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The Pachamama or the Virgin: Which does the synod revere?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Questioned about the Pachamama icon that has become the visible symbol of the Amazon Synod, Father Giacomo Costa told reporters that it was an image of "an indigenous woman who brings life." The Synod spokesman added: "Nobody said it was the Virgin Mary."

    I beg to differ. Browsing the internet during the past week, I have seen dozens of people defending the use of this apparent pagan symbol- the Inca goddess of fertility- by saying it was a representation of the Blessed Mother. The woman that presented the image to Pope Francis said it was "Our Lady of the Amazon."

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  2. Gracia Singh

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    Our Lady looks a certain way. Whether she is a Black Madonna, Our Lady of La Vang, Our Lady of Guadalupe (who would have been a much better representative if you truly want to reach out to Indigenous Americans), or Our Lady of Akita, she is always modest, clothed nicely, beautiful, and loving.

    Just saying.

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  3. KarateCowboy

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    Why is Oriental Mary always so strikingly graceful?
     
  4. Michie

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  5. Quid est Veritas?

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    From your article:
    I think this is quite informative. This is obviously an invented symbol, for whatever they are trying to achieve - some mixture of environmentalism and post-colonial posturing. I don't see why a simple Mary decked out in native garb, or Our Lady of Guadalupe, could not have sufficed. They are trying to import some odd form of environmental messaging here.

    Christianity has a history of utilising Pagan symbolism in the work of the Church, such as in the Renaissance with Roman gods, but this is a bit off. It says more about the organisers of the Synod, than the Amazonians it is supposed to represent.
     
  6. chevyontheriver

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    The Rhine flows into the Amazon, and the Amazon flows into the Tiber. But should it?
     
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