This is where knowing Catholic theology *really* pays off!

Here is an article about the alleged fluke of a supposedly “immaculately conceived” anteater.

HAH! THE JOKE’S ON THEM! ALL ANTEATERS ARE IMMACULATELY CONCEIVED BECAUSE NO ANTEATER SUFFERS FROM ORIGINAL SIN!  LOSERS!  IN YOUR FACE, ANTEATER REPRODUCTION SCIENCE WRITER  BABE!  BOOM!  OH YEAH!  I’M BAD!

Straightens tie.  Smooths down hair. Deep cleansing breaths. 

So here’s the thing.  The Immaculate Conception refers to the birth of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, who was conceived through ordinary sexual intercourse between her father and mother.  She was preserved from all sin, both original and actual, but she had a human father and mother.

What the writer above is actually alluding to is the Virgin Birth which, as the name suggests, means that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and not through ordinary sexual intercourse.

Anteaters, while sinless and occasionally born from parthenogenesis (i.e., without a father), are not conceived by the Holy Spirit.  They are, however, made by the Holy Spirit along with all rest of the universe.

I feel… good.  Boo, as they say, yah!

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

I suck
Bad Lip Reading Kills Me
I am going to become Canadian and follow this man into hell itself if need be
New Homestarrunner Cartoon

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X