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It's Us Against the World by auriceli It's Us Against the World by auriceli
LOL :XD: 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!! :w00t: 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 :cries:)

/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!
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PortiaM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Mormons! Awesome, great job!
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auriceli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you much! :D Go Mormons!!
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Bea-Unique Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! :love:
I :heart: missionaries!
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xQuaresmax Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yoh ! Nice, i'm returning of my mission last week...
Nice draw :aww:
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mastercron Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool... I will tell you the true... I'm too pretty good in English as  to understand that all you wrote there.... can I ask... are you mormon? xD
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auriceli Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes, I am! :D
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mastercron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
APH: onion austria Oh... I found other mormon!!! :D
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auriceli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
YES YOU DID! :glomp: I just found one too!
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mastercron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahah... and I'm back :hug:
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Leafstem Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Go elders! And all mormons for that matter! :w00t!:
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Turkeyhead987 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student
I love how Brother Warner's tag is flying with his tie. xD Great drawing! Go Mormons! :D
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auriceli Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Gotta grab his gear and go go go!
haha thanks! :)
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Turkeyhead987 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student
You're welcome! :D
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blahberry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I just have one question and it's not suppose to be hateful; but why are Mormons so anti-gay if there suppose to love everyone?
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Vol-Jin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
We Mormons are not exactly ant-gay. We do not beleive homosexuality, in of itself, is a sin. Acting upon it is. Our Prophet tells us even though homosexual behavior may be a sin, it is vital to love all our fellow men. Now some Mormons may be anti-gay, but most try our best to practice tolerance My aunt is homosexual, but I still love her and consider as much a part of the family as she ever was
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blahberry Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
How is it not a sin to be homesexual but a sin to express your real truth by being gay?
Also your not really being tolerant if you don't mentally think someone is morally correct am I not wrong?
Also I don't want you to be offended I'm just wondering.
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Vol-Jin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
AH, good question. One cannot help being homosexual, that is their trial to overcome. Though we may think someone to be sinning, it is truly their decision. We try our best to offer our help, and when the help is refused, and a person decides to continue with what they will, we genuinely try to be tolerant, by allowing them their free agency (the ability to make choices on their own, given to us by God).

Like I said, my aunt is homosexual but I love her and completely overlook that fact about her. She is still the same person I've always known and loved. At the very least, how I myself tolerate homosexuality is by following a good saying "live and let live". if someone does not want to help, you shouldn't shove ideas down their throat or try to persaude them. That would be un-tolerant.

Sorry if this is confusing, I am not the best speaker nor am I a perfect model Mormon. I hope this has helped, feel free to continue asking questions, I don't mind answering them :D
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blahberry Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
(Sorry if I'm just prolonging the question...)
Okay so you said persuasion and shoving your ideas is in-tolerance yes?
Well then trying to "help" someone when your trying to make them not gay.
And if its inescapable why is it a sin.
Also I do understand the not believing everything your religion says cause I believe God never said being gay was a sin.
Thanks for the help.
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Vol-Jin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
like I said, I am not the smartest person around, nor am I very smart (I am only 14).

Yes, what we think we should do when someone struggles with sexuality, you try to give them console. But if they do not want your help, or are content with it, then you should let them be, and be "tolerant"

Now, the thoughts and feelings of homosexuality is what is inescapable. Acting upon it is the sin (this may sound preachy, but please don't take it that way).

I don't believe myself well-versed in the Bible or Scriptures (like I said, only 14), but I think people began thinking homosexuality a sin because whenever God speaks of marriage and love Biblically, he refers to one man and one woman.

I hope I have helped, and feel free to ask me any questions any time you want. It is a good experience to explain some of my beliefs to someone who may be interested :D
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blahberry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you.
Sorry if this was pestering but it helped a lot.
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Vol-Jin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
No prob, like I said, I am glad to answer any questions :D have a good day ma'am :bow:
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auriceli Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's an honest question! I don't take it as hateful.
Yes, we ARE supposed to love everyone, though that doesn't mean everyone always agrees. Mormons believe homosexual behavior is a sin. There's kinda no beating around the bush there. But we understand that people will think differently, and we'll love them anyway. Gays are no less human than we are (and we're not more, for that matter), they just sin differently than we do.
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blahberry Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
interesting... I need to take some time to chew on that.
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OPlover Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
Hello~ :love: About four years ago, you let me color this and repost it. Seeing your edit notes, I realize that you make a really good point about the dialogue tag and how it can be taken the wrong way. I was wondering if you want me to remove the colored version of this artwork: [link]
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auriceli Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Naw, no need to remove it. :) You could put your own comments in your post if you feel the need to, but honestly people seem to like the deviation regardless.
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HavensGoneMad Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have any of you guys while in your car driving see a missionary/ies and wave at them? I love doing that XD
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auriceli Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
oh gosh, sometimes I nearly hit the curb doing that! :XD: I'm such a bad driver. But I love waving to the missionaries :) I feel like it brightens their day a little when we say hello
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HavensGoneMad Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah me too ^^
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Star-Galaxy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! Those missionarys!
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FaithGirl3starzCIF Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
LOVE IT
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The-Good-and-Strong Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE AMAZING! :iconoldschoolownedplz:
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theDoctorWhoFlygon10 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, so funny! AND CUTE :3
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retro-fhil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I absolutely love this! Go, Mormons!
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auriceli Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:w00t:
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amonkeysue Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
:D
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auriceli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Tee hee! :3
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TheSpunkyDoodler Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kawaii!!!! I love how Elder Warner is like" Let me tie my tie before we go rushing out."
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auriceli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
He is not a very punctual missionary :( Better work on that, Elder Warner!
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TheSpunkyDoodler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol ikr
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Kansas-spy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute~*^^*
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auriceli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thank you! :)
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Spottedfire-cat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the description edit. I do~ :heart: :'3

The pictures so cute as well~ X'3
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auriceli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :3

oh good, I'm glad the edit came across alright ^^;
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ashestoApples Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture, and well explained/said. :thumbsup:
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auriceli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thank you! :D
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ashestoApples Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^___^
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kotaromichuzuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
i heka like this picture it reminds me of saturdays warrior
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auriceli Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
haha XD I haven't watched that in forever!
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kotaromichuzuki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
i have lol its funny
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