PDA

View Full Version : [Merged] Chick Tracts


Pages : 1 2 3 [4] 5

r-j
14th December 2010, 10:21 PM
It was this one

http://media.chick.com/tractimages13080/0273/0273_10.gif

If it vanishes again, it can be found here as well.
http://imgur.com/yJu0q

Cainkane1
15th December 2010, 05:42 AM
It was this one

http://media.chick.com/tractimages13080/0273/0273_10.gif

If it vanishes again, it can be found here as well.
http://imgur.com/yJu0q
Thats the ugliest image ol Jack Chick has.

Nursefoxfire
15th December 2010, 12:10 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0007/0007_01.asp

Creatures from holloween attack the human race after Hell is unleashed. Vampires, werewolves etc.

Two things struck me about that tract:

1) there's a footnote on one of the panels half-way down about author William Schnoebelen being an "ex-vampire". I thought he was a former Satanist? And I thought vampires are dead (and don't they sparkle), so how can one be an ex-dead person?

2) the last 1/3 of that tract looks like a badly thought out Call of Cthulhu campaign :)

Cainkane1
15th December 2010, 12:30 PM
Two things struck me about that tract:

1) there's a footnote on one of the panels half-way down about author William Schnoebelen being an "ex-vampire". I thought he was a former Satanist? And I thought vampires are dead (and don't they sparkle), so how can one be an ex-dead person?

2) the last 1/3 of that tract looks like a badly thought out Call of Cthulhu campaign :)
Youd be correct sir or madam.

Nursefoxfire
15th December 2010, 01:21 PM
Youd be correct sir or madam.

I'm correct about him being an ex- dead person? :p

Delvo
15th December 2010, 07:47 PM
how can one be an ex-dead person?He's Jesus.

Cainkane1
17th December 2010, 05:52 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0004/0004_01.asp

Ok two demons end up shoveling coal in hell.

AvalonXQ
17th December 2010, 12:51 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0004/0004_01.asp

Ok two demons end up shoveling coal in hell.

I genuinely enjoyed this one.
It reminded me a bit of the Screwtape Letters.

Cainkane1
18th December 2010, 01:04 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1030/1030_01.asp

Exorcism Jack Chick style.

Cainkane1
22nd December 2010, 12:00 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0020/0020_01.asp

The King gets the golden wand.

hcmom
22nd December 2010, 03:07 PM
I was at dinner the other night for someone who works as a translator for Jack Chick. He assures me that in real life, Jack is very mild-mannered and pleasant...

aggle-rithm
23rd December 2010, 06:30 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1030/1030_01.asp

Exorcism Jack Chick style.

Yeesh! One of the less subtle anti-Catholic rants.

(I loved the unintentionally smutty line: "Something HORRIBLE came inside me!")

aggle-rithm
23rd December 2010, 06:32 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0020/0020_01.asp

The King gets the golden wand.

When someone asks, "Have you prepared for that journey?", you say YES!!

Vortigern99
23rd December 2010, 09:09 AM
I was at dinner the other night for someone who works as a translator for Jack Chick. He assures me that in real life, Jack is very mild-mannered and pleasant...

So was Jeffrey Dahmer.

Just sayin'.

hcmom
23rd December 2010, 09:19 AM
So was Jeffrey Dahmer.

Just sayin'.

Well, I declined the offer to meet him.

Cainkane1
23rd December 2010, 09:25 AM
Yeesh! One of the less subtle anti-Catholic rants.

(I loved the unintentionally smutty line: "Something HORRIBLE came inside me!")
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0071/0071_01.asp

Cainkane1
23rd December 2010, 09:45 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp

Oops. Poor Charlie.

tsig
23rd December 2010, 10:33 AM
When someone asks, "Have you prepared for that journey?", you say YES!!

Yep, I got everything i need already packed.

tsig
23rd December 2010, 10:35 AM
So was Jeffrey Dahmer.

Just sayin'.

They say he was a jolly dinner companion. Tended to hog the conversation though.

tsig
23rd December 2010, 10:43 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp

Oops. Poor Charlie.

I liked the fat ugly demons, these are plain ugly but they're more effective since the devil won in this tract.

TimCallahan
23rd December 2010, 11:22 AM
If Jack Chick made a movie, would it be a Chick flick?

UnrepentantSinner
24th December 2010, 03:40 AM
1) there's a footnote on one of the panels half-way down about author William Schnoebelen being an "ex-vampire". I thought he was a former Satanist? And I thought vampires are dead (and don't they sparkle), so how can one be an ex-dead person?

:) Well, I can say this, he's full of it regardless.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Schnoebelen#Titles_and_Credibility

Cainkane1
24th December 2010, 04:34 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/5025/5025_01.asp

The Pope gets tossed into hell with a bunch of other folks.

Cainkane1
28th December 2010, 05:39 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0048/0048_01.asp

The Titanic. Good comic art.

tsig
28th December 2010, 09:26 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0048/0048_01.asp

The Titanic. Good comic art.

Shame about all those others but god sure taught Chester a lesson. Apparently god likes big, broad strokes.

psionl0
28th December 2010, 08:12 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0043/0043_01.asp

Here a Grandfather goes to hell with his Grandson. They socialise in hell for awhile until Satan gets mad at the boys father who went to heaven and then he takes it out on the Grandfather and grandson.
So Chick claims that the devil rules over hell? Obviously he hasn't read all of the bible himself.

Revelations 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

If he can't get a "minor detail" like this right then why should anybody believe that going to heaven or hell is a matter of a coin toss? (ie that the only thing that matters is whether you were with or without Jesus at the moment of your death).

EDIT: For some reason, I can't connect to www.chick.com today.

tsig
28th December 2010, 08:32 PM
So Chick claims that the devil rules over hell? Obviously he hasn't read all of the bible himself.

Revelations 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

If he can't get a "minor detail" like this right then why should anybody believe that going to heaven or hell is a matter of a coin toss? (ie that the only thing that matters is whether you were with or without Jesus at the moment of your death).

EDIT: For some reason, I can't connect to www.chick.com today.

Most Christian's view of hell owes more to Dante than the Bible.

Delvo
28th December 2010, 10:18 PM
Revelation was talking about the future, not the present.

Delvo
28th December 2010, 10:31 PM
The much more interesting (to me) facts that this one reveals:

1. Hell doesn't actually seem to be a very bad place. (Other Chick Tracts are pretty consistent about this.)

2. Chick thinks Lucifer once "guarded" God's throne. Against what?

3. Chick thinks Jesus threw Lucifer out of Heaven. Usually, that job is said to have been done by an angel. Does the Bible ever name who did it?

4. Chick thinks Jesus, before being crucified, was not only whipped but also debearded. Is that in the Bible?

Cainkane1
31st December 2010, 10:21 AM
http://www.chick.com/images/12_30_uninvited.jpg

We have a brand spanking new tract here and it has men dying of aids complete with sores all over their faces.

psionl0
31st December 2010, 10:37 AM
Try http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1070/1070_01.asp

caniswalensis
31st December 2010, 12:04 PM
http://www.chick.com/images/12_30_uninvited.jpg

We have a brand spanking new tract here and it has men dying of aids complete with sores all over their faces.

It's also got a nice cameo appearance by the late, great Red Foxx.

AnnoyingPony
31st December 2010, 12:18 PM
I find the art work good and some of the stories are amusing. I can't quit reading him.

Jack Chick doesn't actually illustrate many of his tracts. He used to, but he had a stroke after completing "Where's Rabbi Waxman?" and his artwork has been steadily decreasing in quality and increasing in WTF-ery since.

