“Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow.”

This billboard, which depicts Mary and Joseph lying in bed together, was created by an Auckland Anglican Church. The church said the poster was made to provoke thought about the origin of Christmas.

The Auckland Anglican Church also had this poster put up. Here the Virgin Mary looks shocked over a positive pregnancy test.

Their billboards have sparked not only thought but some controversy in the Catholic community. Arthur Skinner, a member of the Catholic church in New Zealand, slashed the poster and accused the Anglican church of being heretics.

What I find most interesting about these posters is that they are not your typical Christmas depiction. They depict the story of the bible in a literal way while using subtle humor to engage viewers.

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I am a York University student majoring in psychology. My interests include art, music, environmentalism, human rights, atheism and freethinking.

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  5. Douglas E says :

    Came here via you comment and link at WEIT. I had read about the posters but had not seen the second one.

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