Is your lickle baby Jesus worse for wear? Don’t panic. We know a man who can fix the problem

Is your lickle baby Jesus worse for wear? Don’t panic. We know a man who can fix the problem


RAFAEL Gonzales’ “Baby Jesus Clinic” is located in La Paz, Bolivia, and there damaged replicas of the alleged “son of God” are sent to acquire whatever bits and bobs that have been knocked off them over the years.

Some of the “disfiguredrines”, according to this video report, have been handed down through generations of the same family and are over 300 years old.

Gonzales explains that he has had to give some of the figures new hands and replace eyes with crystals for an extra sparkle. A lot of time goes into restoring the statues.

He has been sent creepy pieces from all over Bolivia and his work is proving so popular that he is now receiving statues from places as far away as Peru.

My one-and-only attempt at restoring a baby Jesus was a dismal failure:


Hat tip: BarrieJohn

10 responses to “Is your lickle baby Jesus worse for wear? Don’t panic. We know a man who can fix the problem”

  1. barriejohn says:

    A man in La Paz, so they say,

    Repairs Jesus figures each day;

    With sweet eyes of blue,

    And hair of light hue,

    He may have led some folk astray.

  2. John C says:

    You cannot blame the man for making a living out of fools, the church and its lackeys have been doing it for years.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    Can he repair the lives of all those children who have been abused by followers of the baby jesus?

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath.” Exodus 20:4

    A commandment from God so important that He put it in His Top Ten List. But, eh, those unchanging laws from an eternal and infallible God are merely options or traditions or customs when it suits the faithful.

  5. charlie says:

    The man has a talent for this sort of thing. He makes money at it, it is legal work and he seems to be quite good at his work. Bravo for him.
    To those who worship such statues and any of the holy books, stop and think. I know, it may hurt your head, but think any way. The whole doG thing, no matter which variety of religion you follow, is a myth. Myth does not imply truth. Myth is a story that may contain something useful, like a lesson of some sort, say on morals, ethics, etc.. Myth is not real history either. Myths can show us what people at a certain time and place believed to be how the world worked. xtianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other flavor of religion are based on myth, therefore, in my opinion, they are not real history, truth, or even describe actual human beings. They are just stories, not unlike the Aesop’s fables.
    That this man is able to make some money from his repair work is great in my view. As long as they are willing to pay his fees for the work he does, more power to him.

  6. Andy says:

    Why is baby cheeses wearing eyeliner?

  7. marcus says:

    No, no NO Barry, your attempt to restore the Baby Jesus wasn’t a failure! Your effort portrays Christianity is it really is: ugly, evil and very scary.

  8. Robster says:

    Market identified, vocation created to meet the need, bit of a surprise though, surely god/jesus/allah/holy spook or virgin mary could contribute a little something, but no, silent and invisible!

  9. Broga says:

    I’m surprised the Vatican hasn’t got on to this one. It could be a nice little earner. “Made (or mended) at the holiest place on earth, blessed by the Pope (or a cardinal).” They would sell like crazy. This racket could outperform that other great scam Lourdes.