Cainkane1
31st December 2010, 12:21 PM
Jack Chick doesn't actually illustrate many of his tracts. He used to, but he had a stroke after completing "Where's Rabbi Waxman?" and his artwork has been steadily decreasing in quality and increasing in WTF-ery since.
hey karma caught up with him. Rabbi waxman I thought was a very nice man and Jackie put him in Hell.

Abdul Alhazred
2nd January 2011, 05:00 AM
I review them as soon as they come out.

Here: http://www.skepticalcommunity.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=29913

Enjoy. :cool:

Triskelion
2nd January 2011, 09:17 AM
I wonder how many people have actually been converted through Chick tracts. If I didn't know who Jack Chick was & saw one of these I'd assume it was a parody.

George II
2nd January 2011, 09:25 AM
I wonder how many people have actually been converted through Chick tracts. If I didn't know who Jack Chick was & saw one of these I'd assume it was a parody.

That's exactly what I thought until quite recently. When I began realizing it may actually be genuine I almost litterally went :jaw-dropp

To be honest I'm still not sure what to beleive.

MatildaGage
2nd January 2011, 09:37 AM
Besides the obvious sick implications you already mentioned, I noticed this--

Victim: Bad things were done to me....

Pastor: Jesus'....blood can wash away your sins.

:mad:

phantomb
2nd January 2011, 11:37 AM
Besides the obvious sick implications you already mentioned, I noticed this--

Victim: Bad things were done to me....

Pastor: Jesus'....blood can wash away your sins.

:mad:

Even worse, one of the victims was an altar boy, so the message here is that if you get abused by men of God, you are sinful and only God can save you.

sadhatter
2nd January 2011, 02:32 PM
Quick question that i have yet to receive an answer to. ( almost every time chick is brought up i want to post this.

I own a book, ( Freak legions manual.) and i also have said book scanned on my laptop. This book has a comic within it that is strikingly similar in art style ( and one could argue literary style.) to chick tracts. If i were to post the appropriate pages would i be violating any tos?

Beerina
3rd January 2011, 08:19 AM
This? (http://www.scribd.com/doc/23198223/WtA-Freak-Legion-A-Guide-to-Fomori)

Fnord
3rd January 2011, 09:14 AM
Even worse, one of the victims was an altar boy, so the message here is that if you get abused by men of God, you are sinful and only God can save you.

grrrrrRRRRRAAAHHHHHH!!! FNORD ANGRY! FNORD SMASH!

:mad:

God, how I hate religion!

Foster Zygote
3rd January 2011, 09:32 AM
This has to be one of the most vile and hateful Chick tracts I've yet seen.

sophia8
3rd January 2011, 11:08 AM
This has to be one of the most vile and hateful Chick tracts I've yet seen.I agree. Usually they're bad-funny; this is just vile, like you say.
It must be a couple of decades since it was routine for AIDs patients to just sit around in hospices waiting to die, with their faces covered in sarcomas.

People only turning gay because they were molested as children???

Getting gang-raped as a child and only being thankful that you didn't turn into a lesbian???

"I'm not going to give up my lifestyle!" Eh?? You're in a hospice with a terminal illness, so exactly what 'lifestyle' do you have to give up? A busy daily round of arranging the flowers in your room, writing out your will and selecting the music for your funeral?

:mad:

Piscivore
15th January 2011, 11:07 PM
Saw about a dozen Jack Chick comic books- actual, full size comics- at Half Price Books today.

hcmom
23rd January 2011, 08:53 AM
Chick tract rebuttal argument (http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Big_Daddy?_(Chick_tract))

Ladewig
23rd January 2011, 04:03 PM
Chick tract rebuttal argument (http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Big_Daddy?_(Chick_tract))

Thank you.

Cainkane1
23rd January 2011, 05:28 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0028/0028_01.asp

Drunk beats his wife, starves his children, finds Jesus, quits drinking, goes to church with his kids and lives happily ever after.

tsig
23rd January 2011, 05:45 PM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0028/0028_01.asp

Drunk beats his wife, starves his children, finds Jesus, quits drinking, goes to church with his kids and lives happily ever after.

He knocks her down and she dies of a heart attack. Sounds like murder to me.

Dragonrock
24th January 2011, 09:45 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0028/0028_01.asp

Drunk beats his wife, starves his children, finds Jesus, quits drinking, goes to church with his kids and lives happily ever after.

Is it just my perception or does that tract appear to be even more vaccuous than the average Chick tract?

tsig
24th January 2011, 10:19 AM
Is it just my perception or does that tract appear to be even more vaccuous than the average Chick tract?

How can you say that? We know no RTC* would ever do anything like drinking and spouse abuse, unfortunately the number of RTC's is ~= zero.

*real true christian

r-j
25th January 2011, 12:18 PM
That's like asking if the dog poop on the lawn looks like it contains more poop than usual.

Cactus Wren
25th January 2011, 06:29 PM
Wait, so Chick's argument is that the actual authentic Greek version of God's word was written in the 1500s?
I dealt once (on alt.atheism) with a KJV-only believer who quite seriously maintained that it was wrong and unkind and demonstrative of Satanic influence for other posters to be impolite to her, but she could be as insulting and discourteous to us as she liked because the Bible said so. After all, 2 Corinthians 11:6 reads, in the KJV, "But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge".

Of course the word "rude" , in the early 17th century, meant "crude" or "unsophisticated", and other translations reflect this: they have Paul describing himself as "unskilled in speaking", or "unlearned", or "not a trained speaker". But according to this poster, if the KJV used "rude", then "rude" is what Paul meant: he was being insulting and impolite and rude to other people, and that meant it was okay for her to be rude to us but wrong and sinful for us (unbelievers) to be rude to her.


I know, every time he has one of his characters express bafflement ("Jesus? Who was he?") about simple biblical concepts that just about anyone in the Western world would know, I express some bafflement of my own.

That's my favorite scene in The Little Princess (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0063/0063_01.asp) (bolding and italics as in the original). Bear in mind that this conversation takes place in a middle-class, middle-American suburban household:
"Mr. Spencer, I'm sure the thought of your daughter dying breaks your heart, right?"
"Of course!"
"Well, God was even more heartbroken when He sent His Son from heaven to die on earth."
"Why did God have to do THAT?"
"Because all people are sinners and God would never allow sin to enter heaven. Because of our sin, we ALL deserve hell. The only way man could ever get into heaven was for someone sinless to die in his place and pay the penalty for sin."
"Who could that be?"
"That someone was God the Son, Jesus Christ."
"You mean Jesus died for US!"
"That's exactly right!"

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0291/0291_01.asp

Jesus hops into the fire with Shadrack, Meshack and Abednigo. Theres a nice picture of people smiling with 666 on their foreheads.My favorite part in this is where the word "dunghill" is footnoted, "See dictionary."

Besides the obvious sick implications you already mentioned, I noticed this--

Victim: Bad things were done to me....

Pastor: Jesus'....blood can wash away your sins.

:mad: :mad: indeed. My mom went through phases where she watched the 700 Club: one of these was at the time of the McMartin Preschool trials, and the show's topic that day was child molestation. One guest on the show, speaking to any children who might be watching, told them (paraphrased), "If anything bad is happening to you, if someone's doing something wrong or making you do something you don't like, tell your parents. And if you can't, tell a teacher or a policeman or your minister." Whereupon Pat Robertson's co-host, Ben Kinchlow, inserted, "And when you speak to your minister, be sure and tell him you're sorry for your sins, and want to acceptjesuschristasyoursavior" -- completely failing to realize that a child, listening, would hear this as, "And be sure to tell the minister you're sorry for your sin of being molested."

lopeyschools
30th January 2011, 01:50 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, a funny little parody of Jack Chick I discovered recently, I think it will bring some enjoyment to our lives :D

link http://deadspace.ea.com/#flash/mediaid=beat2swfbiggame-20100610014929325

(you might have to read up on or have played the original dead space to get it)

Ladewig
30th January 2011, 07:00 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, a funny little parody of Jack Chick I discovered recently, I think it will bring some enjoyment to our lives :D

link http://deadspace.ea.com/#flash/mediaid=beat2swfbiggame-20100610014929325

(you might have to read up on or have played the original dead space to get it)

tltl;dr

too long to load; didn't read

tsig
30th January 2011, 09:04 AM
tltl;dr

too long to load; didn't read

Looks like an ad for a game called 'dead space'.

