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To: Buggman
My friend, the Trinity is all over the Bible, if you know where to look.

My friend, veneration of Mary is all over the Bible, if you know where to look, namely at the various references that have been posted on this thread. You just gave away the store.

127 posted on 12/28/2005 8:06:23 AM PST by Dionysiusdecordealcis
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To: Dionysiusdecordealcis
No it isn't. There is exactly one passage that you can distinctly draw on--and then only if you take the rather poor Latin translation of the Greek.

Again, your attempts to read Mary into the Ark are pure eisegesis (reading one's preconceptions into Scripture), not exegesis (reading from the Scripture). But that was the subject of another thread, and I'm not going to repeat the whole debate here.

Indeed, the most telling thing of all is how little Scripture mentions Mary. If the Apostles venerated her half as much as the modern Catholic does, they could hardly have helped speaking of her in their every epistle, since they would have to explain her not only to the Greek mind, but most especially to the Hebrew, which would flee from Marian-veneration as pagan worship as a matter of pure reflex. Funny that neither Matthew, nor Hebrews, nor James, all written distinctly to the Jews, establishes such a practice--nor does any Gospel or epistle at all!

170 posted on 12/28/2005 10:39:38 AM PST by Buggman (L'chaim b'Yeshua HaMashiach!)
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