Distracted Christians Meme

Distracted Conservative Christians meme

Inspired by a different version created by Beau Quilter and shared on this blog here. What do you think? Does this get the point across about conservative-to-fundamentalist Christians in the United States in the present day, and their support for Donald Trump?

I enjoyed learning more about the photographer behind the photo used in this meme, Antonio Guillem, and how he views the unpaid use of his photo for this meme. That article in turn led me to discover that there is a “Meme Documentation Tumblr” which it is fantastic to know about, simply because I am often curious about the history of memes prior to my earliest encounter with them.

Have you seen other good “Distracted Boyfriend” memes, regardless of whether or not they tackle religion? If so, feel free to share them in the comments section below!

 

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  • Gary

    As a religion professor, if you want to, as you say, “tackle religion”, you should replace “Jesus” with “Yahweh”. Yahweh could be jealous. Jesus was more non-governmental. As a matter of fact, perhaps “Jesus” would object to your “tackling religion”, since you seem to have the only perfect interpretation of his religion.

  • lowtechcyclist

    Well before Trump got into politics, white evangelicals* were too far from Christ to be merely distracted from him. You can’t be distracted from something you’re not paying any attention to in the first place.

    *Taken as a group, of course. #notallevangelicals and all that.

  • Thanks for the Shout Out!

    “Conservative Christian” is a funny phrase. If you associate the term with Christians who are on the political right, some embrace the term “conservative”, some don’t.

    I have relatives who attend what they consider a hip contemporary church with rock music, community outreach, and lots of youth. They would not call themselves “conservative”, because they associate that with stodgier worship services, older memberships, and churches stuck in old traditions. But they are anti-gay marriage, adamantly “pro-life”, promote abstinence programs in schools, flirt with creationism/intelligent design, and pretty uniformly voted for Donald Trump.

    You mention “conservative-to-fundamentalist” Christians in the post. I’m pretty sure a vast majority of those who self-identify as “Evangelical Christians” voted for Trump.