I was speaking with a funadementalist the other day who was accusing Catholic’s of worshiping idols. I simply said that that’s not true. He said “but you said ‘Hail Mary.’” I opened up his very own King James bible to Luke 2:28, which says:
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Of course I pointed out that Gabriel addressed Mary with a ‘Hail.’
Then he starts mumbling on “yea but that’s in a different context when an angel says it, we’re going to judge the angels.” That was pretty much the whole conversation, it got interuppted. I remembered reading that we will judge the angels. I’m not quite sure what it means, but it’s 1 Corinthians 6:3. There is a possible argument here that Gabriel WAS guiltry of idolotry, that I put together in my head, I don’t even think he realized it, I honestly think he was just mumbling on. The argument is, if we are going to judge the angels, then Gabriel could have been wrong by saying Hail to Mary. I could easily see him using that if he thought of it. I know, it’s ridicoulous, but is there a good intellectual argument I can use if he pulls that on me? Otherwise it’s just my word against his.