March 7th, 2012
11:42 AM ET

Jesus on a tortilla?

(CNN)– A New Mexico man's dinner was downright divine after he discovered an image of Jesus on his tortilla.  CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

We are adding the tortilla guy to our running list of people have claimed to see the image of Jesus Christ in all sorts of unconventional places, from telephone poles, to store receipts to a cheesy snack.

Last year a plucky entrepreneur even came up with a do-it-yourself version of divine food visions with the Jesus toaster.

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  1. Votin' gun-totin' Jesus-tortilla-worshippin' American

    900 years from now, someone is going to steal that Jesus tortilla relic from a church.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • Ykcyc

      The way we are going, I have serious doubts about humans making it for another 900 years. We'll have conflicts over and deplete all natural resourses long before that. It is our Greed, Unconsciousness. Ignorance. Ideologies. Insanity. In the end, we (“God’s chosen”) are not much different from yeast, just before the fermentation process had reached 12% alcohol level.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • The Four Fluffy Kittens of the Apocalypse

      I too think of "God's chosen" people as being not much different than yeast. Certainly the intelligence level is the same.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      We would stand a better chance of surviving a few more hundred years if the believers learned to get along better together and to leave atheists alone. Of course, it would be better if there were no religions but I prayed for that and it didn't work.

      March 10, 2012 at 12:46 am |
  2. Bo

    Jesus, St. Mary,or any other religious icons “discovered” on bread, in a cloud on a rock or the laminin cross or whatever or wherever is so goofy. I think theses “discoveries" borders on spiritism or cultism. We don’t even know what Jesus or Mary looked like, and certainly did not have European characteristics such as are depicted most often. And what is with the halo thing in pictures? Who dreamed that nonsense?
    Just eat the tortilla and forget it, it isn’t Jesus, it is just a figment of imagination.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • Bo Finally Figures It Out!

      Jesus is indeed a figment of the imagination.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • Bo

      NO! Jesus is real, but these imagined images are just imaginations. I Jesus had whated us to know what He looked like He would have provided a way.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • Bo

      NO! Jesus is real, but these imagined images are just imaginations. If Jesus had whated us to know what He looked like He would have provided a way.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • The Four Fluffy Kittens of the Apocalypse

      Prove that those images are not the work of Jesus. You cannot do it, so they must be real. Hey, that is the bogus logic that you and other like you have tried to force on atheists, so now it's time for you to live by your own words. Prove your belief that the images are not the work of Jesus.

      Every answer you can give applies with the same relevance to your own belief in God. Absurd? Just misinterpreted coincidence? Just the silly belief of ignorant people?

      You are atheistic towards these miracles that Jesus shared. The Bible says Jesus did miracles, and that those who do not believe and who mock will be tortured eternally, but the true believers shall enjoy heaven.

      Heck, John Paul II became a saint based on a miracle no better that the Jesus Cheeto.

      You are seeing the absurdity of your beliefs in a mirror. I bet you deny this moment of clarity and close your eyes.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Lewis Keseberg

      "Just eat the tortilla and forget it, it isn’t Jesus"

      Well, all you need is a catholic priest and you should be able to turn that tortilla into some jesus-meat.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • David Johnson


      Humans are really good at finding patterns in what they are looking at. This trait may have been most useful if you were trying to pick out a camouflaged tiger in a thicket. Since people who "saw" a tiger, that was actually in the thicket, survived and people who did not "see" the tiger did not, the ability to pick out patterns from a background increased. We are so good at it now, that we often pick out patterns of even things that aren't threatening. Formations representing horses in clouds and Jesus images on tortillas and grilled cheese sandwiches.

      Believers of every religion report these images. But, a follower of Krishna never sees and image of Jesus. Christians never see Allah.

      All the god are pure fancy. Jesus was an urban legend.


      March 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Snow

      I would like to hear the response from Bo about what @Four Fluffy Kittens of the Apocalypse said.. or any other believer for that matter!

      You would like to believe that Jeebus raised dead from his tomb and resurrected himself after rotting for 3 days.. but do not believe he decided to show himself on a toast.. oops, tortilla today??.. WHY??

      March 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Bo

      @Snow: If no one has never seen a portrait of the physical Jesus how would one know if it looked like Jesus?
      If there were a purpose for Jesus to reveal Himself on a piece of toast, or some other inanimate thing, there is a very, very, very slight chance that I might believe it, but there had better be a very, very, very good reason, and it wouldn’t be to venerate that object. Again, how would a person know it was Jesus?
      Someone started a little game on this board a couple days ago of asking other posters to describe what another poster might look like, it’s fun little game, but most of the time we really have no idea what a person looks like without actually seeing that person.

      March 7, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  3. TruthPrevails

    You can buy toasters that do this...http://www.burntimpressions.com/index.php/demo-content/23-the-jesus-toaster

    March 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  4. Votin' gun-totin' Jesus-tortilla-worshippin' American

    Tortilla God is Che Guevara, not Jesus. Everyone knows that.

    Jesus and Mary pancake is obviously Zool, the minion of Gozer the Gozerian.

    The grilled cheese sandwich? Lady Gaga, though Gaga committed a faux pas by not appearing in a more exotic food. That's a no-no, Ga-ga!

