Laughing at our peculiar selves


As Mormons, we’re a little . . . peculiar. There’s no way around it — we’re different. Our doctrines are different. Our scriptures are different. And our culture is very, very different.

And while those differences have provided plenty of opportunities for others to tease us (“The Book of Mormon Musical,” anyone?), they also give us a chance to laugh at ourselves. As President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “We’ve got to have a little humor in our lives. If the time ever comes when we can’t smile at ourselves, it will be a sad time.”

Here are 25 classic Mormon memes to make you LOL at your peculiar Mormon self.

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Ashley Dickson is a Virginia native now living in Boston. She graduated from BYU with degrees in journalism and home and family living, then spent three years writing and editing for Utah Valley Magazine. She left the mountain West to earn a master's degree in library science and now splits her time between motherhood, editing for a financial research firm, and keeping a connection to Utah by writing for UtahValley360.

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  1. AvatarLois Reply

    number 5 is so funny, Joseph was basically a 19th century hipster making things up to try to appear more enlightened and get women. Haha! Funny bc its true

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