Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blog 4

Christians typically hold an ideologies that are based on the Bible but not explicitly said, so the authority comes from a commonly shared belief. One of these is that Israel is important because they are God's chosen people. Another is that abortion is wrong. These ideologies are strongly held by this Instagram user and his or her followers. These are also strongly held by evangelical Christians. This authority emerges from the offline culture as it is something Christians have believed which emerged in the 1900s, much of when the online culture did not exist. But the second meme also calls upon the hierarchy authority since it was quoted by Ted Cruz. When the authority of the presidential candidate person is being used to back up the claims made by Christians and the republican party as a whole. Using the ideology of being against abortion as an authority creates a question for pop culture regarding Frodo from the Lord of the Rings. Christian culture says abortion is wrong and will stop the lives of very important people. The Logic of Continuity and Complementarity is being used because offline authority uses the internet to reassert influence. These memes are descriptive of commonly held Christian beliefs propagated by many Christian authority figures and doctrines of churches. The message being communicated is that Christians should never abandon Israel and Christians need to remember the importance of abortion in the elections. Both are hot topic issues that are influenced by evangelical beliefs. The memes point that if one believes the authority if the Christians doctrines, they will vote for the candidate who believes the same things. 

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