posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 03:27 PM
People are desperate but more than that they desire to worship something VISIBLE. People blindly pay homage to things....material things like rocks,
trees, animals, etc.
Take an item like a tortilla where you see an "image" like Mary and suddenly the Hispanic community, which are mostly Catholic, consider it to be a
"sign" and it's to be venerated, It can cure people, bless people and protect them...all from a tortilla...or whatever other item whether it be a
window pane or spilled ice cream. All around the world this happens but what makes this truly ridiculous is nothing like this ever happens in
Mary is dead. She is blessed among women BUT she can't save anyone, she doesn't appear to people, doesn't cry tears nor is she to be venerated or
worshipped. We have no poloroid shots of Mary, no paintings of her so if she did appear how would we know it's her?? Because people have been
painting for hundreds of years now what they THINK....I repeat, what they THINK Mary would look like so it has become ingrained in our memory. The
smallest resemblance to that image in anything and the religous zealots come out of the woodwork and claim the item in question a "miracle" and it
becomes a shrine!!
Ever notice how Mary takes on the physical attributes of whatever country she suppossedly visits? In Mexico she is no longer Middle Eastern but looks
Hispanic. Same in Brazil or Spain....even her dress changes.
In Europe she has light skin and hair with blue eyes. How utterly ridiculous! This is why God left no pictures of Himself as Yeshua behind. People
would worship the picture. Look how people seek after a piece of the cross or the commotion made over the "Shroud of Turin" or the Holy Grail.