Friday, November 4, 2016

[blog four]

 The common hierarchy authority is Jesus Christ. He is the recognized leader of Christianity. He is marked as being a teacher and one who knew no sin. The authority he had over others was given by God. In present day, people who believe that Jesus is the savior are guided by his example. The structure of this authority throughout a community is how Christians follow Christ's example. They attend church services to hear teachings about the words He and his followers have said. In the present day church, there are several denominations. Baptist, Catholicism Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian. Communities within Christianity value togetherness and corporate worship. 
The ideologies of each denominations are full of a variety of practices. In the case of Catholicism, one of the Leaders in the church is the Pope, where as a nondenominational church doesn't have a official leader, but several "teaching pastors" that help walk through the text.  Although specific practices among all of the denominations are look different from others, the text that holds the authority is the Bible. The Bible contains many stories of prophets and encounters with Jesus. It is to be viewed as a text that carries authority throughout generation to. When story time Jesus says, "I don't want four versions of this going around" It humorizes the fact that others have adapted changed their sacred text. This has been taken from an offline context. The Bible references many times that Jesus has spoken publicly about how to live. What the creator of this meme has done, is changed the topics or made them more sarcastic to appeal to current events that are happening. 

In the case of Story Time Jesus the authority of Jesus is being shaped to demonstrate his influence. He is taking scripture from the Bible and using it in a funny way to remind the people gathered around him to follow his commandments. All of the memes either scripture or apply biblical principals to everyday life. This case study pertains to the present day election because Story Time Jesus is telling followers not to disregard their beliefs when voting for specific individuals. 

In digital religion, the Logic of Continuity and Complementary states a reminding of the offline authority, in the online. (Digital Religion, p. 78) Since this day and age, more and more individuals are on the internet, researching and professing things, the case study of Story Time Jesus shows its capability of influencing voters who identify with Christianity. 

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