Mirrorglass
30th January 2011, 09:48 AM
Fairly funny, even, although the humour is sort of lost on those of us who aren't familiar with Dead Space canon. Still, nice move by the advertising team.

lopeyschools
30th January 2011, 02:56 PM
Looks like an ad for a game called 'dead space'.

It is a ad; mind you I'm not promoting dead space 2 by any means. I was posted it here because I was extermely surprised a mainstream company like EA made a parody of jack chick.

Cainkane1
30th January 2011, 06:19 PM
It is a ad; mind you I'm not promoting dead space 2 by any means. I was posted it here because I was extermely surprised a mainstream company like EA made a parody of jack chick.
Wheres the ad?

lopeyschools
30th January 2011, 11:04 PM
Wheres the ad?

Post 804# follow the link, load the tract

Cainkane1
23rd March 2011, 04:19 AM
Ok folks. A brand new Tract about a self made woman who died and went to Hell.
http://media.chick.com/tractimages62623/1072/1072_01.gif

Lukraak_Sisser
23rd March 2011, 04:28 AM
You know, as chick tracts go, that one could almost be read as merciful.
Woman dies, gets judged and thrown into the fire only to re-appear fully alive in her own past with the knowledge that Chick's vengeful god exists and how to appease him. She is then given the time to do so. And this reset button is good enough for god who lets her in on the second try.
Clearly indicating that his god DOES give second chances even after you die.

Of course I doubt that's what he ment with it, since I've read his other tracts and Chick seems to be of the 'you can only repent while alive and god gives no second chances' school of thought.

tsig
23rd March 2011, 08:06 AM
Ok folks. A brand new Tract about a self made woman who died and went to Hell.
http://media.chick.com/tractimages62623/1072/1072_01.gif

The link only leads to an image.

Ladewig
23rd March 2011, 08:22 AM
The link only leads to an image.

try this one
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1072/1072_01.asp

...........................
You know, as chick tracts go, that one could almost be read as merciful.
Woman dies, gets judged and thrown into the fire only to re-appear fully alive in her own past with the knowledge that Chick's vengeful god exists and how to appease him. She is then given the time to do so. And this reset button is good enough for god who lets her in on the second try.
Clearly indicating that his god DOES give second chances even after you die.

Of course I doubt that's what he ment with it, since I've read his other tracts and Chick seems to be of the 'you can only repent while alive and god gives no second chances' school of thought.

agreed.

tsig
23rd March 2011, 09:06 AM
try this one
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1072/1072_01.asp

...........................


agreed.

Didn't Chick do a 'This was your Life" story earlier?

NWO Sentryman
23rd March 2011, 09:13 AM
Is there a Chaos God tract? Although, admitedly, it would have to be five 40K tracts. One of them would be a Commissar telling about the Emperor, and then the other four would be about Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch.

JFrankA
23rd March 2011, 10:46 AM
try this one
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1072/1072_01.asp


Theft!
Lies!
Pornography!
Lustful!
Hater of God!
Disobedient to parents!
Witchcraft!
Pride!
Backbiter!
Drugs!
False accuser!
Unmericiful!
Hypocrisy!
Deceit!

....and bi????

.....does she have a sister....?


:D

aggle-rithm
23rd March 2011, 10:58 AM
Didn't Chick do a 'This was your Life" story earlier?

Several times. The first was the American version, then an African version. I guess this one is the "chick" version (no pun intended).

One of the big differences between this one and the other two I've seen is that the woman wasn't naked when she went up to be judged. For some reason, she was wearing a robe!

NWO Sentryman
23rd March 2011, 02:05 PM
Anyway, are there any Chaos God Tracts somewhere? Or ones about The Emperor (40K)? Coz i can see The Commissar telling the Imperial Guard why they should worship The Emperor.

Lukraak_Sisser
24th March 2011, 03:05 AM
There is a Chtulhu tract out there, but I've never run across 40K tracts.
There is the imperial guardsman's uplifting primer, that's pretty much the same.

NWO Sentryman
24th March 2011, 01:57 PM
But a Chaos Gods Tract would be brilliant.

Brown
24th March 2011, 02:08 PM
Several times. The first was the American version, then an African version. I guess this one is the "chick" version (no pun intended).

One of the big differences between this one and the other two I've seen is that the woman wasn't naked when she went up to be judged. For some reason, she was wearing a robe!In this tract, as in the others of that ilk, the Almighty lacks quite a bit in the omniscience department. The Almighty needs to have the entire case presented to him, then needs to ask whether the accused's name is in a book. This would suggest that the contents of that book are not put there by the Almighty, but the book is rather the work of another. And since the Almighty is bound by what is in the book, then it must follow that there is another deity who is superior to Him ....

But there I go again, trying to apply logic to religion.

dudalb
24th March 2011, 02:27 PM
THis might have already been posted, but IMHO best parody of a Chick Tract ever:


http://www.yourmomsbasement.com/archives/2006/11/galactus_is_com.html

Paul2
24th March 2011, 05:03 PM
Great parody! Don't ask Jesus for salvation, just buy more Marvel comics! :D

samanthakayee
22nd April 2011, 12:00 PM
I waited tables for 10 years. I got a ton of them over the years along with books and other style booklets like the fake 20$ bill. I tend to get them on sunday or a day like Easter. I got yelled at a few times for working on sunday. Used to drive me nuts if they did not come in to eat then we would not be open on sunday lol.


Someone took the time to make one animated "Somebody Goofed"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIZ5nj_MtUU&feature=related

Gord_in_Toronto
22nd April 2011, 05:51 PM
I waited tables for 10 years. I got a ton of them over the years along with books and other style booklets like the fake 20$ bill. I tend to get them on sunday or a day like Easter. I got yelled at a few times for working on sunday. Used to drive me nuts if they did not come in to eat then we would not be open on sunday lol.


Someone took the time to make one animated "Somebody Goofed"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIZ5nj_MtUU&feature=related


I liked the youtube. Still not converted though. :o

caniswalensis
23rd April 2011, 05:42 AM
Someone took the time to make one animated "Somebody Goofed"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIZ5nj_MtUU&feature=related

Wow! The people that animated this video are absolute brilliant geniuses.

Autolite
23rd April 2011, 04:28 PM
God sends the couple to Hell and the man to Heaven solely based on their respective last points. How do people honestly accept that as the actions of a benevolent and just being?

Because accepting it involves faith that god is just. Faith is required in order to accept something that is counter rational and faith, with respect to religious belief, is considered a virtue. The more absurd the concept, the more faith is required to accept it. Hence, those with the most faith are considered the most virtuous...

Cainkane1
26th July 2011, 02:42 PM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages67610/1068/1068_01.gif

Read and throw up.

Mudcat
26th July 2011, 03:10 PM
All I see is a mean looking woman toting a shotgun and the words 'Mean Moma'... is that what am I supposed to be seeing?

Mudcat
26th July 2011, 03:56 PM
All I see is a mean looking woman toting a shotgun and the words 'Mean Moma'... is that what am I supposed to be seeing?

Blessed is Google-sama, my faith in you is restored! Googled Jack Chick and got instant result. Didn't know this guy was the moron printing those stupid little... err, I'm not quite sure what to term them to tell you the truth.

