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Old 03-15-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The backwoods of Pennsylvania ... unfortunately.
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One of the last times I said a full Rosary (and out loud at that) was at my great-grandmother's funeral, when I was 14. To break the monotony, I would change the emphasis on words: hail mary, full OF grace, the lord IS with thee. It made my mom laugh, and give me a nudge.
Heh, I was never a Catholic, but I had a lot of friends who were. So instead of emphasizing different words, I would switch the words around.

"Holy God, mother of Mary ..."

"Hail God, full of Mary, Grace is with thee"

"Hail Grace, God of Mary, Holy is with thee."

"Hail thee, God of grace, Mary is with full."

And such.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The rosary and its corresponding Mariology is an aspect of religiosity that places the human mother of Jesus on the spot.
She began as a substitute goddess when the early church was attempting to rid pagan goddesses so women could be=
come members of the church with a break from tradition. Mary had all the makings of a "go to" icon early on. As time
went on she was advanced and advance into a divinity and worse a intercessor to God or a mediator (mediatrix) . This
has resulted in a return to paganism in its finest hour . Mary would roll over in her grave since she was a follower of
Jesus not a deity!! The Catholic church has a culture of adoration that takes things to extremes . Jesus said "No one
goes to the Father but by me" There are zero mediators beyond Jesus and His spirit (The buck stops there period).
Intercessory prayer to saints, dead Popes ,relatives is all moot. Mary's womb was blessed . She was a great mom
especially when one realizes she was a teen when Jesus was conceived by the holy Spirit, under tremendous scrutiny
for being pregnant out of wedlock!!!(Oh my!!). She could have been stoned!! . Here is my advice . Leave Mary alone
stop the nonsense that bondages one in religion and avoid perversion and blasphemy of the word.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: USA
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Like my previous threads, I'm just asking for opinion. There are no right/wrong answers, so feel free to answer however you like.
And there is no right or wrong in doing this, obviously. It's like carrying around a four leaf clover, or a rabbit's foot for luck. It's not like doing that is hurting anything. But it is an indication that somewhere deep in your mind you still suppose that appealing to a supernatural force MIGHT just help you in some way. After years of being indoctrinated into your Catholic hocus-pocus, you may NEVER completely shake all of your deep seated superstitious beliefs. But if and when the time comes that you realize you have stopped silently asking Mary for help, you will be getting close.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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Personally I find memorizing Abbott and Costello's classic "Who's on First" routine a great way to relax. It's much longer and more work to memorize, true, but it's a good deal more of a giggle, and there's no dealing with images of "womb fruit" and the like. But of course I wasn't raised Catholic, so I'm not mired in tons of self loathing and guilt.
Om mani padme hum is even shorter.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: USA
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Om mani padme hum is even shorter.
True. But not as funny as "Who's on First."
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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I can identify with that because I was raised Catholic, though I don't do so myself. Some people just like to have something to contemplate. There are for instance "worry beads" that people use for non-religious purposes. There's even a page about them on wikipedia! Worry beads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I suppose it beats chewing gum, either rots your teeth or makes you look like a cud chewing cow, or smoking, rots your lungs and annoys everyone else. lol
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