If there’s one thing Christians tell us, it’s that Jesus is inside each and every one of us. Who knew that this was literally true? Don’t believe me? Take a look at this MRI:


Apparently they’ve been wrong all these years when they said that Jesus lives in every man’s heart. He actually lives in the lung. I guess that’s all the more reason for smokers to quit smoking. You wouldn’t want to smoke out Jesus, would you?

At least this sort of pareidolia makes it difficult for believers to show up to worship, although if this patient’s identity is ever revealed it wouldn’t surprise me if he became known as some sort of miracle holy man.


  1. #1 Ballookey
    April 26, 2010

    OK, no, no, no. That looks like evil-Spock, not Jesus. Just because something looks like a *person* doesn’t mean they get to say it’s Jesus.

  2. #2 Drew
    April 26, 2010

    That’s not Jesus. It’s Old Rasputin:http://bit.ly/6sQ6Bv

    If this patient was willing to give up their identity, they could make a ton of money by selling them or the tumor on ebay. All joking aside, I wish the best for this patient and family.

  3. #3 Terrie
    April 26, 2010

    I’d swear that’s my college comp. sci. prof.

  4. #4 Scott
    April 26, 2010

    Looks like a demonic ant to me.

  5. #5 BKsea
    April 26, 2010

    I think you have your anatomy wrong. Jesus’ hair definitely lives in your aorta. It looks like his beard lives in the left ventricle and his eyes are maybe pulomanry arteries?

  6. #6 tl
    April 26, 2010

    That’s not Jesus, it’s Frank Zappa!

  7. #7 LovleAnjel
    April 26, 2010

    It’s the Dude!

  8. #8 blf
    April 26, 2010

    Erik, the Phantom of the Opera.

  9. #9 Rogue Medic
    April 26, 2010

    Jesus is wearing dark glasses, which suggests that Jesus is blind and wants us to also become blind in imitation of His example.

    Likewise, Jesus is covering His ears, so that He cannot hear. Or He is listening to something with headphones. It is difficult to tell which literal interpretation is appropriate for a picture.

    If anyone can identify the brand of headphones (if they are headphones) or glasses (if they are glasses) Jesus is wearing, I would expect that the manufacturer would be willing to pay big bucks for this incredible testimonial. Jesus wears X brand glasses/headphones.

  10. #10 NewEnglandBob
    April 26, 2010

    It is Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead.

  11. #11 Ge
    April 26, 2010

    So, my vision might be bad, but I really can’t see any shape in this picture. Any clues were I should look?

  12. #12 David
    April 26, 2010

    You sure..? Looks more like Charles Manson to me…

  13. #13 ABradford
    April 26, 2010

    lung Jesus appears to be wearing ear protection and a wool cap with a little bob on it, ergo, lung Jesus is a lumberjack.

  14. #14 Harry Eagar
    April 26, 2010

    More likely they would part him out like the other saints.

  15. #15 Anon
    April 26, 2010

    Wasn’t there a connection between “spirit”, “psyche” and “breath”, in the etymology of the terms? Seems the Greeks got it right (and that is… Zeus?), only to be messed up by a couple thousand years of Christianity!

  16. #16 Nasikabatrachus
    April 26, 2010

    Funny, I thought it kind of looks like Ted Kaczynski.

  17. #17 Michelle
    April 26, 2010

    Where did you hear that Christians say that Jesus is inside each and every one of us?

  18. #18 momkat
    April 26, 2010

    Why, just last week, I had a Christian co-worker tell me she had Jesus in her heart. I didn’t realize she could have meant it literally.

  19. #19 A. Nony
    April 26, 2010

    It’s Jim Henson!!!!!

  20. #20 Interrobang
    April 26, 2010

    If that’s Jesus, he’s wearing a toque. I wonder if he’s a Leafs fan…

  21. #21 C0nc0rdance
    April 26, 2010

    Pathologist’s report:
    Slight keyhole stenosis of the L4-L5, just to the ventral of Jesus, with accompanying Messianic Spondylolisthesis. Marginal osteophyte formation near the Jesus-facet interface. Likely self-healing.

