Thursday, June 22, 2006

Immaculate Conception an Act of God?

The BBC has a story about 3 sisters who were members of Christian group in Scotland and were so worried about the second coming of Christ they took out insurance. Specifically they were worried that one of them would be the mother and they would have to raise the Christ child. I guess it could be an expensive matter raising the messiah, at least until he can provide for himself and the family with loaves, fishes and wine.

To be safe the 3 ladies took out insurance to cover their possible expenses. If either of them could prove they were the mother of Christ then they would receive £1 Million pounds from the insurance company. Their premiums were £100 a year and the insurance company donated it to charity.

After 6 years the insurance company figured they had gotten enough complaints and withdrew the cover. I don't suppose the 3 would really need the million pounds, after all last time Jesus was born Mary and Joseph got gold, frankincense, and myrrh, so I imagine he was well provided for. Anyway, I thought insurance companies didn't cover acts of God. :-)

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