Firstly, it should be remembered that our prayer is a dialogue with a real person,
I hate to say it, but Mary is not a “real person” anymore and cannot hear your words. Screaming, crying, “praying,” talking to her—these are all nonsense and not Biblically supported.
No where in Scripture is it shown that anyone “talked” to someone dead or may or may not be in Heaven, aside from Christ.
“No where in scripture is it shown that anyone talked to..”
Saul did have that chat with Samual the Prophet via necromancy..
The issue for me has been how much did the Mother Son cults in the Middle East influence the Roman Catholic prayers to Mary Mother of Christ?
**I hate to say it, but Mary is not a real person anymore**
Yes, she was and ISa real person. What are you going to say to Christ at the moment of your particular judgment (the moment of your death) when He asks you why you didn’t honor his Mother and Mother of God?
I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes right then!
“I hate to say it, but Mary is not a real person anymore and cannot hear your words.”
Your point is theologically impossible. Mary is in heaven. Even Protestants assume she is. If she is, and you have no reason to think she isn’t if you’re a Christian, then she is still very much a person. Our personhood is determined by the presence of a soul. That’s why when someone dies, we know that what is left is ONLY a body - a dead, empty shell. Your personhood resides with your soul.
“I hate to say it, but Mary is not a real person anymore and cannot hear your words. “
Really? Why do you say that? Are you not Christian? Do you not believe in the Promise of Everlasting Life?