    Oooh… this is someone’s real MRI. Now I feel bad…

  22. #22 DLC
    April 26, 2010

    If it were only a dinosaur, the obligatory pun . . . Thoracic Park.

  23. #23 tim gueguen
    April 27, 2010

    To me it looks like one of the captains on The Deadliest Catch.

  24. #24 gaiainc
    April 27, 2010

    The Placebo Journal has a regular feature of interesting images. This one seems right up its alley. That said not really seeing Jesus. Maybe The Scream?

  25. #25 Ben
    April 27, 2010

    It’s the mirror image of that famous Che Guevara photograph!

  26. #26 Stacy L Mason
    April 27, 2010

    Looks like former professional wrestler Mick Foley AKA ‘Mankind’ to me.

  27. #27 Andreas Johansson
    April 27, 2010

    Perhaps because I recently read a book on the Crimean War, my first impression was of a rather dejected-looking Russian.

    This probably proves that Rasputin was the reincarnation of Jesus.

  28. #28 LovleAnjel
    April 27, 2010


    Orac is mistaken. It is Elvis that is everywhere, is everything, is in everybody, is still the King.

  29. #29 JMcKenna
    April 27, 2010

    Clearly it’s a screaming monkey.

  30. #30 NickyD
    April 27, 2010

    It looks more like that painting “The Scream” to me…

  31. #31 Donahue
    April 27, 2010

    Christians DON’T claim that “Jesus is inside each and every one of us”. Not every Christian uses that terminology and to those that do, He is only in the hearts of believers.

  32. #32 Michelle
    April 27, 2010

    Thank you so much for clarifying that Donahue. That was going to be my point after I asked the question.

  33. #33 Cthulhu's minion
    April 27, 2010

    “You wouldn’t want to smoke out Jesus, would you?”

    OMG the bong hits for jesus guy was right all along!!!!!

  34. #34 Johnny
    April 27, 2010

    lung Jesus is a lumberjack

    … and that’s OK

    (I can’t believe I’m the first.)

  35. #35 Ray
    April 27, 2010

    I agree with David@12, definitely Charles Manson. With sunglasses, a toque, and headphones!


  36. #36 pttugas
    May 4, 2010

    The key is telling your body there won’t be any more famines. There are two primary ways of doing this:

    1. Eat real food. When you’re eating quality food and it’s assimilated efficiently, the body begins to receive what it needs to function at its best. This is one very important step in turning off the famine response. The presence of nutrient-dense food in the diet signals to the body that there is plenty of food available and there’s no need to pile on fat stores. Digestion is also an important part of this equation because you want to make sure the real food you eat is assimilated properly. Including raw and cultured foods in your diet on a regular basis can improve your digestive health and ensure you’re getting the most out of your food.

    2. Reduce stress. Another folly of modern society is the intense level of stress most of us are exposed to, often since very early childhood. Stress induces the famine response as much as dieting. After all, the body doesn’t distinguish between types of stresses; the same biochemical reactions occur whether you’re stressed by your work, a difficult marriage, lack of real food, poor sleep habits or any number of stressors. So it’s very important to address this and take the appropriate steps to reducing and managing the stress in your life. Read more about the stress connection to weight loss here and here and here.

    Without addressing these two components, a healthy body composition is virtually impossible to achieve. Plus, healthy food choices reduce stress, and reducing stress makes it easier to choose healthier food. So making one small change at a time really can add up, and the right choices will come more naturally over time. Granted, this involves patience and won’t produce results like “Lose 10 pounds in one week!” But it will set you on the path to lasting health.

  37. #37 ambulocetacean
    May 8, 2010

    Looks more like Osama bin Laden to me.

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