What is it about Catholics? If non-Catholics simply believe what the Bible says about Mary, then we are the heretics and haters. Not one non-Catholic has EVER stated any hatred of Mary. That's a stupid accusation to level at anyone.
Accusations of *hate* are all that’s left in the arsenal when one has lost the debate.
I see it on the Mormon threads by the Mormons as well.
***Actually, how could she have said “no”, when, according to your Church, SHE was immaculately conceived and was sinless...her whole life... saying “no” would have been a sin against God, would it not?***
Actually, this shows an absolutely complete absence of understanding of what Scripture says and what the Church teaches, which is in accordance with Scripture.
God, did in fact know that Mary would say yes. He knows all from our beginning to our end. That is why He prepared her to receive the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit and thus, Jesus in her womb.
God did not influence her, He does not compel love or obedience. He responded to her obedience, which He knew from the beginning. She is the woman of Genesis, 3:15.