Unfortunately sentiment doesn't creation make, neither does it sustain either life orI am a Protestant.
Mary was just a nice girl, worthy of respect but not homage, and no image or object or liquid or article of apparel is holy or invested with magic powers.
Humankind is in bondage to sin and cannot free itself.
Modesty and other customs differ from one society to another. Christianity is universal and requires no special costumes, languages or alteration of the person.
Islam is caught in arab imperialism and ethnocentrism. Go choke on your self righteous head rags. Wash them down with ZamZam water while you are marching around a building for some reason.
Tibetans I think believe that marching around the Potala will erase their sins, and that waving flags recite prayers.
civilization in any meaningful way. Only either theology or science are valid, either because at the moment the world did not accept a combination of them both.
Protestantism is totally dependant on the second coming of Christ, the second coming of Christ is totally dependant on Christianity accepting the the scientific reality of existence, before the window of opportunity, that being, capacity to continue cognition sustaining function closes. Of course it did not.
For many years I have viewed the Trinity as
a an axiom of Scripture indicative of temptation. After all Christianity was the 3rd chosen, Samaritan, Jews, Christians, but the 1st chosen, not totally compliant with, only devotion and ritual, in Gods eyes an experiment that could fail, needing a safety net for salvage, Islam. That might fail too, but I don't think it really matters so long as we try.