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.

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  • dorcheat

    Jerry Coyne at the Why Evolution is True blog will be most pleased with these cats! Ceiling Cat looks down in approval!

  • sam

    That’s really odd. My cat thinks he’s God, and I don’t see him posing there.

  • Lori F

    Don’t be silly. It’s not the 25th. Baby jesus hasnt been born yet. Those are the wise ones. The wise men don’t arrive until after he’s born.

  • James Chadwick

    Eaten by giant cats is still more believable than the actual Bible.

    • busterggi

      The Holy Ghost and the Darkness?

      • Brooke the Replicant

        Well done, sir.

  • quawonk

    Those damn atheists, desecrating the nativity like that!

    • Art_Vandelay

      They can’t be atheists. They ate Jesus, so that just makes them Catholics.

      • LDavidH

        Haha! :-)

  • David McNerney

    I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords….

  • Achron Timeless

    Well, we seem to worship cats on the internet already…

    Alternatively: Bast, no longer able to tolerate the lack of worship from humans, sends her elite special ops team to take out the competition.

    • Spuddie

      We don’t worship cats. You only worship things which are mythical. Cats are our very real adorable furry overlords. We obey them.



  • Ibis3

    That is so cute. I just hope some yahoo doesn’t decide to get rid of them.

  • Pattrsn

    It’s great news that the cats have finally joined the war against Christmas. With our new feline allies we can bring the fight into the homes of the enemy, we shall lay waste to their tinsel and wrapping, their Christmas cards will be knocked over and their balls will be broken. Victory will soon be ours!

  • ladycygnus

    A lot of Christians don’t put the statue of Jesus out until Christmas – symbolizes waiting for Christ to come. Since the manger was a feeding bowl for animals I’m sure cats were welcome as well.

    • Pattrsn

      That’s one hell of a labour

      • ladycygnus

        ha – most do not think she was in labor the whole time. Although the technicality of “Mary & Joseph shouldn’t be there till the night before” usually isn’t followed, probably because a lot of scenes just include the three statues – and besides both parents are certainly waiting for the child to be born in the 9th month.

  • Bob Becker

    Will Obama stop at nothing in his war on Christmas?

  • kashicat

    Um. The cats aren’t “squatting.” According to the story itself, they live with/around the creche all year long, because it’s stored in the area they live in. So it’s just a normal part of their home.

    Still, it *is* cute to see them there.

  • LesterBallard

    If they were black cats Christians would be saying witches were behind it.

  • duke_of_omnium

    The kitties are opening a new front in the War on Christmas!

  • C Peterson

    The first good use for a creche I’ve seen…

  • skinnercitycyclist

    ” It would suck to get eaten by a cat at birth, rather than nailed to a cross at 33.”

    Bring on the cats.

    On a side note, is it better to be eaten by pussy, or…?

  • Holytape

    My wife had a dream where she went around replacing baby jesuses with canned ham. At first I thought she was crazy, but now I know it was just the cats mentally projecting their desires into my wife’s head.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      While it may attract the cat goyim, it should serve the Christian goal of keeping Jews away, anyhow…

  • L.Long

    Cats have always ignored people and their BS beliefs thru the ages.
    People good for only one thing…opening cat food cans! And maybe supplying warm places for them to sleep.

    • onamission5

      And letting them in. And then out. Then in. Then out. Then in again….

  • Holytape

    Bastet 1; Jesus 0

  • Zerotarian

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
    the Little Lord Jesus lay down his
    sweet head.
    The cats in the rafters looked down where he lay,
    and hungrily, patiently, crept toward their prey.

    • KMR

      Damn that’s funny. You win :)

    • God’s Starship

      If this doesn’t upticked to the top, there is something wrong with all of you.

  • paulalovescats

    All I can think of is I hope they have homes. :( Animals should be in at night.

  • Nullifidian

    That sheet of plywood doesn’t look very biblical.

  • Joseph George

    Suck for baby Jesus, maybe. Would have saved the rest of the planet a lot of misery though. . .

  • Rogue Medic

    Pussy Riot strikes again!


    • Neko



  • Rain

    Goats are the new cats these days. #goaturday

    • GubbaBumpkin


      Goat turd day?

  • Dan Weeks

    They’re retaking their rightful place as rulers of humanity.

  • Raymond

    Some Christians don’t put the baby statue in until Christmas, and some dont put the Wise Men in the display until Epiphany. Assuming it’s still up at Epiphany.

  • momtarkle
    • suzeb1964

      Ummm…pasta & meatballs…No wonder the cats ate him.