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I truly cannot describe in full the love, respect, and reverence I have for the Virgin Mary (and her son)

 
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It says the Lord accepted Mary "accepted her with a gracious reception and caused her to grow up beautifully" (3:37). The Quran also recounts how the angels said to her: "O Mary! Behold, God has chosen you, made you pure, and raised you above all the women of the world" (3:42). The Virgin Mary is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran, and she is the only woman to have an entire chapter named after her, Chapter 19.

In fact, the Quran holds up the Virgin Mary as the ideal example of a believer: "And [God has propounded another example of God-consciousness in the story] of Mary, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity, whereupon We breathed Our spirit into that [which was in her womb], and who accepted the truth of her Sustainer's words - and [thus,] of His revelations - and was one of the truly devout" (66:12).

I truly cannot describe in full the love, respect, and reverence I have for the Virgin Mary (and her son). I think I can speak for the rest of the Muslim world when I say that no devout Muslim would even fathom maligning the Virgin Mary (or Jesus Christ), as some who claim to follow Christ have done with the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is truly amazing that a major religious figure of one religious tradition is loved, revered, and adopted as sacred by the followers of a another major religious tradition.

I wish more people would take this phenomenon as inspiration to build more bridges of love and understanding between Christians and Muslims across the world, especially in light of the Pope's recent comments about Islam - and the furor they erupted - last September. Christians and Muslims are natural allies when it comes to working towards the betterment of the world for all peoples.

The Quran says, when speaking of the birth of Mary, that "the male is not like the female" (3:36). Many have traditionally interpreted this to mean that the fact that Mary was a woman made it more difficult for her to become a priest, as her mother wanted for her.

Yet, there is another interpretation of that statement: "no male child [that Mary's mother might have hoped for] could ever have been like this female." I like this interpretation much better. I pray that, by God's precious grace, I am admitted to Paradise and will get to see the Virgin Mary, kiss her hand, and tell her how much I loved her while I was on earth. There could be no greater reward for me than that.

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Honey, that is all well and good, but you are 'respecting and reverencing' the wrong person.

The SON, Jesus is the ONE. smile_kiss
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Thank you OP , as a catholic that pleases me.

I also respect your prophet, peace be upon him.
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and to Think you do not even know them,all you know is what you read,Most of which was made up.

The mad religionest has kepy the people at war all these years.


It says the Lord accepted Mary "accepted her with a gracious reception and caused her to grow up beautifully" (3:37). The Quran also recounts how the angels said to her: "O Mary! Behold, God has chosen you, made you pure, and raised you above all the women of the world" (3:42). The Virgin Mary is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran, and she is the only woman to have an entire chapter named after her, Chapter 19.

In fact, the Quran holds up the Virgin Mary as the ideal example of a believer: "And [God has propounded another example of God-consciousness in the story] of Mary, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity, whereupon We breathed Our spirit into that [which was in her womb], and who accepted the truth of her Sustainer's words - and [thus,] of His revelations - and was one of the truly devout" (66:12).

I truly cannot describe in full the love, respect, and reverence I have for the Virgin Mary (and her son). I think I can speak for the rest of the Muslim world when I say that no devout Muslim would even fathom maligning the Virgin Mary (or Jesus Christ), as some who claim to follow Christ have done with the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is truly amazing that a major religious figure of one religious tradition is loved, revered, and adopted as sacred by the followers of a another major religious tradition.

I wish more people would take this phenomenon as inspiration to build more bridges of love and understanding between Christians and Muslims across the world, especially in light of the Pope's recent comments about Islam - and the furor they erupted - last September. Christians and Muslims are natural allies when it comes to working towards the betterment of the world for all peoples.

The Quran says, when speaking of the birth of Mary, that "the male is not like the female" (3:36). Many have traditionally interpreted this to mean that the fact that Mary was a woman made it more difficult for her to become a priest, as her mother wanted for her.

Yet, there is another interpretation of that statement: "no male child [that Mary's mother might have hoped for] could ever have been like this female." I like this interpretation much better. I pray that, by God's precious grace, I am admitted to Paradise and will get to see the Virgin Mary, kiss her hand, and tell her how much I loved her while I was on earth. There could be no greater reward for me than that.

[link to drhassaballa.blogspot.com]
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Your comments make perfect sense,
since it was the RCC that created
the muslim religion.
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I'm sorry, but out of all the stupid sects of Christianity, Catholicism has to be the absolute dumbest. Why do you worship the virgin Mary? Why do you pray to saints? They were just people! Why the fuck is the pope so damn important? Where in the bible does it say any of this bullshit?
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.
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But why do you believe that stuff? It doesn't say anything about that in the Bible. Jesus came so you wouldn't need a middle man to talk to god. Wouldn't it be better to give your money straight to the poor instead of to the catholic church? I guess there are just some things i'll never understand. 1dunno1
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Here is what Jesus has been relegated to in the catholic religion..."(and her son)". Shameful!
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If you really believed in the Christ and the blessed Mother then you would encourage the muslim world to make the biggest sacrifice of self and yield to the will of the north for it is in the North the light of her sun shines.

