have read a bit on the net about some of this stuff but
would like some information from both sides.
Firstly there is an unusual photo of Mary with a wagon wheel. Some sites suggest it is a solar wheel. According to a catholic site they seem to
dismiss it as a wagon wheel. Why would Mary be holding one of these?
Obviously it's because she's an ancient paganistic baby-eating goddess....
The bible specifically talks about Christ defeating evil not Mary. Why would they show this?
Any mary. the mother of god, has nothing at all to do with the defeat of evil then?
why the use of so many red roses around the churches next to statues of mary and baby Jesus?
I don't know the specific symbolism of the rose, although I suspect its general usage applies here. Saints and heavenly people are said to smell of
roses and what not, even their corpses too, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
I recall reading a baptists account of visiting a RCC mass. He made it out like he was in the pressence of evil and strangeness.
Roman Catholics don't worship mary as a goddess. They don't worship statues as idols. They do things differently from some of those upstart
protestants because they aren't literalists.
You have to keep in mind that the RCC is a church that formed shortly after the early christian community was around, in the context of paganism,
hence, lots of what it does has parralells with paganism. Similiarly, lots of what the Orthodox church does has parralells with paganism. And atop
all that, the religion presented in the Gospels themselves has lots of parallels with paganism. The members of the 'pre-church' early christian
community would find much about RCism unfamilar, the same with the Orthodox church, and the Mormons, Jehovah's witnesses, and Baptists. No one
practices christianity like those communities, and no one practices christianity like the apostolic community in the time of christ.
who is sophia?
? Sophia mean's wisdom in greek. Usually 'Sophia' is the allegorical representation of it. No, RCism is not greek paganism.
I did read on a site that the stars may represent the 12 star signs however, there is a verse in relevation that talks about a lady coming out
of heaven with a crown of 12 stars and standing on the moon
Revelation? You mean tht book that the RCC kept, copied and circulated, and is generally responsible for its current existence?