This is all very interesting. We have to give the Businessweek folks credit for
being very creative and clever, in the artifices of man and after the manner of
the world.Not only did they do thorough research to find the best
way to mock someone honored by millions as a prophet, deride an event held
sacred by those same multitudes, and ridicule a Biblical figure that billions of
people for two millennia have revered as the herald of Jesus Christ. But they
also managed to trivialize the work and the sacrifice, diligence, and
faithfulness of a 19th century Saint who left his homeland, crossed an ocean to
reach Zion, pulled a handcart 1300 miles, and devoted his talents to glorifying
God.Way to go Businessweek!
Well said Californian, well said.
The news media have given similar disrespectful treatment to images of the Last
Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and the creation of Adam by God from the Sistine
Chapel by Michelangelo. It is the equivalent of using the name of Jesus as a
swear word in order to shock and offend, so they can say they "had an
impact". The fact that they have no idea who the people are in the
depiction demonstrates how stupid the whole effort was from the start.
Appalling, and amazing in a world where people hyperventilate over political
correctness as if it's the new moral, the LDS church still gets a lot of
cheap shots from the sentinels of PC. There is no room to mock or trivialize a
religion and it's beliefs.
Worked in the LDS Finance & Records Department located in the COB for four
years. Never before or after have I worked with such a dedicated, trusted and
accountable people. We were held to the highest business, moral and work ethic
standards always being reminded we were entrusted with the widow's mite.The world has little understanding of the three fold mission of the
Church and how that drives and guides the decisions that mix faith and business.
Perhaps the article and the Church's response will open a few eyes and
C.C.A. Christensen must be spinning in his grave.I would hate to be
the art folks from Business Week meeting him on the other side.Might
not be a pleasant day.
Yeah, but it was still funny. And will drive readership. Hallelujah.
All that diligent effort and wasted talent to offend 13 million people, Brother
Christensen, Joseph Smith, John the Baptist, and God. Too bad the people at
Bloomberg are so ignorant. I'm trying really hard to muster some righteous
indignation towards them, but can only muster pity. Still, they should retract
it and apologize.And, yes, well said Californian.
Carlifornia #1. Your response was so stellar, all I can say is Amen! You said it
I agree with previous posters. and have to add, I had never heard of Bloomburg
weakly - Should I be flattered that they put all that effort into ridiculing all
I hold sacred? Is our response more civil than Muslims or others would be
if they were ridiculed on the cover of some rag? Are there other groups its OK
to mock in this super PC country?
My husband and adult son have Businessweek subscriptions. I hope both will
cancel and request a refund. The cover depicting Jesus Christ is disgusting and
so grossly inappropriate. The article contains some truths but makes
"snarky" comments and assumptions that the average reader will readily
assume are true...and they aren't. The article is 90% about church
businessses and very little about the incredible humanitarian and good works
that are the "end" with all of this other in mind.They used
a photo of a cruicifix (nothing wrong with that, don't get me wrong) twice
on one page. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not use the
crucifix in its worship and discourages its use among members. Team Bloomberg
didn't do its homework on that either.Bloomberg BusinessWeek, I
have enjoyed many articles in your magazine for years. Though many of them are
quite long, they appeared to be well-researched and fair. I can no longer make
that assumption. I will only read in the future to determinte who your
advertisers are and write them of my disgust. Californian was dead
on. Thank you.
Thanks to Californian. I am a descendant of CCA and find it hard to express my
disgust at using my ancestor to promote everything that he was against and
worked so hard to oppose. CCA spent his life promoting revernce to God, sacred
things, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I wonder how much stimulus money bloomberg has received? Maybe they can do a
cover with their ceo and vps with "clever" bubbles coming out. Stating
"we shall create a failing business, that will be subsidized by taxpayers,
so we can donate more to our loser president and keep this regime in power"
"The whole time avoiding taxes and sticking the 99% with the bill. HA HA HA
HA"I would be more interested in the tax breaks magazines ceo
and upper management and take a look at their for profit, albeit running on
"charity" tax breaks.....C'mon transparency and full
disclosure. I guess that doesn't matter when you're trying to demonize
someone else for political gain.
It's never a good thing to mock someone else's religious belief.
I believe that this cover story was used by Bloomberg Business Weekly to malign
the church that the GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, belongs to. Sorry
to bring that up. My opinion adds some negativity.I want to thank
Mr. De Groote for this lovely and historical article. He made something
beautiful, peaceful, and positive about all of this.
I would hope that this set of articles and pictures will remind people of all
faiths and especially LDS to know their religion and live it every day so they
can be good examples.
I'm a very devout Mormon, and I can see that I'm all alone here, but I
thought this cover was hilarious. I've seen it so many times and it still
makes me chuckle. I didn't think the article was very good or fair, but
c'mon, that cover was creative.
Tempest in a tea-pot. With caffeine. Let it go boys. It just doesn't
matter. As Joseph said, "No unhallowed hand can stop the work."
With Bloomberg's name on it, I'm surprised people expected it NOT to