I made this about a week ago or so. It's based off of an expirience my dad had in France many times! In fact one humorous story is one Elder was so tired that while he was saying the prayer he dozed off and began to order a hamburger and fries. So yeah another Mormon thingie. I do this because I rarely see funny cartoons about us, the others are usually stupid.
Haven't done a Mormon joke for a bit. So here yah go!
Okay, my mom didn't get it so just in case no one else does either here is a 'duh' translation: He's making a snow angel but since he's a missionary he's calling it a 'missionary angel' but it just so happens nearby is an actual angel guarding the missionaries who thinks they are talking about him.
LOL I mean "against the world" in that these missionaries and us LDS peeps (aka "Mormons") are against worldly things like pornography, pre-maritial sex, stealing, caffeine etc. We have a little phrase that goes: "You should be in the world but not of the world"
Yup ^_^ I'M MORMON AND PROUD OF IT!! So no need to send silly little hate-notes (with colorful language) because it won't make a dent! ^_^ All questions are welcome! ^_^ (lol see edit down below for better clarification)
Man, I HATE my stupit eraser for killing this piccy >_< My eraser's been doing that lately because it's all black from doin' that uber big self portrait thingy with LOTS of charcoal (my poor eraser's still recovering )
/Edit: Maybe I should've phrased the guy's speech bubble differently. One can easily misread it to mean something else.
/Edit again: Should've been "Elder" Warner, not "Brother"!
/Edit YET again (March 19th 2011): Its been a few years since this has been posted and as cute as the little missionaries are and how peppy the mormon-ness is, I feel the text may misrepresent the Gospel. There's a common misconception that mormons think they're better than everyone else (I was worried people would misread "we've got souls to save"). Or if you're mormon and you're looking down on other LDS members who don't follow the standards "as well" as you do. For those who DO think they're better than everyone else... you need to swallow your pride, get your nose out of that Book of Mormon, and start serving others. Some Christian you are if you can't even follow God's commandment to love one another :/
The POINT of the Church is for people to be happy. God's plan is also called the Plan of Happiness. And missionaries are there to spread the good news and introduce a brand of "happy" that a lot of the world doesn't comprehend. We're weird, yeah. But some of the ways we're weird have saved me from a lot of regret and sorrow and replaced it with happiness and peace of mind. I'm eternally thankful for that.
Also, in better clarification of the statement: it's us (all people, not just mormons) against Satan (aka unhappiness, "the World"). We're NOT enemies of other people. That would be contradictory to Christ's commandment to love and serve others. The more you serve others, the more you'll love them, and the happier everyone will be.
Also, my original artist comment is embarrassing (all those smilies) lol. Honestly, I'd never gotten any REAL hate-mail before. I've seen some anti-mormon content on dA a few times (which hurts a lot, yes), but thankfully most people have been courteous enough not to flame me personally. So, thank you!
Anyways, this edit is a bit wordy, but for those who see this in the future, I think this better represents my CURRENT thoughts than the dumb artist's comment I had before. Except for the part that says I'm proud to be Mormon I love God and I love the Church!
Ya, so it's a little late. But really, it doesnt have to be Christmas to see thest things. I think most people will need me to explain. Most of these are Mormon jokes, so I LOVE them
Umm... sorry about my crap-for-crap drawings. I was rushed to finish them soon.
12 NEW WALMARTS:
Ya, there have been a lot of new Wal Marts lately. (I'm so mean to that squirrel...)
11 SISTERS QUILTING:
In the Mormon church, all the women are called sisters. It's stereotipical that Mormons make quilts, but it's true (I think I only have one blanket that's not home made )
10 PERCENT TITHING:
10% of what we made we give to the church, sortta like the Catholic collecting plate, I think.
9 CLOSED OFFRAMPS:
There was a lot of construction going on, especially a few years ago, and a lot of offramps were closed.
8 SPECIAL SPIRITS:
Usually the person you merry or want to merry is that special spirit.
7 BOMBING SEAGULLS:
No kidding, they are all over the place.
6 KIDS AND COUNTING:
It's a fact. Mormons just have big families. Deal with it.
5 OH MY HECKS:
Mormons don't cuss, and this is one of the popular replacement curses.
4 ORANGE BARRELS:
Dude! These are practically the state tree! They are EVERYWHERE! (ya, thats why the squirrel is in it, cause I was thinking about how it's "a tree"... sorry it's so lame)
3 JELLO SALADS:
You cant have a feast without jello salad. It's just not natural. (umm... dont ask me why he's in the jello. I really dont know)
2 BIKING ELDERS:
A lot of missionaries, people who spread the gospel, ride bikes around. The men are called Elders, and it's really easy to spot them because no other guy in a white shirt and tie ride their bikes in twos.
POPCORN POPPING ON THE APRICOT TREE:
From when you are a kid to the age of 12 you are in a program calles Primary for sunday school. You learn a lot of songs in Primary, but the most popular is "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree." There are even fun hand motions to go with the song
Found some really old mormon jokes I sill hadn't posted. I made these back in the days when my only coloring program was ms paint. But this is something many poor and unfortunate missionaries have had to expirience in one way or another- in my dad's case it was raw cow kidneys oozing urine....he tried to feed it to the dog but even the dog wouldn't eat it. This was while he was serving in France.
"After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.
But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destructionónot to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any beingójust at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of clight exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.
It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the otheróThis is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!"
From the prophet Joseph Smith's History. An account of his first vision of God the Father and Christ the Son appearing to him as a 14 year old boy in a grove near his home in Palmyra New York in the early spring of 1820. This was probably the greatest spiritual event since the resurrection of Christ. Joseph would go on to translate the Book of Mormon by the power of God and found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Divine direction.
I know this is a departure from my other works, and it's supposed to be. I wanted to do a work that said something .. well.. more. Maybe some thing that made someone think for once, or even better, pray. All praises to God the Father and Christ the Son and to the Testimony of the Holy Ghost which made this piece possible. Amen