i can haz jebus?

[Joseph visited by the Angel…story in translation below].

My new favorite site: The Lolcat Translation of the Bible.

Matthew 1:18 and following:

18 Now, teh burth of teh Christ was liek dis: After Marry and Joseph waz all “We’s gonna get marrieded, kthnx”, but before dey could had hankiez pankiez Mary was all preggarz from Teh Ceiling Cat.19 Joseph was liek “I has virjn – NOOOO dey be stealin my virjn! Must hied hur”.20 But when he was tihnkin, zomg, a BirdCat frm Ceiling Cat was liek, “Oh hai! Iz in ur dreemz, givin u messij. Don be scairdy cat. Taek Mary as ur wife – is virjn. But teh Forse is strong in tihs wun, lol! HovrCat is on hur, givn hur feetus, srsly.” So Joseph was liek ” Oh yey. Iz gonna luv him and squeez him and call him George.”21 But BirdCat was liek “No, you gonna call him bahbeh Jebus, cso George bad name, srsly. cuz he save kittehs frum bein bad kittehs. Kthxbai.”22 So all dis was all did cuz Ceiling Cat had sed it wud be. Him proffit was all liek:23 “Hay guise, luk! teh virjn is all preggers, and dey gonna call him A-manual”, dat be joospeek for “Ceiling Cat wit us”24 Then Joseph walked up, dun wat teh BirdCat frm Ceiling Cat tolded him too, and was all liek “U wit me now lol” at Mary.25 And dey didnt has Hankiez Pankiez til affer dey gets a son and calleded him Jebus Christ. Kthnx.

I wonder what the Pope would think of this version of the Bible–update: we have our answer.

[popecat Courtesy Flicker-er anomalous4 via Creative Commons]

Update I: It’s worth recalling the important hermeneutic principle that every translation is already the first interpretation. [I especially like the Star Wars reference in the Matthean Infancy Narrative….kinda Back to the Future].

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  1. lol, very.

  2. kthnx. zavgx.

  3. is nothing sacred anymore? must everything that is serious be made nothing more than a joke

  4. z’rom,

    I see more in the light of “flattery is the highest form of flattery.” I think there are times to be deadly serious about religion and our faith, but if we can’t joke about them either then we are in trouble imo. People who are serious about religion without having sense of humor is a big problem in my mind.



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