My. For a year and a half.
Well, I'm always willing to help.
So let me just step up and slice the Gordian knot for them. Here's my statement on Mary:
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a pivotal yet relatively minor figure in the New Testament, of no more ongoing direct personal impact on the lives of Christians than any other exemplary (yet flawed) redeemed sinner depicted in the Bible.There. Done.
Glad to be of help.
PS — you might find amusement in this old post on B2W, and my comments on it. Doesn't look like I've shifted much.