Originally Posted by Ron Conte
Mary died before rising and being assumed into Heaven because she is the most perfect follower of Christ, who died, rose, and ascended to Heaven, and because this is the same path that all the faithful take: death, the general resurrection, the assumption of all the faithful.
The historical details of the event are irrelevant to the dogma. Yes, these are found in private revelation.
It does not make more sense for Mary not to have died, because she suffered at the foot of the Cross, and so she also followed Christ even unto death.
what do you mean by: The historical details of the event are irrelevant to the dogma.
the historical facts are not needed to prove the dogma? Does this mean we need not mind if two or more actually witnessed this event, wrote it down, passed it on and not just assumed it?