Nelson Mandela in Heaven

nelson mandela in heaven cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

“Nelson Mandela in Heaven” (by nakedpastor David Hayward)

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Nelson Mandela died yesterday. A great man. He will be missed. But he left a great legacy of wisdom, compassion and justice.

Thanks Mr. Mandela!


About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Sabio Lantz

    Nelson Mandela will certainly be missed.

    But he lives on in so many lives. Living on in the lives of others is so valuable. Many have passed who I am grateful for leaving something of themselves behind in me.

    But I certainly don’t want to imagine Mandela or anyone else standing in front of a big daddy in the sky — no matter how apparently inclusive the “God” is. I imagine those who are dead as much larger than that! Much more real.

  • Gary

    And yet there are others Sabio…who appreciate the sentiment and accept the caricature for exactly what it represents. The God I believe in does not fit that image either. But I certainly appreciate the message.

  • Sabio Lantz


  • klhayes

    That is really beautiful.