Today being the Feast of the Immaculate Conception I have to wonder what some think about the date of the feast. Many people including some reviewers of The Nativity Story mistake the Immaculate Conception as referring to Jesus’ conception and not Mary’s. So by their confusion they must think that either we believe that Mary experienced either the shortest pregnancy (17 days) or the longest (a year and 17 days.) The first is too reminiscent of some alien implanted baby movie and the second idea would probably bring chills to any women who had a child. Fortunately the gestation period for God-men is the same as for regular men.