Given that Christ is the central figure in the universe, God made flesh, then isn't the fact that God chose Mary to be his own Mother relevant to our faith?
.... let's assume that it is.
Now, IF truth about Mary matters at all to you, IF not gossiping about Mary matters to you, then should it matter if what two denominations shout about Her is true? If She is the most important and esteemed person in the universe, why does truth and honest matter not at all in Her case?
And how does THAT provide the MANDATE for views about Mary, as LightHammer put it (in one of his most Catholic moments): "PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I don't mean just some interpretation of something or some implication you see, I mean PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that it is a DOGMATIC FACT of highest importance to all and greatest certainty of Truth that MARY HAD NO SEX EVER
Here are the first words from the prologue of the Catholic Catechism:
"FATHER,... this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."
"God our Saviour desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
"There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved"- than the name of JESUS.
Thank you. But the diversions, circumventions, evasions (now for over 160 PAGES of posts) only serve to avoid the issue. Two denominations (among the 50,000 some Catholics insist exist) insist in the boldest, strongest way possible that it is a DOGMATIC fact of highest importance to all and greatest certainty of Truth that MARY HAD NO SEX EVER
. It's about Mary and it's about sex. If you are correct and Mary is the most important, most esteemed human in the universe, then shouldn't truth and honesty matter MORE in her case rather than LESS? If someone posted here how often you have sex, would it matter at all if such were true? Would you care? Would you consider it our business (indeed, a matter of HIGHEST importance to all and GREATEST certainty of Truth)? I was taught in the CC that to spread a story about someone (especially a personal story of potential embarrassment and hurt) without personal confirmation is the definition of sin and is a rather serious sin, is Mary the single exception to that?