Originally posted by HandyDandy
reply to post by Chamberf=6
The concrete wall behind her is still standing (the same material she is made of). Couldn't be that concrete survives fire better than other materials could it?
Nah....HAS to be a religious thing.
Originally posted by prophetboy12
Statue of Mother Mary in Breezy Point Should Say It All.,
I began to warm and chill
To objects and their fields
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
The face of Jesus in my soup
Those sinister dinner meals
The meal trolley's wicked wheels
A hooked bone rising from my food
All things either good or ungood
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Stick to the topic.
Statue of Mother Mary in Breezy Point Should Say It All.
And things related to that i.e. what it may or may not mean - hope, irony, outrage, etc.
Specific religious debates can be found elsewhere on the board.
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Originally posted by Advantage
They make statues of your mom??
Here ya go. Im not mentioning its concrete with a base..and etc. The big bull was left standing too.
He is saying that devils are opportunists; and he things these things are special opportunities for Satan and his minions.
Incidentally, about his position that Yoga isn’t simply “stretching,” many Yogis in India and elsewhere agree. This Westernized version of Yoga is watered down, stripped of any spiritual context, and reduced to breathing and stretching. So maybe we should call it something other Yoga? But I digress…
Again, I think Father Amorth’s positions are sometimes a bit extreme. Matter of fact, other Catholic exorcists do not share Father Amorth’s views on the Potter books and Yoga.
Matter of fact, there are other Catholic exorcists who do not share Father Amorth’s views on Potter and Yoga and what-not. In Tracy Wilkinson’s fantastic book The Vatican’s Exorcists, other prominent Catholic exorcists who spoke with Wilkinson imply Father Amorth has a tendency to see “the Devil under every rock.”
Still, I also don’t blame him for his world view. And I rather admire him for his work and for his willingness to discuss his stances on these issues.
Father Gabriele Amorth, the official exorcist in Rome, has warned that wanton consumerism, sexual promiscuity, the occult, abortion, and homosexuality have caused a tremendous outbreak of demonic activity at a time when the Church has stripped itself of weapons to fight it.
Amorth's remarks come in a bestselling book, An Exorcist Tells His Story, and parallel warnings from such places as Fatima -- where seer Lucia dos Santos said we are facing a "decisive" battle with the devil -- and Medjugorje, where just two weeks ago, on January 1, the Virgin told seer Marija Pavlovic that devotion is urgent at a time when "Satan is free from chains." The remarks also parallel comments by the Pope himself, who before he ascended to the throne of Peter once commented that we are in an "apocalyptic" battle between light and dark.
Originally posted by relocator
1. Father Gabriele Amorth: ‘Harry Potter and yoga are evil’
2. He is saying that devils are opportunists; and he things these things are special opportunities for Satan and his minions.
3. Still, I also don’t blame him for his world view. And I rather admire him for his work and for his willingness to discuss his stances on these issues.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Vitruvian
It is pretty funny isn't it?
Not the same arch, no.
At least one of them was sitting in front of a Shintu Shrine.
If it was actually the same one, I would be pandering to start making planes and cars out of that stuff. loledit on 3-11-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I would have to wonder about any God who would save a statue but let children drown.
Originally posted by Vitruvian
reply to post by nixie_nox
Now for a little lesson in theology - I will outline some fundamental Catholic beliefs about Mary for you nixie_nox and for some other of the more intractable skeptics in this thread such as Chamberf=6 and darkhorserider.
Mary, as are all who are saved, was saved by the blood of Christ. She is the greatest of Saints and her prayers for us are efficacious. She is a fully human creature and not in any manner is she a goddess.
She is the Immaculate Conception who was filled with grace from her first moments, she is the Ark of the New Covenant and the New Eve.
She is Mary the “Theotokos,” or the “God-bearer,” i.e., the Mother of God
Mary remained both sinless and a virgin her entire life.
Mary was assumed into Heaven by the power of God, where she was crowned Queen of Heaven. This simple statement of fact should be a “case closed” situation that could be argued with a classic syllogism:
Jesus is God
Mary is the mother of Jesus
Mary is the mother of God
But some people here still balk at referring to Mary as God’s mother. The only way they can get around that fact, though, is to do one of the following: deny that Christ is God (heresy); deny that He is both fully human and fully God and that those two natures are in perfect hypostasis and can’t be divided (heresy); deny that Jesus is the Son of Mary (heresy); or claim that Jesus was God before His incarnation, but not while He was in the flesh (heresy).
Luke 1:43 tells us of Elisabeth greeting Mary with, “And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” It’s all very simple.
She is the Mother of Jesus, Who is God. She is the Mother of His human nature, not His divine nature—but these two natures are now, since the Incarnation, in perfect union and cannot be separated. Jesus is not a “collection of parts” and “natures”; He is a Person. To say that Mary can’t be the Mother of God because she isn’t the Mother of His divinity is to say that your own mother can’t be your mother because she didn’t create your eternal soul. You are a person—body and soul—and your mother is your mother. You wouldn’t say, “My mother isn’t really ‘my mother’; she’s only the mother of my body.” It is the same with Jesus, Who is fully human and fully divine—Who is God.
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