I note that some people reckon that it is wrong to poke fun at the virgin Mary etc. Why?
No, seriously. If this was a private person rather than a fictitious symbol, then I would admit that it is not nice. But it isn't.
It is a symbol that people use to influence others and s therefore fair game. There was no virgin Mary, or if there was, she cannot have given birth. Ok, these days you can argue that artificial insemination of an otherwise virgin could be on stride as such,mdepending on your take on the word virgin. But test tubes and IVF weren't around at the timewe are told most of the bilble was written. So if people are being upset over it, they are being upset over a fairy story. Granted, a fairy story with huge amounts of heritage and many believers of it's origin., but a nice although hardly original fairy story.
If you don't want me to crack jokes about politicians, people may take them too seriously, and worse, they may take themselves too seriously. Same with superstition.
If you want he bible to be your guide, good luck and I wish you a happy Xmas. If anybody wants the bible or any other scripture to influence me, and I'm talking to you now Cameron, then expect it to be subjected to scrutiny (fell at the first hurdle) and ridicule if I see it as a threat, which judging by history it most certainly is.
Those who watch me perform, poor buggers, will be aware of my easter offering on stage entitled Jesus on a rubber cross. I suffer for my art cos it buggers my back up performing it...
May Dave Allen's God go with you.