Soon after Steve Jobs passed away, cartoons and illustrations started making their appearance on the Internets. On especially viral cartoon was the one by cartoonist Gudjonsson, which depicted Steve Jobs at the Gates of the Christian Heaven, telling Saint Peters, the Gatekeeper of the Gates of the Christian Heaven, that he has an App for Checking into Heaven.
The cartoonist Gudjonsson has blissfully ignored the religious beliefs of the late Steve Jobs (Mr Jobs is said to be a Buddhism follower), as has almost everyone else who tried to make light of Steve Jobs reaching a heavenly place after his death. Everyone, that is, all the way up to the New Yorker, whose illustrator Barry Blitt came up with a similar cover illustration for the New Yorker, in which he depicted Steve Jobs as arriving at the Gates of the Christian Heaven, with Saint Peter checking him in.
The New Yorker Depicting Steve Jobs As A Christian
This blissful ignorance of, and disrespect for Steve Jobs’ religious belief led to several reactions on twitter, including this gem from Anil Dash, where he decried the New Yorker’s illustration.
Always annoys me when non-Christians are portrayed as reaching a Christian heaven when they die. It’s not a compliment.
@anildash ( Anil Dash ), 7 Oct 2011