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Mary is not the Lord.
Mary cannot answer your prayers.
She was a person just like your or me.
And no Mary is not an angel.
And just to let you know, God did not give the angels a mortal life, The angels were not hand chosen like each of us.
In a way the angels are amazed by us.
my lax'd christian based views would say as long as you are praying to concentrate your thoughts and have good in mind God wouldn't mind who you pray to
if it were a celebrity perhaps it wouldn't be so orthodox as I'd class that as idolizing someone as a false image, but since God chose her to bear his only 'true' son I don't see what is wrong with praying to mary
my mums reasoning behind praying to mary were that in life the woman gets her way
there was no wine at the wedding and Jesus turned water into wine for his mother and if an issue striked Mary so emotionally surely Jesus would seek to please her and a devout worshiper and do-gooder
whenever I pray, I do not pray to God( the father), Jesus or the holy spirit or anything else be it Mary Madeline or Neil Patrick Harris(random idol)
I pray to all three of the trinity and ask for God the creator's help not any particular of the trinity because in my experience if you ask God the creator for his help you will receive the holy spirit or the faith from God himself
my point may not be given very well but If you truly class yourself as a christian you should not be telling others how to and not to worship God be it through Jesus, Mary or the holy spirit at the end of it all when judgement comes It'll be just you and God together and if you truly need guidance on this I would advise that you pray solemnly to God and ask the holy spirit for help
Quote (OneSkull @ Jun 7 2012 07:23am)
You have got to be kidding right ?
Praying to Mary is idolatry ? What kind of messed up Christian faith do you live by ?
Mary is the mother of Jesus, and refered to as the Mother of God by the Church.
The Catholic church is the original Christian church, and martyrs and christians in the years after Christ, in the first centuries after Christ, while persecuted by the Romans were already praying to Mary. And I feel confident in saying that their interpretation of the word of God was more precise and more accurate than the one any of us have today, considering that some of them had been directly in contact with Jesus, or their parents/grand parents had.
Saying that you cannot pray to Mary is Blasphemy. Mary is as much the mother of the Lord as she is our own mother, and it is normal to pray to her and to ask for her guidance in times of need.
I can't believe some of the nutcase crazy things I am reading when it comes to how some doctrines in the USA pretend to be Christians. Islam has radicals that we call Islamists and who blow up buildings, the Catholic Church and the Holy Vatican has some of you guys ... methodists and members of the "church of jesus christ" etc etc ... Bloody terrorists just as much as Islamists if you ask me. Not surprised Mormons come from the USA ... Some of the stuff I hear and read coming from your country makes me want to pop my ears and tear my eyes out.
couldn't agree more
religious extremists are just the devil using religion as a cover imho
Religion should be something personal between yourself and God not to interfere with others beliefs and livesThis post was edited by Aidzz on Jun 18 2012 11:55am