The Aesthetic Beauty of the Nativity

Not only is it a true story, it’s beautiful. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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Plenty of apologetic arguments exist for defending the unborn against abortion, but one that is rarely talked about is the aesthetic argument. And now is a good time to remember it.

A few years ago, Yale University student Bryce Taylor, writing in the Yale Daily News, contrasted the story of the Virgin Mary with the narrative many abortion advocates use to defend abortion. Bryce asks, “Which is more beautiful, more noble, more admirable: the vociferous American woman demanding the right to preserve her body from the intrusion of a baby, or the young Jewish girl in the Christmas story who sacrifices her plans and her reputation in a gesture of openness to the gift of new life? What is more worthwhile: the life that seeks convenience, or the life that accepts the call to sacrifice? Sincere contemplation of the nativity scene yields an unambiguous answer.”

Indeed it does. Come to, and I’ll link you to Bryce’s fantastic piece.


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Bryce Taylor | Yale Daily News | December, 2008