Cats Illegally Occupy Brooklyn Nativity Scene, Appear to Have Kidnapped the Little Baby Jesus

Awww. Crèche-crashing cats. Finally this blog can begin cashing in on cat pictures, just like the rest of the Internet.

These furry fellows are squatting in a nativity scene in Brooklyn, New York.

Where’s the Little Baby Jesus, though? I hope he’s OK. It would suck to get eaten by a cat at birth, rather than nailed to a cross at 33.

About Terry Firma

Terry Firma, though born and Journalism-school-educated in Europe, has lived in the U.S. for the past 20-odd years. Stateside, his feature articles have been published in the New York Times, Reason, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Wired. Terry is the founder of Moral Compass, a now dormant site that poked fun at the delusional claim by people of faith that a belief in God equips them with superior moral standards. He joined Friendly Atheist in 2013.

  • Spuddie

    This is why monkeys could never be popular pets. Imagine all the rambunctious agility of a cat, but can open doors and steal your car keys.

  • Spuddie

    And people wonder how rodent based disease could wipe out 1/3rd of Europe’s population.

  • squinney


  • Rogue Medic

    Jews like Joseph and Mary and Jesus?


  • Rogue Medic

    The FSM – Flying Spaghetti Manger.



  • Robster

    Three wise pussies followed the star of Purina to the manger and said “no” to the crackers and wine but a hearty “yes” to fresh as a baby, Jesus in a sole flavoured jelly with added protein. “This’ll sort out some nonsense” thought the cats.

  • RossPDX

    Sorry, there’s no room at the inn, but you can stay at the cat house.

  • wmdkitty

    Heh heh heh…. dooomed!


    “Cats were treated as gods in ancient Egypt, cats have never forgotten this fact”–Mark Twain

  • lilyannerose

    Cats finally declare themselves to be in the thrall of Satan. (I knew it, I just knew it!)

  • lorimakesquilts

    Well duh, baby jesus isn’t born until Christmas! The cats are just keeping his spot warm.

  • Little_Magpie

    technically a flea based disease – but yeah, of fleas that parasitize rats.

  • Little_Magpie

    Okay, nobody else has (directly) said it so I will: maybe the cats *are* Jesus? We’ve been wrong all along, he wasn’t human.

    (to be fair busterggi did sort of hint at this with the link about Mary Toft)