Check out this picture for a moment, and catalog your thoughts on it:
This is a picture that appears on a billboard sponsored by the St. Matthews-in-the-City Anglican Church, in Aukland, NZ. The Vicar of that church says that they put up the billboard to make people think about “the reason for the season”…
“I don’t think it is particularly controversial. I think it is focusing and wanting to encourage people to think about the real meaning of Christmas. It isn’t about Santa and tinsel, it’s about a real baby.”
What do you think? Blasphemy, as some have said? Does it make you focus your Christmas thoughts on the child?
Joy made a good point in the comments. If you can’t see the pic very well, it’s the Virgin Mary holding a pregnancy test.