Today as I dropped Hot Husband off at work (we are a one car family so we do the carpooling thing) I noticed a very disturbing bumper sticker on the car in front of me. The bumper sticker read: If Mary were pro-choice, there would be no Christmas. I could not believe some small-minded, uninformed, and most likely ridiculously religious person printed those words on a bumper sticker. I have four problems with this bumper sticker and I've put them into a nice list for all of you.
1. For the sake of argument, let's say Mary was pro-choice. THAT DOESN"T AUTOMATICALLY MEAN SHE WOULD HAVE AN ABORTION! There are millions of people who are pro-choice who have not had abortions and would never have an abortion. They just want the right in case it was needed.
2. The bumper sticker could very well be based on a myth. No one has any idea if Mary and Jesus ever existed. I know, I know, religion is based on faith that they both did, but let's not play games, there is always a chance that they did not exist.
3. Mary was immaculately impregnanted by God. If God really is all great and powerful like so many people believe, don't you think he would know if Mary would have had an abortion if it was legal? And if he knew that she would have, don't you think he would have picked someone else to impregnate?
4. It's offensive. Why can't bumper stickers just be funny?
So that's my list. I'm getting angry just typing this so I think I'm going to pour a glass of wine and try to relax and think about all the smart people I know.