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Chris Roberts's Avatar Comment 1 by Chris Roberts

Quality.

You couldn't make it up.

Err...

Among leading critics was Lyndsay Freer, a spokesman for the Catholic Church, who said: "This is disrespectful and offensive to all Christians.

Well, stop being so bloody touchy then!!

"It's flying in the face of our 2,000-year-old beliefs," she said

Really?
Was Mary not made pregnant by a sky-daddy and had other children?
Is that not in the bloody book - or have you just not read it....

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:10:00 UTC | #424053

Rikitiki13's Avatar Comment 2 by Rikitiki13

From the article:
Archdeacon Glynn Cardy said the billboard was intended to lampoon the literal interpretation of the Christmas conception story "and that somehow this male God impregnated Mary".
"What we're trying to do is to get people to think more about what Christmas is all about," he said.

But if they do that they might discover that the only 'Christ' in Christmas is in the name.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:20:00 UTC | #424054

petermun's Avatar Comment 3 by petermun

True to form, religion tells us sex is not to be enjoyed but should be a prime source of guilt for both (or all three - or more?) parties. Fortunately never have believed them.

Once religion gets humour the end must be nigh!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:25:00 UTC | #424058

Nunbeliever's Avatar Comment 4 by Nunbeliever

Well, we all know how to irritate the religious don't we. And it works EVERY time! :-)

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:28:00 UTC | #424059

mjwemdee's Avatar Comment 5 by mjwemdee

These guys (both the Church leaders AND critics of the billboard) are severely confused and conflicted.

Where does one start????

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:31:00 UTC | #424060

Rosbif's Avatar Comment 6 by Rosbif

If God made man in his own image, size couldn't be the problem.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:35:00 UTC | #424063

Art Vandelay's Avatar Comment 7 by Art Vandelay

And guess who's name she was calling out all the way through...?

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:51:00 UTC | #424068

mlgatheist's Avatar Comment 8 by mlgatheist

"One of the options we turned down had a sperm coming down with the words 'Joy to the World',"

This could start the protestant / catholic wars all over again.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:52:00 UTC | #424069

MCrnigoj's Avatar Comment 9 by MCrnigoj

Expression on the face of Joseph tells everything: Post coitum omne animal triste!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:56:00 UTC | #424071

mbannonb's Avatar Comment 10 by mbannonb

http://godlesshollywood.com/gallery/pic.php?id=144&newest=1&start_ut=1259654400&end_ut=1262246400

lol

lol

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:57:00 UTC | #424072

Swordmaiden's Avatar Comment 11 by Swordmaiden

so...if god presumably had to use one of Mary's eggs to fertilise with his magic sperm then baby JC had to be half-human so how could he be god too? He was kind of mixed race! oh no wait...it's not real is it!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:02:00 UTC | #424075

DrawingYou's Avatar Comment 12 by DrawingYou

I'm amazed that this was on a church's bill board! I have thought that believers would never admit to the absurdity of their beliefs but maybe I'm wrong. On another thought; did the man who vandalized the bill board get arrested or fined?

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:03:00 UTC | #424077

Alovrin's Avatar Comment 14 by Alovrin

Among leading critics was Lyndsay Freer, a spokesman for the Catholic Church, who said: "This is disrespectful and offensive to all Christians.
"It's flying in the face of our 2,000-year-old beliefs," she said.


That's not all this dozy old dingbat said.

Apparently she would have expected this kind of thing from "atheist's" and other sorts of people who want to "mock" Xtainity.

Sheez, get that carrot out of your arse woman, your religion is a sick joke, get used to it.
I'm rooting for the Anglicans on this one.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:06:00 UTC | #424079

root2squared's Avatar Comment 13 by root2squared

So god had sex with this Mary chick even though she was married to this Joseph dude? Then he committed adultery. Therefore, he must have stoned himself to death, which explains why we don't see him anymore.

Mary needs to try something freaky like Ganesha, the elephant god.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:06:00 UTC | #424078

Swordmaiden's Avatar Comment 15 by Swordmaiden

...and while I'm here, has The Prof or The Hitch ever asked the question in a debate "how could Jesus be of the family of David through Joseph if Jospeh wasn't his dad?" I never got that...oh no wait....I never got ANY of it!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:07:00 UTC | #424080

MrPickwick's Avatar Comment 16 by MrPickwick

Among leading critics was Lyndsay Freer, a spokesman for the Catholic Church, who said: "This is disrespectful and offensive to all Christians.
"It's flying in the face of our 2,000-year-old beliefs," she said.
I don't quite get it. What is offensive here? That they had sex? That old Joe failed to perform? That Mary had a great time once? Please, could the infallible Pope clarify matters?

