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  1. phattonez

    Can you be saved by faith alone?

    They deny the equality of men and women, but it's nothing like what you're saying. Look at the further context of Aquinas: "On the other hand, as regards human nature in general, woman is not misbegotten, but is included in nature's intention as directed to the work of generation. Now the...
  2. phattonez

    Can you be saved by faith alone?

    That's quite different than saying women are only good for procreation.
  3. phattonez

    Can you be saved by faith alone?

    No he didn't.
  4. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Relatives.
  5. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    They were discarded because they were written way after the fact and don't line up with the gospels we know to be true. Easily provable forgeries.
  6. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    The word for brothers isn't all that specific. It can also mean relatives. Like the word brethren for us.
  7. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Zechariah. Abraham. Samson's parents. Because she consecrated herself a virgin to God.
  8. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    The angel only said that the child would be great. My point is that her question proves that she intended to remain a virgin, and that she was a virgin her entire life.
  9. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    6 months is much less than 40 years. Why wouldn't Mary have just assumed that she would get pregnant in the normal way? Abraham did. Zechariah did.
  10. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    She was betrothed. It's like engagement. She was soon to be married. Abraham had to wait about 40 years until Isaac was born. Even he didn't have to ask how Sarah would get pregnant.
  11. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    What a bogus citation of the Catholic Encyclopedia. Here's what it actually says: "The perpetual virginity of our Blessed Lady was taught and proposed to our belief not merely by the councils and creeds, but also by the early Fathers."
  12. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    She asked how, and said this is because she "knows not man" (a euphemism for her virginity). She's asking how she's going to get pregnant because virgins don't get pregnant. So if she were planning on having sex, the question is ridiculous. She would have gotten pregnant the same way everyone...
  13. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    They were married but she remained a virgin. It's a part of why she's regarded so highly by those who trace their tradition back to the time of Christ. In fact the oldest hymn that we know of was written in praise of Mary! https://aleteia.org/2017/01/01/the-oldest-hymn-to-mary-mother-of-god/
  14. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Are you asserting that she didn't know how babies are made?
  15. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Can you read the chapter? The angel never said virgin birth.
  16. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    As even in English the word brethren can have a wider meaning.
  17. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    There hadn't been. All of the announced births were natural births. The only reason Mary would have asked is because she intended to not have sex. No. Look at the differences in the questions. Zechariah asks "how will I know this." He doubted and was punished. Mary asks "how will this be, since...
  18. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    His RELATIVES. The Bible wasn't written in English, you know.
  19. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Abraham and Isaac is a famous example that all Jews knew about. Also Samson. No. She would just assume that she would get pregnant by having sex with Joseph
  20. phattonez

    [W:88] Why was Mary confused?

    Brothers refers to more distant relatives as well, like Abraham and Lot. Don't play dumb.
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