i was interested today to read a news item saying that a church in New Zealand used this billboard and offended a Christian lobby group.
Bravo! i say. for once the church makes reference to sex without issuing instructions, for once it pushes boundaries, for once it is humorous.
apparently the minister involved hoped it might provoke discussion. i'm not sure what discussion might be provoked but in my mind any new and interesting approach to faith is a good thing, it works along the lines of "any publicity is good publicity"
the Family First group in New Zealand is upset that the billboard might provoke difficult questions from children.
so, the Family First group can't answer children's questions about sex?
or maybe they can't answer rigorous enquiry (inquiry?) into the outlandish circumstances of Jesus' birth?
in either case they just look weak to me. weak and backward.
i reckon the Man himself, the radical Jesus, might have done something just like it.