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#1 Apr 16, 2018 6:50 am

Dancer
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MARY MAGDALENE FILM :: devoted disciple or repentant prostitute ?

Who was Mary Magdalene ? What do we know of her ? And how do we know it  ? These questions resurface with the screening  of a new movie , Mary Magdalene , starring  Rooney  Mara in the titular role.

www.abc.net.au/news.   2018-03-09

SOME highlighted 'facts'

** She is sometimes depicted kneeling at the foot of the cross , hair unbound , emphasizing the sinful past  from which she can never quite escape , despite being declared a saint .

** Pope Gregory had two favorite Mary's.
Mary Mother of Jesus , perpetual virgin , symbol of purity and goodness..
And on the other Mary Magdalene , promiscuous whore , symbol of feminine evil  from which the world must be redeemed.

*** A Disciple of Jesus
Yet nowhere in the Gospels is Mary Magdalene associated either overtly or covertly with sexuality.
The ( 4 ) Gospels of the New Testament present her in two significant roles ;
-- In the first place, she is a disciple of Jesus , one  among a band of women and men  from  Galilee  who believed in his message of love and justice and followed him in his ministry.
-- Secondly , Mary Magdalene  is a primary  witness in the gospels to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead .

* Unlike many of the other disciples , she does not flee. When Jesus is arrested.

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#2 Apr 16, 2018 7:54 am

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Re: MARY MAGDALENE FILM :: devoted disciple or repentant prostitute ?

Dancer wrote:

Who was Mary Magdalene ? What do we know of her ? And how do we know it  ? These questions resurface with the screening  of a new movie , Mary Magdalene , starring  Rooney  Mara in the titular role.

www.abc.net.au/news.   2018-03-09

SOME highlighted 'facts'

** She is sometimes depicted kneeling at the foot of the cross , hair unbound , emphasizing the sinful past  from which she can never quite escape , despite being declared a saint .

** Pope Gregory had two favorite Mary's.
Mary Mother of Jesus , perpetual virgin , symbol of purity and goodness..
And on the other Mary Magdalene , promiscuous whore , symbol of feminine evil  from which the world must be redeemed.

*** A Disciple of Jesus
Yet nowhere in the Gospels is Mary Magdalene associated either overtly or covertly with sexuality.
The ( 4 ) Gospels of the New Testament present her in two significant roles ;
-- In the first place, she is a disciple of Jesus , one  among a band of women and men  from  Galilee  who believed in his message of love and justice and followed him in his ministry.
-- Secondly , Mary Magdalene  is a primary  witness in the gospels to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead .

* Unlike many of the other disciples , she does not flee. When Jesus is arrested.

She was an indeed devoted disciple of Christ. He did expel seven demons from her. After that incident she became one of his passionate followers.

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#3 Apr 16, 2018 8:12 am

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Re: MARY MAGDALENE FILM :: devoted disciple or repentant prostitute ?

Dancer wrote:

Who was Mary Magdalene ? What do we know of her ? And how do we know it  ? These questions resurface with the screening  of a new movie , Mary Magdalene , starring  Rooney  Mara in the titular role.

www.abc.net.au/news.   2018-03-09

SOME highlighted 'facts'

** She is sometimes depicted kneeling at the foot of the cross , hair unbound , emphasizing the sinful past  from which she can never quite escape , despite being declared a saint .

** Pope Gregory had two favorite Mary's.
Mary Mother of Jesus , perpetual virgin , symbol of purity and goodness..
And on the other Mary Magdalene , promiscuous whore , symbol of feminine evil  from which the world must be redeemed.

*** A Disciple of Jesus
Yet nowhere in the Gospels is Mary Magdalene associated either overtly or covertly with sexuality.
The ( 4 ) Gospels of the New Testament present her in two significant roles ;
-- In the first place, she is a disciple of Jesus , one  among a band of women and men  from  Galilee  who believed in his message of love and justice and followed him in his ministry.
-- Secondly , Mary Magdalene  is a primary  witness in the gospels to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead .

* Unlike many of the other disciples , she does not flee. When Jesus is arrested.

If she was alive today an old man like you she will take your money without  giving your dotish arse nothing and let you talk while those with sense knows you got nothing but lost your fresh arse money on all occasions . She looks like she could teach you a thing or two lol

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#4 Yesterday 7:38 am

Vanni
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Re: MARY MAGDALENE FILM :: devoted disciple or repentant prostitute ?

First, it's in the interest of a movie to be spectacular. Whether it conveys the truth or not.

Then ... unless I can witness it with my own eyes, everything remains speculation.

It may start with a prejudiced and unfaithful observation, followed by an equally prejudiced and unfaithful word, written down by either the same person, or by someone who cannot or does not care to verify. And here we are:

a written text.

Unquestionable! Really?

As I cannot verify, I choose to risk to think well about someone in vain.

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