With some of the outrage the "sexy" nativity post is generating, and the baby allegedly at Mary's crotch (he is actually apparently just in her lap) I wanted to explore this further. If the baby were at her crotch in this, um, how do you (outraged) people think Jesus was born, anyway? Some special method? An Immaculate Birth to go with the Immaculate Conception? Do people really think Mary did not labor and give birth as others did at that time? Or does it actually say somewhere in the bible she was exempt from the birth curse because of her status as Holy Mother? Exempt should probably just mean painless, at best...not that she did not give birth in the regular way of expelling the fetus from her uterus.
So, how did Mary give birth to Jesus? If she did so in the standard way, do you think it is "disrespectful" to show her in this capacity? If so, does that cheapen the experience for all other mothers?
Answer by Jademom07 at 1:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Since you asked (although you didn't actually ask me since I'm not outraged) Jesus was born in the usual way in the privacy of a barn surrounded by animals to keep her warm. The barn was probably not made of wood, but a cave. And the wise men didn't show up for a couple of years. The shepards found him wrapped in swaddling clothes. The didn't witness the birth. She only had Joseph and probably some angles to help her out during labor. There is no mention of a midwife.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by bebita at 1:43 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Well, here is a link to the post here in answers -- http://www.cafemom.com/answers/339967/SEXY_NATIVITY_DISPLAY_Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Her link about the picture just leads to the store website. I will look for something more about the window display itself.
Answer by roachiesmom at 1:57 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
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Answer by roachiesmom at 2:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2009