Mister Earl
26th July 2011, 03:59 PM
Blessed is Google-sama, my faith in you is restored! Googled Jack Chick and got instant result. Didn't know this guy was the moron printing those stupid little... err, I'm not quite sure what to term them to tell you the truth.

... abortions of literary effort?

Mudcat
26th July 2011, 04:02 PM
... abortions of literary effort?

I can work with that :D

It's very telling that the place I usually find them is abandoned on the floor of the men's restroom or in one of those ash tray canisters or other places less pleasant.

Scott Haley
26th July 2011, 07:48 PM
You can read the tract here: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp

It's just crazy.

Mister Earl
26th July 2011, 07:54 PM
I feel sorry for the guy. I really do. Reading his tracts, I can't help but get the impression he writes those things more as a way of justifying his beliefs more than trying to convert or convince anyone. They're just... too over the top to do that kind of thing.

Ryokan
26th July 2011, 07:59 PM
I love it how his bad characters have never heard of Jesus or Christianity.. And just a mention of them brings people to the light!

That's why people are atheists or criminals.. They just haven't heard The Good Word.

Mark R
26th July 2011, 08:43 PM
I am a little confused as to the morale of this story.

Is it god really hates kids or god is the bigger bully?

DevilsAdvocate
26th July 2011, 08:58 PM
I feel some colorations coming on. I haven't done any for awhile.

I don't have time tonight. Maybe tomorrow. There are a few great panels.

EventHorizon
26th July 2011, 10:04 PM
I am a little confused as to the morale of this story.

Is it god really hates kids or god is the bigger bully?

You're way off. The moral is it's OK to be an absolutely horrible human being and awful parent who drives their own children to a life of crime and suicide as long as you confess your sins before you die. Duh. ;)

Robin
26th July 2011, 10:09 PM
I am a little confused as to the morale of this story.

Is it god really hates kids or god is the bigger bully?
I got that too.

Maybe the message is that God is willing to send three kids to hell in order to get one adult into heaven.

And if she can be joyful in heaven under those circumstances she really is a mean momma.

Brattus
26th July 2011, 10:19 PM
I have seen the light! The rest of you Godless heathens can burn! Not me though.
I don't want that child murderin' God I mean really nice God to tornado my house.

I'm so full of Gods peace and love after reading that I crapped my pants.

timhau
26th July 2011, 10:26 PM
That's why people are atheists or criminals.. They just haven't heard The Good Word.

What do you mean "atheists or criminals"?

Kopji
26th July 2011, 10:54 PM
Is this one like, intended for Tea Partiers? :rolleyes:

psionl0
26th July 2011, 11:58 PM
What do you mean "atheists or criminals"?
It's an inclusive or. That means that someone can be an athiest and a criminal or one could be just one of these.

To signify an exclusive or you generally use the word either.

Fishstick
27th July 2011, 12:44 AM
So the gist of that tract is "if you don't convert, god will kill your kids and generally be a dick to you until you do"?

Actually that seems right.

CriticalSock
27th July 2011, 03:08 AM
I thought the panel of the tornado destroying a house with a helpless child in it with the caption "The lord giveth and the lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the lord." was particularly moving...

Somehow I don't think it was moving me in the direction intended by the author though.

timhau
27th July 2011, 03:34 AM
It's an inclusive or. That means that someone can be an athiest and a criminal or one could be just one of these.

To signify an exclusive or you generally use the word either.

But how can you be an atheist without being a criminal, or vice versa?

sophia8
27th July 2011, 04:09 AM
I feel some colorations coming on. I haven't done any for awhile.

I don't have time tonight. Maybe tomorrow. There are a few great panels.Like the one with the dog sniffing his dinner....

PGH
27th July 2011, 05:17 AM
Ah that god. You need to fear him. Everyone should fear him. If people don't fear him we have to pray that they learn to fear him. Hopefully if they don't their children will die and tornadoes will take everything they have.


Because he loves you.

Cayvmann
27th July 2011, 05:20 AM
Blessed is Google-sama, my faith in you is restored! Googled Jack Chick and got instant result. Didn't know this guy was the moron printing those stupid little... err, I'm not quite sure what to term them to tell you the truth.

Fundo-porn?

Sideroxylon
27th July 2011, 07:03 AM
You're way off. The moral is it's OK to be an absolutely horrible human being and awful parent who drives their own children to a life of crime and suicide as long as you confess your sins before you die. Duh. ;)

No to mention bring her kids up in a way that leads to their eternal damnation, given that they died before accepting Jesus.

psionl0
27th July 2011, 07:40 AM
But how can you be an atheist without being a criminal, or vice versa?
Ahh! I see. You think that "honest athiest" and "dishonest christian" are both oxymorons.

I have met examples of both. (Cue Ripley . . . .)

Brattus
27th July 2011, 07:58 AM
Ahh! I see. You think that "honest atheist" and "dishonest christian" are both oxymorons.

I have met examples of both. (Cue Ripley . . . .)

You have seen examples of a honest atheist? LOL? That was a joke? Right?

Everyone knows that without thy lord god Jesus Christ salvation of the tainted sin stained soul of humanity we as a human race can be nothing more than lying, thieving, dishonest baby flesh eating monsters damned to a hell we well deserve.

Or, so I read.

psionl0
27th July 2011, 08:01 AM
Everyone knows that without thy lord god Jesus Christ salvation of the tainted sin stained soul of humanity we as a human race can be nothing more than lying, thieving, dishonest baby flesh eating monsters damned to a hell we well deserve.I wonder how honest the christian was who told you that.

Hellbound
27th July 2011, 08:42 AM
So the gist of that tract is "if you don't convert, god will kill your kids and generally be a dick to you until you do"?

Actually that seems right.

Read Job. Conversion is no garauntee of good behavior on God's part ;)

Belz...
27th July 2011, 09:05 AM
I can't see it. Not found.

ETA: Never mind, I found it anyway.

Damn, that Chick dude sure is insane. I never knew nonbelievers were struck with calamity more than believers. I guess god's an ass.

Lukraak_Sisser
27th July 2011, 09:23 AM
I can't see it. Not found.

ETA: Never mind, I found it anyway.

Damn, that Chick dude sure is insane. I never knew nonbelievers were struck with calamity more than believers. I guess god's an ass.

Oh, nonbelievers ARE smitten more often than true believers.
But since the amount of True Christians (tm) that follow Jack's god must amount to less than 0.00001% of the total human population, its statistically overlooked.
After all, according to Jack Chick, anyone not following his EXCACT line of christianity is a heathen, in league with (or duped by) satan.

I'm not sure what church he belongs to, or even if he belongs to a church or rather follows Chickianity. But I do know that everyone else will burn in hell forever.

timhau
27th July 2011, 12:32 PM
You have seen examples of a honest atheist? LOL? That was a joke? Right?

Everyone knows that without thy lord god Jesus Christ salvation of the tainted sin stained soul of humanity we as a human race can be nothing more than lying, thieving, dishonest baby flesh eating monsters damned to a hell we well deserve.


That's true, but it's God's fault for making babies so juicy and tender.

MattusMaximus
27th July 2011, 05:53 PM
Soooo... God saves the "Mean Momma" from Hell by killing all of her kids.

Yup, standard Jack Chick stupidity.

timhau
27th July 2011, 09:25 PM
Soooo... God saves the "Mean Momma" from Hell by killing all of her kids.

Yup, standard Jack Chick stupidity.

So... God is basically just an abortionist who is about a decade late?

Delvo
27th July 2011, 10:30 PM
I thought the panel of the tornado destroying a house with a helpless child in it with the caption "The lord giveth and the lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the lord." was particularly moving... I found it ironic that, while trying to give the message that bad stuff happens because you're bad, he'd bring up exactly the part of Job's story that was about bad stuff happening to a perfectly good man.

