Thursday, January 29, 2009

Putting The "RAD" In Traditional Values

Have you heard about the church’s new youth initiative called A Brand New Year? It is basically a rebranding of the existing youth program with a different (“fresh”) approach at connecting with the youth.

Now I appreciate the leadership’s willingness to try something new and reach out to our young men and women in a new way, but I do think their rebranding of Moroni’s image just feels like they are trying a little too hard…

On the other hand, he does look pretty awesome.

25 comments:

Ems said...

if I were a tween I would TOTALLY start reading my scriptures!

Andrew said...

Awesome!!!! Maybe there is a place for me in the Church after all!

The Teacher said...

This is funny on several levels.

katie said...

this caused silent, shaking laughter at my desk while i tried not to spew twizzler nibs on my screen.

Papa D said...

That is one of the funniest images I've ever seen.

brossettelewis said...

Whatever gets the job done, right!

When are those going to be available on necklaces at Deseret Book?

Untypically Jia said...

Oh my gosh, my side hurts. I'm gonna have to show this to my Sunday School students.

Jeremy said...

Oo! Oo! Maybe now they'll finally come out with a Young Women's medallion charm that can attach to a variety of piercings. And I also always wanted to get my missionary name tag tattooed onto my chest so I could proselytize shirtless... maybe that will fit into this new youth-oriented drive. (And I think that a name tag tattoo would be like catnip to the BYU co-eds! It would be JUST the thing they wanted to see when they were about to break the Honor Code!)

Aprillium said...

The picture with the top of the temple.... yeah can we say "Silver Surfer" but in gold? :D

Oh dear... I am a nerd aren't I?

emily and Nate said...

You Rock!!!! funny stuff

individually wrapped slices said...

They've been watching too much Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Gatsby said...

Too much Rise of the Silver Surfer?

Impossible!

JustRandi said...

Hey, I think your blog is one of the best kept secrets in mormonblogdom!! I linked you today in an effort to bring more people to see the light.

shoeless joel said...

Angels.

Are.

AWESOME!!!

The YM/YW General Presidency said...

We don't think you're very funny.

swearingelder said...

Oh, it was a snowboarder, not a salamander! Now it makes sense!

Lucy said...

That is sososososo funny. I love it. I am picking you up and keeping you on my blog. Very good!!!

Stephen said...

Ok, that made me laugh out loud.

I no longer miss the snarkernacle now.

Rachel H said...

Just letting you know that you are now a permanent link on my blog...thanks for the laughs.
AWESOME!

Lynn said...

My firstborn child posted the link to your blog. I'll be back!

Christy said...

I am a mother (and seminary teacher) of a 15 year old boy and this killed me - it even got a chuckle from the 15 year old. I have to wonder what kind of person takes the time to make such a picture - and be grateful that such a person exists! Thank you for adding the fun to my otherwise housework laden boring day.

Betty-Jo said...

I followed a link here and now I am staying. Look forward to seeing more.

TraceyBaby said...

I love a Mormon with a sense of humor! :o)

Rusty! said...

I don't get it.

Tony said...

LOL. And the wonderfully 'corny' part of it is that I actually have those songs on my Ipod!

Oh, and at least they won't keep reffering to him as "the golden dude doing a karate kick!"
Though I actually preferred that assumption.