A church in New Zealand has put up a billboard showing the Virgin Mary looking worriedly at a pregnancy test.
This is brought to you by the same jerks that brought you this billboard last year.
This church has fallen into the same trap that so many fall into. There’s no point to these billboards other than “look at me!” This isn’t theology. It’s not even evangelizing. It’s advertising. It’s we’re the funny hep church. We’re cool. They’re just moron publicity seekers.
December 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm
I don't even get her surprised look. She knew, she trusted, she already believed. Even my Kindergartner knows this truth. Mary didn't need a piss test to "prove" anything… only us stupid humans need to pee on a stick to truly believe sex leads to babies and it's only due to the brainwashing of ignorant people (read Planned Parenthood and the liberals that spew their rhetoric) that have people wondering how they got pregnant and would have such a look on their face when they see a positive pregnancy test. Even Mary, as young as she was, was intelligent to know that sex leads to babies because she even asked St. Gabrielle "How is this possible since I don't know man?" (meaning she hasn't had sex so how is she to be pregnant?)
December 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Matt — I love your blog. I love coming here every day and checking in to what you and Pat are up to. Though, this post, made me sick all day yesterday. I agree that the billboards are tasteless, but I'm not sure how putting it on your blog is helping us become better Catholics. We all know the world is against the Catholic Church. I find a hostile world at the grocery store, gas station, and restaurant when people scoff at the number of children that we have or how pro-life we are. However, I like to come here for respite.
The essence of CMR is "Believing Christians should look upon themselves as such a creative minority and … espouse once again the best of its heritage, thereby being at the service of humankind at large"
Please help us to espouse the best of our heritage as Catholics.
December 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Being ignorant of virginity and not wanting to know about the love for God one cherishes in one’s heart called GOOD WILL, the poster dishonors his parents and exposes himself as a blasphemer of God. I will bet that if heretics were still burned at the stake this billboard would not be and I would be wrapping Christmas presents instead of trying to untangle this man’s soul from hell.
The absolute lack of consideration this blasphemer has for people of faith, alone, demands censure, but his bringing the wrath of God down upon himself for blasphemy and upon all of us for not censuring his blasphemy is irreconcilable. He really needs to be exorcised, if not for his blasphemy than for his devil.
When the wrath of God's Justice nails this bastard, let us not give him any help unless he apologizes.
@Rick: Guns are good. When the hunters came my children were outside. The hunters refused to leave. I pointed my gun at them and said that if their bullets could not reach my children, then my bullets would not reach them. It is normal to be abnormal in an abnormal situation.
December 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm
@Jen Raiche: Calling up this blasphemy is being at the service of humankind at large. These billboards are obscene at best and blasphemy at worst, but do you want the next generation to follow the evil portrayed? I do not. The time to evangelize is at hand. Nip it in the bud. They are trying to take Christmas away from you. MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm
The billboards are trying to make the Blessed Virgin Mary out to be a contracepting, virtueless, faithless sinner without the "full of grace", daughter of the Most High, who Mary is. The billboards are trying to make the Holy Family the scapegoat of their lust and willfull rejection of God. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are called the Second Trinity, for God is the First Holy Trinity and the First Family. God is a Family: Father, and His Son and their LOVE, the Holy Spirit. God is LOVE and LOVE needs someone to LOVE. Begotten LOVE loves His Father in absolute LOVE. The "full of grace" daughter of the Most High, God, loved God perfectly and accepted God's LOVE into her womb. If the God in heaven respects the lowly human person in Mary, why are these billboards repudiating DIVINE LOVE as though they had something better to offer? "IF" you use contraception, "IF" you fornicate, "IF", "IF", "IF" you, too, will be like God. I will be thankful for being a human being. I looked at their website and there is not a single reality to converse about, except revelry in man's fallen nature. gag a maggot