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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by Vicky32
Have to agree with you here. As an ex-Catholic, I never worshiped Mary. We were taught that she was a hell of an example of humanity, the greatest female in history, but not that she was to be worshiped, merely emulated.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
Thats all fine and good, please explain rosary beads then and the hail marys. There are so many exceptions to the rule that it makes the rules seem non-existent.
They might not call it worshipping, but it certainly seems that way when the bible explicitly states not to partake in such behaviour. Also, not to worship false idols...How many times I have seen the statue of Mary. I agree she was a beautiful woman, and her works should be celebrated, but not in the manner which we it seems the Catholic Church I went to did.
No, there isn't direct worshipping, but it is certainly there.
The mistake was made when they called him the Son of God. And called God and The creation the same thing. The mistakes have continued to be made until this day. And from this day forward.
The universe is a black box and at the corner of this box is the place we call Heaven, in an area devoid of any physical substance and only the angels can live because they are spiritual beings.
The Creation and God are separate entities, still part of the creation, but separate, like a different aspect. Until a church acknowledges this fact it is not representing the truth or his word.