Soooo... God saves the "Mean Momma" from Hell by killing all of her kids.And she happily praises and thanks him for it. (Just like one of her kids might have if he'd lived and been converted upon her early death.)

Here's what this thread's title made me think of:

Sawbones79
27th July 2011, 10:42 PM
Wow, more disgusting revenge fantasies from Chick. That is one sad, twisted mind. I can't shake the feeling that the "artist" behind a tract like this is engaged in a very demented form of mental masturbation, getting off on the thought of his very own invisible friend bringing devastation to the lives of all those people not bowing down to his ministry.

Mudcat
28th July 2011, 01:26 AM
Fundo-porn?
I can work with that, too. And:



It's very telling that the place I usually find them is abandoned on the floor of the men's restroom or in one of those ash tray canisters or other places less pleasant.

Cainkane1
28th July 2011, 02:29 PM
I feel some colorations coming on. I haven't done any for awhile.

I don't have time tonight. Maybe tomorrow. There are a few great panels.
Please do it.

Achán hiNidráne
28th July 2011, 04:10 PM
I can't shake the feeling that the "artist" behind a tract like this is engaged in a very demented form of mental masturbation, getting off on the thought of his very own invisible friend bringing devastation to the lives of all those people not bowing down to his ministry.

I can't shake the feeling that artist behind a tract like this in engaged in actual masturbation while he was drawing it.

Cainkane1
28th July 2011, 04:49 PM
I found it ironic that, while trying to give the message that bad stuff happens because you're bad, he'd bring up exactly the part of Job's story that was about bad stuff happening to a perfectly good man.

And she happily praises and thanks him for it. (Just like one of her kids might have if he'd lived and been converted upon her early death.)

Here's what this thread's title made me think of:
This is the vilest picture in the Jack Chick series.

Beerina
28th July 2011, 05:05 PM
"Oh, yes. Her name was Petunia..."


Suddenly the funeral makes sense.

Beerina
28th July 2011, 05:09 PM
The end is interesting too, you should fall on your knees and praise god so he'll stop murdering your family members. What a guy!

Sawbones79
29th July 2011, 06:50 AM
I can't shake the feeling that artist behind a tract like this in engaged in actual masturbation while he was drawing it.

Actually, I'd prefer that. That would mean he's just another perv hiding behind a religious facade, and that's a person I at least can feel some pity for and who would probably know, on some level, that he's one pathetic bastard).
But the holier-than-thou, falsely humble bigot pouring out his soul through a "tract" like this pobably haven't even got the redeeming quality of being a sad wanker.

Cainkane1
29th July 2011, 07:04 AM
The end is interesting too, you should fall on your knees and praise god so he'll stop murdering your family members. What a guy!
Trouble is her children were dead and burning in Hell already. Well perhaps except for the toddler. Jack Chick said somewhere that children don't go to Hell.

Brian-M
30th July 2011, 01:50 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages67610/1068/1068_01.gif

Read and throw up.

That link doesn't work for me, but I found it here (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp).

For those who don't want to bother reading it, here's a summery...

Starts off with the arrival of a neighbor from hell (AKA "Mean Momma") with three delinquent boys terrorizing the neighborhood. Her neighbors don't know what to do to to protect themselves, until one of them (a preacher) decides to talk with her.

A preacher tells Mean Momma about the Jesus story, which she was apparently unfamiliar with, mentioning that the wicked will be thrown into a lake of fire. She tells him that she's not afraid of God, and the preacher says that he'll pray that God makes her afraid of him, no matter what it takes.

Two years later, one of her sons dies when he loses control of a stolen car during a high-speed chase. Mean Momma rails against God, saying she hates him for taking her favorite son.

The middle son, on learning that he isn't the favorite then hangs himself.

Three years later a hurricane levels her house (and presumably kills her remaining son, but that's not made clear), and she accepts God as her Saviour.

On the final panel it says: "Jesus is God Almighty and He's running the show. If you fight him you'll lose."

The End.

Funny, you'd think that a God would be intelligent enough to realize that killing her with a bolt of lightning at the exact moment she's telling her kids he doesn't exist would save three souls for the price of one, rather than saving one soul for the price of three.

Or maybe he just likes killing kids.

Cainkane1
30th July 2011, 06:34 AM
That link doesn't work for me, but I found it here (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp).

For those who don't want to bother reading it, here's a summery...

Starts off with the arrival of a neighbor from hell (AKA "Mean Momma") with three delinquent boys terrorizing the neighborhood. Her neighbors don't know what to do to to protect themselves, until one of them (a preacher) decides to talk with her.

A preacher tells Mean Momma about the Jesus story, which she was apparently unfamiliar with, mentioning that the wicked will be thrown into a lake of fire. She tells him that she's not afraid of God, and the preacher says that he'll pray that God makes her afraid of him, no matter what it takes.

Two years later, one of her sons dies when he loses control of a stolen car during a high-speed chase. Mean Momma rails against God, saying she hates him for taking her favorite son.

The middle son, on learning that he isn't the favorite then hangs himself.

Three years later a hurricane levels her house (and presumably kills her remaining son, but that's not made clear), and she accepts God as her Saviour.

On the final panel it says: "Jesus is God Almighty and He's running the show. If you fight him you'll lose."

The End.

Funny, you'd think that a God would be intelligent enough to realize that killing her with a bolt of lightning at the exact moment she's telling her kids he doesn't exist would save three souls for the price of one, rather than saving one soul for the price of three.

Or maybe he just likes killing kids.
You'e being rational Jack Chick isn't.

Sawbones79
31st July 2011, 01:19 AM
You'e being rational Jack Chick isn't.

Or perhaps Chick is just one of the worlds most clever satanists, alienating scores of people from christianity with each tract :D.

Brattus
31st July 2011, 01:26 AM
That's true, but it's God's fault for making babies so juicy and tender.

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Priceless!

Beerina
31st July 2011, 02:15 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages67610/1068/1068_01.gif

Read and throw up.

That link doesn't work for me, but I found it here (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp).

For those who don't want to bother reading it, here's a summary...


"God is an *******."

kedo1981
31st July 2011, 07:08 AM
I wonder if Jack realizes that his tracks are just a kind of bible thumper porn?

Cainkane1
31st July 2011, 10:13 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages55390/1068/1068_08.gif I like this panel. She ran her neighbors off but kept the cake.

Mudcat
31st July 2011, 03:56 PM
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Priceless!

For everything else there's visa/mastercard.

rjh01
31st July 2011, 03:59 PM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages55390/1068/1068_08.gif I like this panel. She ran her neighbors off but kept the cake.

I was so looking forward to reading this, but the link did not work.

Mudcat
31st July 2011, 04:01 PM
I was so looking forward to reading this, but the link did not work.

Holy crap! my sarcasm detector just went off the scale! :id:

Cainkane1
31st July 2011, 04:15 PM
I was so looking forward to reading this, but the link did not work.
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp

Marduk
1st August 2011, 09:34 AM
erm, this was just Job with the characters changed and half the plot missing
:p

Abdul Alhazred
1st August 2011, 03:26 PM
Jack Chick has a new tract. Time for my regular Jack Chick review at its usual venue.

http://www.skepticalcommunity.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=591557#p591557

Mister Earl
1st August 2011, 03:35 PM
You were beaten to the punch on this one.

Abdul Alhazred
1st August 2011, 03:59 PM
My regular review is not dependent of what anyone else does.

shandyjan
1st August 2011, 04:08 PM
I know he's having a go at the 'evil atheists' as normal, but you can't help noticing she actually believes in God right the way through really:confused: I think someone doesn't be;ieve there are true Scotsmen athiests!

