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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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gbf-the-directioner 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  Student General Artist
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  Student General Artist
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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