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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-05 11:38 AM
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34. oddly enough
when I once went to a Hare Krishna temple for lunch ( I forget why we went, exactly), I felt very much at home due to all the icons and statues on the walls. The intensity of the images seemed very similar to some of those in Catholicism.

I do agree that Catholicism has very pagan/earthy roots, but it also has a lot of very intellectualized doctrine, dogma and philosophy. I support that is why it is so fascinating.

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  -Why do Catholics adore Mary so much? nemo137  Mar-28-05 01:04 AM   #0 
  - Fetishization of the virgin. Mother complex. Madonna and Whore.  FreepFryer   Mar-28-05 01:09 AM   #1 
  - She is the mother of Jesus  Reverend_Smitty   Mar-28-05 01:09 AM   #2 
  - Really a broader question, but  nemo137   Mar-28-05 01:13 AM   #5 
  - Not really because...  Reverend_Smitty   Mar-28-05 01:17 AM   #6 
  - so how do prayers that begin  nemo137   Mar-28-05 01:20 AM   #8 
     - That I never really understood...  Reverend_Smitty   Mar-28-05 01:21 AM   #9 
     - Thanks anyway.  nemo137   Mar-28-05 01:28 AM   #11 
     - As I understand it, Catholics do not pray directly to those  murielm99   Mar-28-05 01:28 AM   #12 
     - we ask Mary and the Saints to pray with and for us Not to them nor through  ElsewheresDaughter   May-02-05 05:23 PM   #49 
     - You don't pray to a saint, you pray for the saint to intercede  seriousstan   Mar-28-05 08:35 PM   #26 
        - But you're still praying TO the saint, asking for intercession.  trotsky   Mar-28-05 09:15 PM   #27 
           - I guess it is just too subtle.  seriousstan   Mar-28-05 09:35 PM   #28 
  - No because Catholics pray for their intercession, not to them as Gods.  Zynx   Mar-30-05 12:09 PM   #38 
  - Sufis pray to saints as well  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-03-05 05:58 AM   #50 
  - John stayed with Christ  JVS   Mar-29-05 01:05 AM   #29 
  - Catholicism is at its heart very pagan  DBoon   Mar-28-05 01:10 AM   #3 
  - The division is usually geographic, not by class  JVS   Mar-29-05 01:07 AM   #30 
  - oddly enough  tigereye   Mar-29-05 11:38 AM   #34 
     - interesting point, tigereye  riverwalker   Apr-05-05 10:13 AM   #47 
  - She's the Mother of God, of course.  Old and In the Way   Mar-28-05 01:11 AM   #4 
  - *You* didn't perform your Stations of the Cross  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Mar-28-05 02:43 AM   #14 
  - Please, do not tell Sister Mary Barbara  Old and In the Way   Mar-28-05 11:14 AM   #20 
     - Your secret's safe with me  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Mar-28-05 06:08 PM   #25 
        - Sounds like your Dad was my kind of Catholic, LOL!  Old and In the Way   Mar-29-05 07:22 PM   #35 
  - Mary was still alive; Jesus gave her into one of his disciple's  igil   Mar-28-05 11:57 AM   #21 
  - Well anyone who raised such a great kid can't be all bad. =)  ProgressiveConn   Mar-28-05 01:18 AM   #7 
  - Catholicism took much from the natural paganism of Europe  housewolf   Mar-28-05 01:27 AM   #10 
  - The Joseph Campbell series  shraby   Mar-28-05 02:07 AM   #13 
  - Mary is a feminist, worshiped, above the objections of Rome  imenja   Mar-28-05 02:56 AM   #15 
  - The problem I'd always heard with Mary was that it was extra-biblical  nemo137   Mar-29-05 01:14 AM   #31 
  - Religion in practice differs from scripture  imenja   Mar-29-05 08:54 PM   #37 
  - This is dead on  adwon   Mar-29-05 06:21 AM   #33 
  - Catholics do not worship Mary  seekthetruth   May-03-05 02:14 PM   #52 
     - in Latin America she is worshiped  imenja   May-10-05 07:37 AM   #63 
  - Because the popes couldn't competely stamp out the  Selteri   Mar-28-05 03:00 AM   #16 
  - i agree-  justsomegirl   Mar-30-05 03:07 PM   #39 
  - she essentially replaces the Goddess of pagan beliefs . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Mar-28-05 03:20 AM   #17 
  - pagans had multiples goddesses  imenja   Mar-31-05 10:41 AM   #42 
  - Symbol of the Ultimate Mother.  no_hypocrisy   Mar-28-05 06:32 AM   #18 
  - Well, she had great comedic timing...  komplex   Mar-28-05 09:34 AM   #19 
  - My 2 cents...  dryan   Mar-28-05 01:00 PM   #22 
     - no, Mary Magdalene may have been a disciple  imenja   Mar-28-05 05:42 PM   #24 
     - Personal Will  aneerkoinos   Mar-29-05 08:16 PM   #36 
  - There is no way most people can know whether most other  patrice   Mar-28-05 04:39 PM   #23 
  - I wasn't implying an error  nemo137   Mar-29-05 01:16 AM   #32 
  - They believe *she* was born without sin--I think? She is an intercessor...  tjdee   Mar-30-05 04:41 PM   #40 
  - Not being raised...  madeline_con   Mar-31-05 01:14 AM   #41 
  - A variety of reasons, I think  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-31-05 04:02 PM   #43 
  - A very polytheistic faith  Stuckinthebush   Apr-01-05 01:06 PM   #44 
  - it is far from polytheistic  imenja   Apr-05-05 05:14 AM   #45 
  - not Catholic, but I adore Mary  riverwalker   Apr-05-05 10:08 AM   #46 
  - poor God, ALL these disobedient children and no mother to help out!  ElsewheresDaughter   May-02-05 05:14 PM   #48 
  - There are a number of issues here. The answers  seekthetruth   May-03-05 12:53 PM   #51 
  - Mary became central to Catholic doctrine in an attempt to supplant Goddess  hecate77   May-05-05 06:47 PM   #53 
  - Jesus had a brother named James..  Disturbed   May-06-05 12:40 AM   #54 
  - Catholics believe  jaredh   May-07-05 01:20 AM   #55 
  - One comment  shawn703   May-09-05 02:31 PM   #59 
     - Probably right. However, didn't Theresa of Avilla see Jesus supposedly?  hecate77   May-09-05 11:42 PM   #61 
        - My first impression when I read about the Miracle at Fatima  shawn703   May-10-05 03:25 AM   #62 
  - Christ said to messengers many times...  Dcitizen   May-07-05 04:35 AM   #56 
  - Mary, Mother of the Church  PATRICK   May-07-05 08:34 PM   #57 
  - It was one of those things  PATRICK   May-09-05 03:47 AM   #58 
  - Mary is a "modern" phenomenon  jbnow   May-09-05 11:38 PM   #60 
     - In Latin America her importance dates from the sixteenth century  imenja   May-10-05 07:40 AM   #64 

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