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:13:00 UTC | #424084

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 17 by rod-the-farmer

..."they appear to be naked".....really ? You can tell that ? Then what the heck is Mary wearing on her head ? Is she platinum blonde, with a black scarf over her hair ? I think there is more going on here than we see at first glance.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:28:00 UTC | #424094

chameleonpete's Avatar Comment 18 by chameleonpete

it just demands a caption comp.....

Yey again Mary and Joseph argued about who was sleeping in the wet patch

or

Mary was getting sick of Joseph's nun fetish.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:37:00 UTC | #424096

SaintStephen's Avatar Comment 19 by SaintStephen

Archdeacon Glynn Cardy:

"We actually think God is about the power of love as shown in Jesus, which is something quite different than a literal man up in the sky."
Baby steps, I suppose. Is the Archdork becoming half-erect for atheism? Developing a churchgoing chubby for change, is he? Score 1/2 point for our side.

And what's up with the protective headgear, Mary? Let carpenter Joe grab a handful of that myrrh-scented hair, and I'm quite certain the results will be different.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:38:00 UTC | #424097

sheaponline's Avatar Comment 20 by sheaponline

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:45:00 UTC | #424098

Logicel's Avatar Comment 21 by Logicel

With enemies like this church, atheists don't need friends.

These dingbats are the Murkies (coined by Daniel Dennett). They want to be reasonable and not insist on obvious ridiculousness like virgin births so instead they don their foggy, love-junkie goggles and come out with something so insipid and meaningless that even Caspar Milquetoast couldn't warm up to their vacuous blandness. Merde, even Goldilocks would tell them to get lost.

However, it is an most hilarious poster plus it is always gratifying to get up the noses of the pearl-clutching, fainting-couch aficionados of baby jebus.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:48:00 UTC | #424099

Saikat Biswas's Avatar Comment 22 by Saikat Biswas

It is somewhat distressing to recall that three years ago every single newspaper in Great Britain had refrained from publishing the Danish cartoons on Muhammad in a grotesque display of cowardice and appeasement. Religion rarely deserves the respect it asks of non-believers or the reverence it demands from believers. However when ridicule is directed at one particular religion while simultaneously ensuring that it provokes the least amount of backlash it becomes difficult to applaud.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:52:00 UTC | #424102

Quine's Avatar Comment 23 by Quine

Comment #442649 by Swordmaiden:

...and while I'm here, has The Prof or The Hitch ever asked the question in a debate "how could Jesus be of the family of David through Joseph if Jospeh wasn't his dad?" I never got that...oh no wait....I never got ANY of it!
I think it was because the Jesus mythology grew in pieces during the decades before the writing of the Gospels, and the part about descent from David (from Jewish tradition) was solidified before the virgin birth idea (from Greek tradition). As we know from plenty of other contradictions, the guys did not get their stories completely together before writing.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:53:00 UTC | #424103

root2squared's Avatar Comment 24 by root2squared

22. Comment #442671 by sibias1978 on December 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm

You are right. There should be an effort to ridicule Islam as much as Christianity. But on the other hand, it's understandable why that does not happen, considering your life would probably come under danger.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:59:00 UTC | #424105

SaintStephen's Avatar Comment 25 by SaintStephen

Damn... missed the obvious one:

Is carpenter Joe having trouble getting wood?

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:12:00 UTC | #424110

Demotruk's Avatar Comment 26 by Demotruk

I love that we're being blamed for this. We've certainly made a name for ourselves!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:15:00 UTC | #424111

squinky's Avatar Comment 27 by squinky

Caption:Years after being married, Joseph's advances are again rebuffed by Mary the virgin. Again, Joseph must rub one out.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:26:00 UTC | #424113

Chrysippus_Maximus's Avatar Comment 28 by Chrysippus_Maximus

The lord is what?!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:32:00 UTC | #424115

InYourFaceNewYorker's Avatar Comment 29 by InYourFaceNewYorker

HAHA

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:36:00 UTC | #424119

root2squared's Avatar Comment 30 by root2squared

Caption: Joseph wished he could cure headaches instantaneously like god.

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:48:00 UTC | #424123