The one thing you can say about the Mormon church is that it is persistent. It is equivalent to a sales force that will win converts no matter the embarrassment or rejection. I’m not sure if the church allows for its young people to dress casual yet, but Mormons on bikes in nice clothes are a dead give-a-away to run unless you want to hear the pitch.
Many readers liked this cartoon because it epitomizes the relentless pursuit to win converts. I have to wonder why Jehovah’s Witnesses haven’t been as successful as Mormons but it probably has to do with being killjoys–no birthdays, Christmas, etc.
UPDATE: I have been corrected by a reader comment and it seems like a valid point–JW’s are growing faster! See PewForum.org, answers.yahoo.com, and ChristianPost.com. So theology is apparently more important with Jehovah’s Witnesses which is sad–take a look at the beliefs and scholarship of JW’s. But I’m happy to concede that excluding birthdays and holidays has not stopped JW’s from beating the Mormons. I think at the time I was writing I was thinking more of the inroads that Mormonism had made into our media culture with Glenn Beck and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney out in the forefront who have not been slaughtered by the Christian right. There is a list of JW celebrities too outside of politics, but I think JW’s still have a poorer reputation in comparison to Mormons (correct me again if I’m wrong!).
If any Mormons are reading this I guess you have to catch up. My apologies for understimating the gullibility of both Mormons and JW’s and I will try not to make that mistake again.