Roadtoad
1st August 2011, 04:33 PM
More emotional blackmail and misery from Ol' Brother Jack.

I flip it two birds in a circle

Delvo
1st August 2011, 08:13 PM
I know he's having a go at the 'evil atheists' as normalAny (evil) non-Christians, not necessarily just atheists.

Brian-M
2nd August 2011, 02:36 AM
erm, this was just Job with the characters changed and half the plot missing
:p


Like a partial retelling of Job with a female protagonist, but with two major differences from the original plot...

Job was a faithful believer before his family was killed.
Job didn't change his position about God.
So no, not much like Job at all.

Mudcat
2nd August 2011, 02:46 AM
Like a partial retelling of Job with a female protagonist, but with two major differences from the original plot...

Job was a faithful believer before his family was killed.
Job didn't change his position about God.
So no, not much like Job at all.

It's like Job in that they are equally pointless and untrue. They are also both Fundie porn.

paiute
2nd August 2011, 03:51 AM
You can read the tract here: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1068/1068_01.asp

It's just crazy.

Yeah... so your deity killed three kids to prove a point when there are innumerable angels hanging around who could have delivered the message just as well with no casualties. Great PR work there, Lou.

Abdul Alhazred
2nd August 2011, 04:04 PM
Also, there's nothing in the book of Job about being "saved".

No particular reward for Job even by implication.

Cactus Wren
2nd August 2011, 09:34 PM
Trouble is her children were dead and burning in Hell already. Well perhaps except for the toddler. Jack Chick said somewhere that children don't go to Hell.

Has he? Toddlers, maybe, but very slightly older kids (on Planet Chick) definitely do: Timmy, in Happy Halloween (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0032/0032_01.asp), ends up in hell. Heidi, in my old favorite The Little Princess (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0063/0063_01.asp), is saved only hours before her death at age seven -- and it's clear that she was indeed "saved", that she only ends up in heaven because she's said the magic words.

Filippo Lippi
3rd August 2011, 12:02 AM
I was told on these forums, and shown the scriptures that PROVE IT, that belief in the holy spirit would mean that he would teach the believer everything. Didn't teach Chick not to be a sadist.

Cainkane1
5th November 2011, 07:01 AM
http://www.chick.com/images/1071.gif Here we see the Catholics among things orchestrting Abraham Lincolns assassination.

Captain_Swoop
5th November 2011, 07:14 AM
I see a small gif of some logo or other.

Cainkane1
5th November 2011, 07:26 AM
I apoogise. I believe you'll have to go to Jack Chicks website and go to Whats New. The tract is a riot.

Lisa Simpson
5th November 2011, 07:31 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1071/1071_01.asp

This should work.

AlBell
5th November 2011, 07:49 AM
Yup. That does it.

Thanks.

Khan
5th November 2011, 07:56 AM
This has to be some sort of sick, twisted joke. It just has to be.

Lisa Simpson
5th November 2011, 07:59 AM
This has to be some sort of sick, twisted joke. It just has to be.

I go back and forth between thinking it's the world's best Poe and being real.

Hoppy
5th November 2011, 08:00 AM
It appears that we have much to fear from Catholics and the "forbidden fruit" was actually a pine cone, pineapple, or christmas tree ornament.

Foster Zygote
5th November 2011, 08:15 AM
Here we see the Catholics among things orchestrting Abraham Lincolns assassination.

Well there's the hard evidence that Bill Thompson was looking for.

Nogbad
5th November 2011, 08:26 AM
Not a big fan of the Tims is he? Bet he has a season ticket to Ibrox

joobz
5th November 2011, 08:37 AM
Today I learned:
1.) Catholics created Islam to kill Jews
2.) Catholics pray to the wafer god
3.) Catholics created Communism AND Nazism as ways to take over the world.

That is the purest distillation of crazy I have ever seen.

Nogbad
5th November 2011, 08:42 AM
Today I learned:
1.) Catholics created Islam to kill Jews
2.) Catholics pray to the wafer god
3.) Catholics created Communism AND Nazism as ways to take over the world.

That is the purest distillation of crazy I have ever seen.

I particularly like the antipathy they installed between the Nazis and the Communists - presumably this is to cover their tracks :rolleyes:

ChristineR
5th November 2011, 10:15 AM
Chick is genuine, although in his old age he seems to have crossed the line from no-nuttier-than-the-folks-in-my-nutty-church into genuine psychosis.

Cainkane1
5th November 2011, 10:36 AM
I'll give this to Mr. Jack Chick. Other weiird off beat cults often go the anti semetic route but not Jack Chick. He's not only pro jewish he condemns those who aren't. I enjoy the rants of this man. To me its like watching a very unusual soap opera using little comic books.

Penemue
5th November 2011, 10:41 AM
Chick tracts are hilarious. Some of the best anti-Christian propaganda you can find.

Roadtoad
5th November 2011, 10:41 AM
Just a repeat of what I've said before:

When Jack Chick put out tracts about how Jesus' love for people, he got things done. He accomplished far more for the Church when he did that than he ever did with this kind of mindless drivel.

What a frigging waste.

phatred
5th November 2011, 10:48 AM
"He sent a worldwide flood to destroy them." God supposedly drowned millions of people yet Chick continues to tell you how evil Satan is.

X
5th November 2011, 11:03 AM
Wait, I'm confused. I thought the standard Fundy line was that Hitler was an atheist. Now he's Catholic? (Sun Media's pet moronic Catholic apologist Micheal Coren would go apoplectic. Someone should send this to him.)

Cactus Wren
5th November 2011, 11:44 AM
I'll give this to Mr. Jack Chick. Other weiird off beat cults often go the anti semetic route but not Jack Chick. He's not only pro jewish he condemns those who aren't.

Not quite. Like other Darbyite fundagelicals, he's only pro-Israel because it will bring Jesus back -- and like them, he holds to a truly medieval convert-or-die attitude towards actual Jewish people.

Chick's portrayal of Jews (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp)

Fascination
5th November 2011, 01:36 PM
They're putting out books now. There's a new one titled,"I Was a Vampire". It's about a guy who was a satanist and needed to drink blood to survive. Then he accepted Jesus as his personal savior and he was cured of his vampirism (if only the vampire cure quest in Oblivion had been that simple).
And yes, chick tracts are supposed to be serious. I know it's hard to believe but some people really believe this crap.

Cainkane1
5th November 2011, 02:35 PM
Not quite. Like other Darbyite fundagelicals, he's only pro-Israel because it will bring Jesus back -- and like them, he holds to a truly medieval convert-or-die attitude towards actual Jewish people.

Chick's portrayal of Jews (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp)
Well yeah.

rwguinn
5th November 2011, 02:43 PM
The Awful Truth by Jack Chick .
The most significant word in the title is the 2nd one....

Leumas
5th November 2011, 06:03 PM
Today I learned:
1.) Catholics created Islam to kill Jews
2.) Catholics pray to the wafer god
3.) Catholics created Communism AND Nazism as ways to take over the world.

That is the purest distillation of crazy I have ever seen.

Not quite. Like other Darbyite fundagelicals, he's only pro-Israel because it will bring Jesus back -- and like them, he holds to a truly medieval convert-or-die attitude towards actual Jewish people.

Chick's portrayal of Jews (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp)



WOW.....these comics are so mind bogglingly demented..... it is beyond belief that a person with a brain could think of such utter excrement.

:jaw-dropp

Robrob
5th November 2011, 06:06 PM
Apparently Chick (or his ghost writer) like "Pinky and the Brain?"

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/lepcmama/pinky_brain.jpg

Roadtoad
5th November 2011, 06:10 PM
Apparently Chick (or his ghost writer) like "Pinky and the Brain?"

