THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I spoke with an Orthodox priest today. Both of us living in the Bible Belt as given us an insight on the Baptist-Pentecostal matrix for how Scripture is typically interpreted. He said something to me that will stick, and I hope to soon find an opportunity to use it on some of my Protestant brethren.
He said that when he talks with Baptists and Pentecostals, and they complain about the Orthodox (and Catholic) position on Mary, he simply asks them a question. "Who is the most blessed woman in your life?" The answer is often a mother or a wife. To which he responds: "The Scriptures tell us that the Mother of our Lord, Mary, is even most blessed among all women (Luke 1:42), and the same Scriptures specifically command us to regard her as so in our own personal lives (Luke 1:48)." So in conclusion, if you want to be a "Biblical Christian" you must regard Mary as more blessed than the most blessed women in your own life, and that means you must think and speak blessedly of her just as much, if not more so, than the most blessed woman in your own life. Otherwise, you're just not keeping with the Bible.
For some reason, I just found this insight profound.