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Virgin Births

by | 18th, June 2004

‘WHEN Mary tried to explain to her neighbours in Nazareth just how she had managed to get pregnant while still technically a virgin, she got a few disbelieving looks.

‘What, she couldn’t find a nice Jewish boy?’ asks Mary’s mother

But what was something of a rarity in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago is a common occurrence in Britain of 2004, with the Mail reporting that one in five children have no fathers.

That’s a lot of immaculate conception – even the Holy Ghost must want a night off occasionally.

However, it seems that not all of these fatherless children were the result of virgin births – in some cases the father has abandoned the mother; in other cases, the mother doesn’t know which one of the local football team is responsible.

But it goes without saying that the Mail is shocked and appalled at the statistics, which are all

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