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/lepcmama/pinky_brain.jpg

This might work better...

iJPFSNu_QNs

Cainkane1
5th November 2011, 06:11 PM
WOW.....these comics are so mind bogglingly demented..... it is beyond belief that a person with a brain could think of such utter excrement.

:jaw-dropp
Some of Jack Chicks comics shown a degree of skill. However I don't believe the man or his followers are completely sane. If you are new to Mr. Chicks comics you are in for a treat. It a rare insight ito a fundamentalistically diseased mind.

Leumas
5th November 2011, 06:22 PM
Some of Jack Chicks comics shown a degree of skill. However I don't believe the man or his followers are completely sane. If you are new to Mr. Chicks comics you are in for a treat. It a rare insight ito a fundamentalistically diseased mind.


I find it hard to believe that a guy with the skills he has could be so utterly moronic. That is why I propose that he is EXPLOITING a market NICHE...what do you think?

SezMe
5th November 2011, 06:33 PM
In the 6th or 7th (depending on how you count) panel, there is a hand holding a platter with "IHS" on it and "wafer god" written below it. What does IHS stand for?

ChristineR
5th November 2011, 06:36 PM
I used to buy and read Chick tracts as a kid. They scared the hell (figuratively speaking) out of me. I think the key to dissecting Chick is to realize that he's just quoting from a sort of shared fantasy entertained and developed by thousands of people over many years. I don't just mean Christianity but rather the paranoid, self-reinforcing ideas about satanic conspiracies and the Catholics and everything else. The idea that the pope had Kennedy assassinated because the president made an attempt to balance good national policy with his personal religious beliefs is extreme, but it's typical of people who tell themselves that the whole Catholic church is a tool of Satan designed to mislead Christians. That's not an extreme idea in Chick's circles.

As a side note, one of the most interesting thing about the Chick tracts is how he's updated them over the years. This one (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0094/0094_01.asp) is out of print, but it used to be about atheist neo-Nazis. Now it's about Wiccans. Still, the "end times" gotta keep up with the times!

fishbait
5th November 2011, 07:23 PM
In the 6th or 7th (depending on how you count) panel, there is a hand holding a platter with "IHS" on it and "wafer god" written below it. What does IHS stand for?It's the monogram of Jesus (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07649a.htm)

slingblade
5th November 2011, 07:30 PM
And you should see his towels!

SezMe
5th November 2011, 08:08 PM
Jesus has to shower? If he comes down any more pegs he's gonna seem downright human. :)

Starthinker
5th November 2011, 08:21 PM
I used to buy and read Chick tracts as a kid.

Did you really pay for them?

Has he drawn Mohammad before? Shouldn't someone target him for this as others who have drawn Mohammad?

ChristineR
5th November 2011, 08:27 PM
Did you really pay for them?

Absolutely. They came from a Christian book and supply store at a nearby shopping center. They were relatively cheap though.

Trent Wray
5th November 2011, 09:14 PM
I find it hard to believe that a guy with the skills he has could be so utterly moronic. That is why I propose that he is EXPLOITING a market NICHE...what do you think? I think fear causing someone to act on and believe irrational things, crossed with dealing with that fear for so long that you end up exploiting it in others ... is a fine line that doesn't always get purposefully crossed until it's "too late".

Fear makes otherwise intelligent and talented people do irrational and sometimes crazy ****.

genesplicer
5th November 2011, 09:18 PM
It's the monogram of Jesus (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07649a.htm)

In another Chick Tract, he claims that this is, in fact, an admission by the Catholics that they are pagans. According to Jack Chick, the IHS stands for Isis, Horus and Set.

I wish I still had my old collection of tracts. I got rid of them some time ago, and I recently figured out that they change old tracts with new wording. I think some of it is to keep them 'up to date', but some of it seems to me to be to get rid of things that might now be embarrassing for Chick.

Andrew Wiggin
5th November 2011, 09:32 PM
Well, he's got the awful down to a science. The truth, not so much.

Fascination
5th November 2011, 10:26 PM
I prefer my Sandman comics...

UnrepentantSinner
5th November 2011, 10:45 PM
I'll give this to Mr. Jack Chick. Other weiird off beat cults often go the anti semetic route but not Jack Chick. He's not only pro jewish he condemns those who aren't. I enjoy the rants of this man. To me its like watching a very unusual soap opera using little comic books.

He does have a lot of Naziesque caricatures of Jews in his tracts. Check out the professor in "Big Daddy".

slingblade
5th November 2011, 10:52 PM
I remember when you used to get those stupid things in your Trick-or-Treat bag at Hallowe'en.

I remember the satisfying "thwack!" of the eggs we threw, too. :)

FreshHat
5th November 2011, 11:27 PM
I'd like to thank the OP for turning me on to Chick Tracts about a year ago.They are like Ned Flanders on acid. Always a great read!

bikerdruid
5th November 2011, 11:37 PM
Well there's the hard evidence that Bill Thompson was looking for.

i think the chick tract is where he got the idea.

Cainkane1
6th November 2011, 05:33 AM
I find it hard to believe that a guy with the skills he has could be so utterly moronic. That is why I propose that he is EXPLOITING a market NICHE...what do you think?
No he believes what he says. Mr. Chick is even more weird than his tracts suggest. He believes that the KJV is the only version of the bible that is divinely inspired. The other bibles have flaws because of their connection with the catholics. The man is mentally ill big time. Remember the man is a fanatic.

Cainkane1
6th November 2011, 05:42 AM
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chick.com%2Freading%2Ftra cts%2F1110%2F1110_01.asp&h=1AQGAqFF2AQFHpiHb4wRbZpFhFAn8uqcucLpN6NZ2TSQGuA

Heres where a black woman went to Heaven despite the fact that she was bi sexual.

Trent Wray
6th November 2011, 08:58 AM
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chick.com%2Freading%2Ftra cts%2F1110%2F1110_01.asp&h=1AQGAqFF2AQFHpiHb4wRbZpFhFAn8uqcucLpN6NZ2TSQGuA

Heres where a black woman went to Heaven despite the fact that she was bi sexual.
I dont have a facebook account :(

ETA: nevermind :)

Roadtoad
6th November 2011, 11:09 AM
I remember when you used to get those stupid things in your Trick-or-Treat bag at Hallowe'en.

I remember the satisfying "thwack!" of the eggs we threw, too. :)

Ah, yes. I remember that too. Usually when we handed out Chick Tracts at Halloween.

slingblade
6th November 2011, 12:43 PM
Ah, yes. I remember that too. Usually when we handed out Chick Tracts at Halloween.

Oh, :D!

Mudcat
6th November 2011, 01:08 PM
That was horribly disjointed and I couldn't read it or figure what it's about. You know, standard religionist hogwash.

Beelzebuddy
6th November 2011, 07:06 PM
The first couple of pages had me concerned. They were too simplistic. 70s punk? Jewish guy? Is this really the best he can do? "What're we gonna do tonight, Schnozz?" "Same thing we do every night, Pinko: watch Mel Brooks and listen to the Ramones."

Thankfully such crude fumblings seem to be a byproduct of the hiatus, because he's soon back on form:

http://i.imgur.com/GTctl.gif

If you don't know what this guy's thinking, I'll meet you in the rectory in five minutes.

It's still not at the same level of awesome as his old stuff, mostly because it's just recycled antiCatholic crap. Would it kill him to tell us we're going to hell because of the facebooks or something that anyone cares about?


I can't think of a way to link it in with the rest of the post, so here's a good parody chick tract. (http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=135)

Cainkane1
6th November 2011, 08:09 PM
I'd like to thank the OP for turning me on to Chick Tracts about a year ago.They are like Ned Flanders on acid. Always a great read!
You're welcome.

