|Many Apparitions of Mary may be Tricksters but the Real Mary was not!
by Stephen Yulish PhD
Mary, however, did not remain a virgin nor did she die a virgin after
conceiving Jesus, the Son of God, as the Catholic Church inaccurately
maintains. Pope John Paul II continued this error in a statement as recent as
1996 stating that Jesus had no brothers or sisters and that Mary died a
Once again it is clear from Scripture that Jesus had other half brothers and
sisters (Mark 6:3) from ensuing human relations between Mary and Joseph and
thus Mary did not die a virgin.
Ms. Lee is correct that many of the traditions of the Catholic Church in
various regions around the world do maintain an element of this trickster
motif because of the pollution of pure Christian biblical doctrine by non
Christian influences. These false, ungodly, often demonic influences have
tricked many Catholics into believing lies and falsehoods. It has often led
them to worship and seek salvation from sources other than Jesus Christ.
Salvation and forgiveness of sins come only through the shed blood of Jesus
Christ (1John 1:7) not through Mary or the Pope or the local priest or anyone
else. All such beliefs are nothing more than demonic "trickery".