Originally Posted by Roy5
A few points
1. I honor Mary, as all Christians do. As I stated, Mariology has gone too far in making her nearly equivalent to Christ in the eyes of many Catholics. That has been my experience. The Rosary - what is it? how many Hail Marys for every Our Father?
6. One other thing that annoys me - a small matter, perhaps. This having a relic of some saint in every church, a relic that often is venerated. And I've read that there's enough pieces of the 'true cross' to build a sizeable yacht and enough pieces of Mary's clothing to outfit a queen. Is that true? The whole area of miracles, relics, and veneration surrounding saints is troubling. I fear that it borders on superstition that may have been acceptable in medieval times but not today.
I'm sure you have no problem with Jews venerating the Sefer Torah
at every synagogue service.
I'm sure you have no problem with Jews venerating Rachel's Tomb (even when they bow before the tomb
or kiss her reqliuary
) or that of any patriarch, prophet, matriarch or Davidic king
I'm sure you have no problem with Jews venerating and kissing the Wailing Wall
, either. Or placing prayers there.
I'm sure you have no problem with Jews wearing tzitzyot
or beaded talliot
But you have a problem with Catholics venerating relics.
But you have a problem with Catholics venerating Mary and the saints, and kissing their relics.
But you have a problem with Catholics venerating shrines and placing prayers there.
But you have a problem with Catholics wearing scapulars and with the Rosary.
DOUBLE STANDARD FAIL.