I am the son of man, peace be upon my fathers house in the east
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original poster = churchlady
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Better get over to the chuch and tell them.It means little or nothing to me and millions of others.
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.


But why do you believe that stuff? It doesn't say anything about that in the Bible. Jesus came so you wouldn't need a middle man to talk to god. Wouldn't it be better to give your money straight to the poor instead of to the catholic church? I guess there are just some things i'll never understand. 1dunno1
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What you wont hear on the main stream media is all the help the Catholic church does for the hungry, the homeless, the terminally ill, the terminally ill with AIDS, people that have leprosy. How many missions in Africa and other third world countries really make suppose the difference between life and death to so many people.
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.
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The person claiming to be a Catholic ( above ) is NOT.

Not ONE catholic in the entire world "worships" Mary. She is not divine, and though she is holy and ever-virgin, she is infinitesimal compared to Jesus.
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cheer I love Mary too.

Lot's of slavery and degradation for women all over the world.

Makes her sad.
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.



The person claiming to be a Catholic ( above ) is NOT.

Not ONE catholic in the entire world \"worships\" Mary. She is not divine, and though she is holy and ever-virgin, she is infinitesimal compared to Jesus.
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We worship the Virgin Mary because She was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. I love her deeply.

We pray to Saints because we believe that Saints through their Sanctity can inspire others to follow in their example, and also because we believe in their power of intercession , due to their closeness to God.

The Pope is very important to us because we believe that he is the representative of Jesus on earth. The first unofficial Pope was St. Peter. We believe that the Pope will retain his seat as representative of Jesus till Jesus returns and occupies this seat himself.



The person claiming to be a Catholic ( above ) is NOT.

Not ONE catholic in the entire world "worships" Mary. She is not divine, and though she is holy and ever-virgin, she is infinitesimal compared to Jesus.
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I most certainly AM a Catholic, and we DO worship Mary. She is by no means infinitesinal compared to Jesus. She is extremely important in the Catholic Church as the mother of The Saviour.
And I do Worship Mary.
She is revered and respected and loved in the Catholic Church. She is The Immaculate. Or as she called herself in Lourdes with Saint Bernadette, She is The Immaculate Conception.
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Mary is the feminine moon. The element silver is close to Mary, not the masculine gold. Soon, her time. and silvers time will come. Hold on to her, and her sons teachings, and her silver, and be blessed beyond your imagination.
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she is full of pure unconditional love

for those searching the true, with arrogance we are going no where. respect, tolerance in your heart.
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poor Mary Magdalen. Not to be divisive or off topic - but what if "THEY" LIED about her? and have been lying for generations?

gnosis.org

the Marian Gospel.
worth reading
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Mary was just another believer that the Lord used

She responded to the call just like moses or the desciples

She isn't our saviour. We are to honor her only in that she responded to the Holy Spirit.....just like any saint would

Putting her on a pedistal isn't what God intended. All this mary worship and "saying the rosary" is all just bullshit religion and has nothing to do with the bible or what Jesus preached.

Get your eyes off of sinful men and women Only one Man who is God is worthy of our prayers and worship and that is Jesus Christ

And cursed be the muslim religion who do not acknowlegde Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah
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I most certainly AM a Catholic, and we DO worship Mary. She is by no means infinitesinal compared to Jesus. She is extremely important in the Catholic Church as the mother of The Saviour.
And I do Worship Mary.
She is revered and respected and loved in the Catholic Church. She is The Immaculate. Or as she called herself in Lourdes with Saint Bernadette, She is The Immaculate Conception.
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You are delusional. I was raised Catholic and now consider myself simply a follower of Jesus. I focus on His life, rather than his crucification/resurrection. And NO, the Catholic Church DOES NOT "Worship" Mary. She is VENERATED as the chosen, pure vessel to bring The Lord to Earth. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT....but she would tell you herself, that her son is King of Kings. I still love her and respect her dearly, of course. But you have not been paying attention.
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Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily

angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (from the bible)
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yeah I like Virgo and her Sun too - thanks
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I'm not God nor am I even close to being Jesus but every woman that I have ever dated winds up worshipping my penis.(And that is the Gods honest truth)!!! scheming
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You are delusional. I was raised Catholic and now consider myself simply a follower of Jesus. I focus on His life, rather than his crucification/resurrection. And NO, the Catholic Church DOES NOT "Worship" Mary. She is VENERATED as the chosen, pure vessel to bring The Lord to Earth. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT....but she would tell you herself, that her son is King of Kings. I still love her and respect her dearly, of course. But you have not been paying attention.
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Agreed

I was raised in a catholic family too, and now just a believer of God, i think one day, we're all going to understand the real meaning of love, and there will be no selfishness in the way we express our love and gratitude to others, time will seem insufficient to do so.

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