Hey everyone. I’m in an anthropology class studying “Comparative Religions” and so far there have been a few issues with the class.
Well, a week or two ago we were discussing symbols, and The Virgin of Guadalupe came up. Then a few minutes into the discussion the professor said “well you know, Mary is only mentioned two or three times in the Bible” and thought “where is she going with this?” She then said “But she’s not supposed to worshiped. Worship is only reserved for God and Jesus Christ, this is supposed to be a patriarchal religion.”
Then the issue of the pope came up and some student said “The Pope is a liberal who supports homosexuals!”
I decided to leave alone for one week. The next week, were discussing symbols again and talking about the symbol of the American family. She then showed a slide that said “some Americans form their idea of the American family off of religion, in Christianity we have the Father (God), the son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit (The Virgin Mary - The Mother)” A student then raised his hand and said “do Christians really believe the Holy Spirit is Mary?” and she said “well, yea”
So yeah, that’s my situation. lol Can anyone give my ideas on how to approach this professor in a passive way and in not-attacking-her type of fashion?
Some people gave me some input but I want to know what you guys think.