Oh, There You Are.
January 23, 2012
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Driving home late last night, I caught a glimpse of a billboard. As tired as I was, I didn’t get a chance to read what was on the sign, but billboards being what they are, I noticed the image on it. The image showed a standing pregnant woman, holding her package, and Michelangelo’s “hand of god” reaching out to her, complete with E.T. glowing fingertip.
Now, I live in Florida, which has a fair amount of religiousness, and I’m pretty much used to to the fetus billboards that say “Your baby’s heart is already beating!!!!!!!!” However, this billboard got me pretty riled up. It was broadcasting the message that now that you are pregnant, God is right there with you.
So where was God a few months ago when you were getting boned by some guy you met at a party? Where was God when you were grinding on that guy a few hours earlier? Who was there when you were downing shots like water that night? Who was watching over you when you were picking out the hottest, sexiest outfit for the party?
If certain people are going to imply that being pregnant is a religious experience, then they have to accept that God either approved, condoned, or encouraged the manner in which the pregnancy occurred.