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The best thing is that it is a church putting these up...

Postby Jim » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:49 pm

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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby stitch626 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:57 pm

The first one shouldn't be cause for offense, as it is nonsensical (God created humans, and the universe, in the first place, sex wouldn't be needed for Jesus to be implanted).

And the second one is just funny. Though the face seems a little too subdued. I'd expect a much bigger OMG face at finding out you are pregnant and a virgin at the same time.


I can't figure out where the insult is coming from...
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Captain Seafort » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:13 pm

stitch626 wrote:The first one shouldn't be cause for offense, as it is nonsensical (God created humans, and the universe, in the first place, sex wouldn't be needed for Jesus to be implanted).


By that logic Mary wouldn't have been needed at all, given that Adam and Eve apparently came into existence in adult form. The fact that Christ appeared to follow a normal human life cycle (the Ascended Ancient thing notwithstanding) suggests that God simply snapping his fingers wasn't sufficient and that producing a human form in the normal way was required. This includes shagging.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby stitch626 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:20 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
stitch626 wrote:The first one shouldn't be cause for offense, as it is nonsensical (God created humans, and the universe, in the first place, sex wouldn't be needed for Jesus to be implanted).


By that logic Mary wouldn't have been needed at all, given that Adam and Eve apparently came into existence in adult form. The fact that Christ appeared to follow a normal human life cycle (the Ascended Ancient thing notwithstanding) suggests that God simply snapping his fingers wasn't sufficient and that producing a human form in the normal way was required. This includes shagging.

Fair point, though Adam and Eve being made as adults indicates nothing other than God wanting them to be fully developed, able of making their own decisions.

Also, Jesus developing from a child (as in starting from a handful of cells) allowed for him to be considered a redeemer for Adam's sin.



And the second one is still hilarious.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:47 am

I laughed more at the first one, but they're both pretty funny. :)
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Tyyr » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:56 pm

And the second one is just funny. Though the face seems a little too subdued. I'd expect a much bigger OMG face at finding out you are pregnant and a virgin at the same time.

She'd been told ahead of time so the face works. It's less, "OMG WTF?" and more, "Oh crap they weren't kidding."

suggests that God simply snapping his fingers wasn't sufficient and that producing a human form in the normal way was required. This includes shagging.

If he's god I'd think he could manage for fertilize the egg without having to get it on. That would also sort of screw up the whole, "virgin birth" thing.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby stitch626 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:40 pm

Tyyr wrote:
And the second one is just funny. Though the face seems a little too subdued. I'd expect a much bigger OMG face at finding out you are pregnant and a virgin at the same time.

She'd been told ahead of time so the face works. It's less, "OMG WTF?" and more, "Oh crap they weren't kidding."

Oh good point.


Yep, even funnier now that I see it that way. :lol:
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby shran » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:08 pm

He didn't appear in adult form, he was begotten. It was a major point back in 325, in Nicaea.
I have to admit both pictures are quite nice to look at, they are indeed funny. I'd like to see the choir of said church singing the Magnificat at the entrance of an abortion clinic some time soon. It follows the same humor.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:38 pm

Tyyr wrote:If he's god I'd think he could manage for fertilize the egg without having to get it on. That would also sort of screw up the whole, "virgin birth" thing.


Given that the term "virgin birth" is an oxymoron in and of itself, regardless of the method of conception, I don't see the point of going to the extra trouble. The plan was obviously for Christ to have as natural life cycle as possible.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Jim » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:35 pm

Tyyr wrote:She'd been told ahead of time so the face works. It's less, "OMG WTF?" and more, "Oh crap they weren't kidding."


Yes, an "OMG" tag at the bottom would have been perfect!
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:04 am

I'm still a bit fuzzy on the whole miraculous-conception thing, but I do know that a friend's priest once gave a sermon including the point that Joseph was close to divorcing Mary because she was obviously pregnant, and he was pretty sure he didn't remember the conception...
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby Jim » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:53 pm

Mikey wrote:I'm still a bit fuzzy on the whole miraculous-conception thing, but I do know that a friend's priest once gave a sermon including the point that Joseph was close to divorcing Mary because she was obviously pregnant, and he was pretty sure he didn't remember the conception...


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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby IanKennedy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:47 pm

Mikey wrote:I'm still a bit fuzzy on the whole miraculous-conception thing, but I do know that a friend's priest once gave a sermon including the point that Joseph was close to divorcing Mary because she was obviously pregnant, and he was pretty sure he didn't remember the conception...

Just a mo. How could they be married and she a virgin. I didn't think that was allowed back then. I thought they had to do it to consecrate the marriage? I've not thought about that before.
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Postby Mikey » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:51 pm

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Mikey wrote:I'm still a bit fuzzy on the whole miraculous-conception thing, but I do know that a friend's priest once gave a sermon including the point that Joseph was close to divorcing Mary because she was obviously pregnant, and he was pretty sure he didn't remember the conception...

Just a mo. How could they be married and she a virgin. I didn't think that was allowed back then. I thought they had to do it to consecrate the marriage? I've not thought about that before.


I'm just relating what a Catholic priest said. I was busy writing down the hymn numbers that were posted by the aisle so my father-in-law could play them in the lottery.
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Re: The best thing is that it is a church putting these up..

Postby IanKennedy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:05 pm

Mikey wrote:
IanKennedy wrote:Just a mo. How could they be married and she a virgin. I didn't think that was allowed back then. I thought they had to do it to consecrate the marriage? I've not thought about that before.


I'm just relating what a Catholic priest said. I was busy writing down the hymn numbers that were posted by the aisle so my father-in-law could play them in the lottery.

It was more a rhetorical question, all be it spoken out loud. I don't expect religion to make sense, even within it's own rules.
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