This thread is not about politics. So Please, do not place posts of that type here.
The argumentative debate enabled me to bring up the Virginity of Mary.
While everyone at this forum is used to Scriptural debates most people are not. But this occasion of the debates enables me to bring up the subject with others not on any forum, and to do so in a natural way.
This is my approach.
After the debate last night it seems appropriate we celebrate the feast of Saint Jerome today and what God did through him. He is certainly not the type of person I would want to debate against not just because he was so smart and I would lose but he also knew how to throw a few insults himself. Consider how many he uses in his opening remarks against Helvidius. By denying Mary’s perpetual virginity Helvidius had insulted both Mary and God. So Jerome’s response is understandable.
Saint Jerome please pray for us.
CHURCH FATHERS: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary (Jerome)
…reply to … Helvidius. I have deferred doing so, not because it is a difficult matter to … refute an ignorant boor who has scarce known the first glimmer of learning, but because I was afraid my reply might make him appear worth defeating. There was the further consideration that a turbulent fellow, the only individual in the world who thinks himself both priest and layman, one who, as has been said, thinks that eloquence consists in loquacity and considers speaking ill of anyone to be the witness of a good conscience, would begin to blaspheme worse than ever if opportunity of discussion were afforded him …
It will be surprising and helpful for some Protestants to come to the realization that St. Jerome answered their objections over 1600 years ago.
Next I will use some Scripture verses that are not usually used in this debate.