[quote="TexanKnight, post:8, topic:291519"]
I guess one can always justify, huh?
Using what they consider a sacred picture and having Christ misquoted is not at all in keeping with the quotes I have posted. It is mockery.
Had they simply done a cover with pic of a shopping mall and a headline like "Is this was Mormonism should be about?" is more in tune with the quotes in my sig.
I suppose it is a type of mockery, but I would tend to see it as humorous or satirical. Perhaps you see it as scornful contempt, but the truth of the matter may have more to do with the mindset of the artist than it does with how someone feels when they see it. I tend to believe in giving satirists the benefit of the doubt, but I'm not like everyone and that's ok.
The quote in your sig is of a completely serious nature, so I can see the difference between that and a caricature or some satirical mimicry. But the chief end of either one is the same- at least that's how I see it. The point being, there is a drastic difference between the mission that Jesus is purported to have entrusted Joseph Smith & co. with and the stewardship that is actually being carried out by the Mormon church at this time. A more serious method of delivery would have gone over better, but there is something to the intent behind it, and my reflexive reaction to it is "That's funny."
I can see why some people might get a little offended, but from a pragmatic standpoint, it's not unlawful nor should it be so what are you going to do. Comment on how a different approach would have worked better? I did that. Comment on whether or not it's funny? I think it is, but I don't mind if anyone else thinks differently. Aside from that, what is there to do?