    The Walmart receipt? Rasputin, who was quite obsessed with giving tacky yokels value for their money.

    That's definitely Jesus in the dog butt. Just no doubt about that.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • William Demuth


      March 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  5. GodsPeople

    people are desperate in the current economic struggle for any kind of a miracle, we thinking beings (which excludes atheists, of course) are always looking for a sign that God is still watching over us. We have to remember that it is said that this is a wicked generation that searches for signs, and that no sign shall be forthcoming. We must be patient, and trust in God's plan for us.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • sam

      ...and, you know. Pass the time chilling on CNN forums.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      @Sam: Because there's something wrong with talking to other people?

      March 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • jimtanker


      What a ridiculous post. If you would actually think for once you might see how delusional and unfounded your position really is.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • hmm

      So, instead of working hard and making something out of your life, a better plan according to you, is to sit in a darkened corner and "think about god" and "trust in his plan".. Wow!!! No wonder people think you are an idiot..

      March 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Speak for your self Jeebus freak

      Times have never been better.

      All those Catholic chicks are now on food stamps, so you can have them for nothing more than a cheeseburger

      March 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      Troll troll, troll-e-o. How I love to troll. Look, so many people enjoy feeding me. Yummy!

      March 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Ykcyc

      "people are desperate in the current economic struggle" "always looking for a sign that God is still watching over us" "We must be patient, and trust in God's plan for us."
      Why would anyone claiming to have faith in God, be desperate, need a sign (proof), or need reassurance to be able trust in "Gods plan"?
      It sounds that you don't believe what you preach. If people are truly desperate, they don't truly believe, do they? There is a plan for us all. Here is your sign...

      March 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • sam

      @Godspeople – don't be so defensive, homeboy. But, if you wanted to actually talk to people...hanging out on an anon board is...never mind, whatever.

      March 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      To clarify, I believe this image to be from God. I am humbled that he took time from the world to make this just for us. What a blessing it is. I don't need to accept man's reality, when I have Jesus and the bible.

      March 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  6. The Central Scrutinizer

    I know a little place in Ireland that has a broken heart and could use a pick me up.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • William Demuth

      I know a school for the deaf in Ireland that has 200 busted bung holes courtesy of the clergy.

      I hope they burn that icon to dust

      March 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
    • Al

      "What's that on the wall in that iron cage?"

      "That's Jesus."

      "Oh."........."looks like a chip."

      March 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  7. Primewonk

    Why does Nacho Jesus look like a Middle Eastern terrorist?

    This guy better be careful with Taco Jesus. If he hears a whining wooshing sound It's probable a drone coming in to fire a hellfire missle and take out Salsa Jesus. If I was him, I'd hide the little wooden coffin he made to hold Menudo Jesus inside one of those big Saguaro cactuses.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  8. Ykcyc

    Just goes to show you that people will see and believe what they want to see and believe, while excluding everything else that does not fit their idea, opinion, concept, etc. However, whichever we choose to turn, our a$$ is right there, behind us.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  9. Portland tony


    March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • sam

      At least they can find their capslock.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  10. Nonimus

    Has it come to this? Stories about Jesus in food, really? Almost enough to make me believe that the end of the world is nigh...

    March 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  11. Bootyfunk

    looks like Charles Manson to me. maybe Jesus and Manson are the same person...?

    March 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  12. William Demuth

    Tortillas for Jesus?

    I guess Mexicans are the most vulnerable group!

    The cult needs new recruits!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  13. Hypatia

    These 'sightings' are just sad and rather pitiable.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  14. Mike from CT

    Where did he get a description of what Jesus looked like?

    March 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  15. David Johnson

    I have one to add! I once made turd with the face of Jesus. When I flushed, I could have sworn I heard the turd say, "Forgive him Father..." Anyways, sh!t happens.


    March 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
    • Ykcyc

      This version of "crunchy Jesus" was almost turned in to one. But wait (I am getting goosebumps), what do youthink stopped it from being digested? Ha? Anyone got an answer? Was that divine intervention? Was that a miracle?

      March 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  16. Four Jumps to Insanity

    Alright, who stole the tortilla from the Cathedral in Mexico City ? Put it back, right now ! It goes in it's cage. And I mean RIGHT NOW. The bishop is HUNGRY.

    BTW, you can now buy a toaster that pops out your toast with an image, of the Lord. So if your eBay business is floundering, you can set up a pilgrimage destination, and you'll be all set. (I suppose you can deduct the cost of the bread, and the toaster as a business expense).

    March 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
    • Flinders the butler

      The imgage is a little dog with floppy ears. Someone needs new glasses.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  17. hippypoet

    i'm sure the so called holy book said something about worshipping idols....i'm just sure of it!

    like i said, people are stupid, its as simple as that!

    March 7, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  18. Observer

    Cute, but I think it looks more like Che Guevara. Anyway, there are no authentic images of Jesus, so who would know?

    March 7, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  19. hippypoet

    people are stupid! simple as that!

    March 7, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  20. J.W

    Bam!! You atheists wanted proof of Jesus? Well her it is.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • J.W


      March 7, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • BRC

      Mark my words, some fringe group is going to declare tortillas important relics, Taco bell is going to go under, and I am going to be very very crancky.

      March 7, 2012 at 11:51 am |
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