Study: Religious memes mix faith and humor for unpredictable result

Reading religious Internet memes is not always as easy as it seems. The way memes are created, designed and distributed results in them both affirming and undermining religion — sometimes at the same time.

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Internet memes are a popular way of communicating online, yet while they may seem playful, their messages are often quite serious. Memes are digital images that combine pictures with and succinct texts, to communicate playful yet pointed messages about politics, pop culture and religion. A recent study of religious Internet memes, conducted at Texas A&M […]


Heidi Campbell

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