I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I agree with a church on something, for the most part.
A church in New Zealand put up a billboard showing a sad Mary and Joseph lying in bed with the words “Poor Joseph. God is a hard act to follow.” I had to chuckle. I know I would if I saw that up somewhere. They did it to get people talking. Of course, people are all up in arms about it. Well I guess they got their wish.
Where I start to get confused is here:
“What we’re trying to do is to get people to think more about what Christmas is all about,” Cardy told local media.
“Is it about a spiritual male God sending down sperm so a child would be born, or is it about the power of love in our midst as seen in Jesus?”
Hmmm. I might almost be convinced the church is going for column A by the looks of that billboard, even though that’s the exact opposite of what they wanted me to think.
And I had to giggle at people like Family First saying that the kids shouldn’t be seeing things like this in the street. I could think of far worse things they could be seeing.
Somebody has already splattered paint all over the sign. Yeah, because that’s the example we want our kids to follow.
I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about this here before, so hope I’m not repeating myself. As a kid I was always uber confused by the whole virgin birth thing. They’d talk about it being so wonderful and stuff, and then I’d see horror movies where a demon would impregnate a girl in a similar way. And I would think “what’s the difference there? In both cases, the girl really didn’t get any choice in the matter, everything happened unnaturally fast, and it was all so the person doing the impregnating could have a son. Seems the only difference is the one doing the deed.”
And with that, I’ve probably offended a whole wack of people. Oh well.