• Quote of the Day

    “Surely the reason Christ said, ‘Father, forgive them,’ was because even in that terrible hour He knew that this was the message He had come through all eternity to deliver.”
    —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Those Subversive Mormonads

A while back I read one blogger’s thoughts about Mormonads, and I rather believe he hit the nail on the head. He said, for instance, that “Mormonads pursue the subversion of the world. They remake it in their own image, and infuse its symbols with their own (sometimes very different) meanings. They are defiantly stodgy, unhip, and wholesome.” These are among the things that contribute to what he referred to as their “weird and transcendent genius.”
March 2008 Mormonad
I would simply like to offer this month’s Mormonad in the New Era as a good example of what this blogger, Matt B., was talking about. I can see it being universally labeled “lame” and yet still being put up on some teenage girl’s wall with absolute sincerity and belief in its message. What do you think?
 

7 Responses

  1. Thanks for the shout-out. I think this is still my favorite me-produced post.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Matt B. I believe there needs to be more thinking like yours when it comes to the Church magazines.

  3. Lame, yes.

    Yet, still somehow cool.

    Kind of like the girl from all of the seminary and church videos. You know, the member girl from “On the Way Home”….

    She was as stodgy and lame as they came…Yet somehow, she’s the hottest woman who ever lived.

    Mormonads are the same for me. Stupid, yet full of splendor in their own special way.

  4. Stan: Are you talking about the blond girl? The one who helped her friend with the flat tire in On the Way Home and explained how commandments give us more freedom instead of restricting us? Hmm. Interesting association. Thanks for the thought.

  5. Yes mormonmagmesiter, that very one.

    I’ll love her till the day I die…

    …or at least until my wife says enough is enough and tells me to shut-up about the hot girl from the seminary videos…

  6. They hung on my wall twenty years ago, and I was a super cool teenage boy (or so I thought)

  7. HJ: You’re right. I remember that you were, in fact, a super cool teenage boy. The Mormonads must have simply augmented your innate coolness. Thanks for the comment.

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