AvalonXQ
6th November 2011, 08:18 PM
That tract could just as easily put this thread in the CT forum. Apparently the Vatican was behind the assassinations of both Abraham Lincoln and JFK.

slingblade
6th November 2011, 08:30 PM
I can't think of a way to link it in with the rest of the post, so here's a good parody chick tract. (http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=135)


OMG, what a brilliant idea!


Poe Tracts! I'll make a fortune!

MIKILLINI
6th November 2011, 09:11 PM
Fear-mongering to the extreme.

Jon.
7th November 2011, 11:40 AM
On page 8, the guy who says "That's too easy. I refuse to believe it." Is that supposed to be Dawkins?

It's always fun to play spot-the-clumsy-cultural-reference with Chick.

poblob14
7th November 2011, 11:57 AM
Apparently Chick (or his ghost writer) like "Pinky and the Brain?"

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e279/lepcmama/pinky_brain.jpg
Wow, Fang and a Pinky reference in the very first panel. Best. Chick. Ever. (Not a high standard, but still.)

poblob14
7th November 2011, 12:00 PM
In another Chick Tract, he claims that this is, in fact, an admission by the Catholics that they are pagans. According to Jack Chick, the IHS stands for Isis, Horus and Set.
Here you go (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0071/0071_01.asp); ninth panel down. I think he has that elsewhere as well.

Cainkane1
22nd April 2012, 10:59 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages99764/1075/1075_01.gif

Jack says global warming is a plot by scientists.

TimCallahan
22nd April 2012, 11:27 AM
This demonstrates that fundamentalist Christianity is often simply the quasi-religious arm of right-wing politics. There is absolutely nothing in global climate change that attacks the Bible or Christian doctrine. In fact, Christians with an apocalyptic bent could easily see in global warming the beginning of the fulfillment of end-times prophecy. That Jack Chick attacks the science of global climate change demonstrates two things: He has an anti-intellectual bias against science, and, for him Christianity = capitalism.

ETA: I saw the Chick tract elsewhere, but I couldn't make your link work. However, you can find the tract here (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1075/1075_01.asp).

TheGoldcountry
22nd April 2012, 11:46 AM
Jack Chick would make me laugh if I didn't know that millions of people buy this crap. I used to get his little comics on Halloween instead of candy. NOT popular houses, to be sure.

TheGoldcountry
22nd April 2012, 11:49 AM
This demonstrates that fundamentalist Christianity is often simply the quasi-religious arm of right-wing politics. There is absolutely nothing in global climate change that attacks the Bible or Christian doctrine. In fact, Christians with an apocalyptic bent could easily see in global warming the beginning of the fulfillment of end-times prophecy. That Jack Chick attacks the science of global climate change demonstrates two things: He has an anti-intellectual bias against science, and, for him Christianity = capitalism.

ETA: I saw the Chick tract elsewhere, but I couldn't make your link work. However, you can find the tract here (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1075/1075_01.asp).

I've also never understood why fundies are so opposed to climate change. I guess once you're willing to throw science to the curb, (ID, age of the Earth, etc.) you go full throttle and don't let anything stop you.

steve s
22nd April 2012, 12:00 PM
There is absolutely nothing in global climate change that attacks the Bible or Christian doctrine. In fact,

Many fundies refuse to believe it because of Genesis 9:11 (OMG!:eek:9/11!!!eleventy!!!!)
I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.

Of course, no scientist is saying that the entire earth would be flooded. But that doesn't stop the fundies from making the claim.

Steve S

Beerina
22nd April 2012, 07:33 PM
Picture is gone already. That didn't take Chick long.

MattusMaximus
22nd April 2012, 08:29 PM
Picture is gone already. That didn't take Chick long.

I saved a copy, because that one's a keeper.

Ahhh, Jack... you never fail to make me both :rolleyes: and :)

Cainkane1
24th April 2012, 11:32 AM
What picture was this?

Mark6
24th April 2012, 12:27 PM
And why did Jack Chick take it down?

MattusMaximus
24th April 2012, 09:02 PM
And why did Jack Chick take it down?

Perhaps because it was too damn ludicrous even for him? Trust me, if you read through the whole thing, he is quite effectively shooting himself in the foot :)

devnull
25th April 2012, 02:59 AM
Can someone send it to me? pm for email or something.....

Belz...
25th April 2012, 03:34 AM
I want to see it !! :)

Sideroxylon
25th April 2012, 03:43 AM
Me too!

Mark6
25th April 2012, 05:11 AM
Perhaps because it was too damn ludicrous even for him? Trust me, if you read through the whole thing, he is quite effectively shooting himself in the foot :)
If so, that's a first. I did not think Jack Chick was even capable of realizing anything he draws is ridiculous or self-defeating.

Professor Yaffle
25th April 2012, 05:21 AM
Its still here:

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1075/1075_01.asp

Wolfman
25th April 2012, 05:34 AM
I've also never understood why fundies are so opposed to climate change.
There are a number of reasons, but I think that the most fundamental underlying reason is that it is evil atheist scientists who are making the claims.

Once you have that, the rest is easy. Get some ignorant fool to make claims such as, "God controls our world, to claim that we can destroy it is to claim that we are more powerful than God", or "God gave us dominion over the Earth, now these atheists are trying to take our god-given rights away from us!", or any other such nonsense.

Once that person makes such a claim, of course scientists respond by disagreeing. And the moment that they disagree, then it becomes an "atheist vs. religion" thing...and of course, Christians cannot possibly side with the atheists, against their fellow believers.

Doesn't matter whether their arguments are rational, or have any merit whatsoever; what matters is that it is Christian leaders vs. atheist authorities, and they simply will never back the atheists. And the more scientists seek to prove they're correct, the more it is seen simply as an attack on their religious leaders.

Marduk
25th April 2012, 07:13 AM
ha, the second most powerful force on earth isn't Satan, what an idiot
its Cillit Bang/Easy-Off BAM
:D

Sideroxylon
25th April 2012, 07:48 AM
Lol at the Arab holding a Turkish flag.

Belz...
26th April 2012, 03:10 AM
Its still here:

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1075/1075_01.asp

I still can't see it, dammit ! :(

Avery Dashwood
26th April 2012, 10:45 AM
The lovely, Jesus-fearing man you elected to congress tells you global warming is a hoax. The scientist tells you it's real. The same scientist also rejects creationism, so you know he's a liar. The choice is easy.

Cainkane1
1st June 2012, 06:21 AM
http://www.chick.com/images/5_1_whyshouldi.jpg A naive boy gets saved.

Ocelot
1st June 2012, 06:27 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1079/1079_01.asp

ooh the tribulation is coming very soon. Is that where we all get swamped with fast breeding lumps of fur.

Seismosaurus
1st June 2012, 06:37 AM
I know there's plenty to laugh at in Jack Chick, but the one aspect that always astounds me about this kind of viewpoint is the image they seem to have of non believers. So often, his non believers have the worldview they do not because they have thought it out and come to a conclusion, but rather because they've simply never heard of christianity.

This is a classic. Seriously, the kid in this comic has never heard of souls. "Soul? What's a soul? Am I supposed to have one?" Nor does he have any concept of what hell is. He asks if Jesus is "some religious guy, like Buddha, Allah, or the Pope?"

And of course the response to this revelation is always "Oh, wow, you mean I just have to pray to Jesus and I'll be saved?! That's amazing!"

The idea that you could know this story, in detail, and just not buy it seems to be something their mindset just can't grasp.

Beerina
1st June 2012, 06:40 AM
Aw, ****** My soul looks just like me?!?!?













I was hopin' to wake up looking like this

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll38/Gnurl/michaeltammaroshoot46vhworking280x8.jpg

or this

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll38/Gnurl/olivia-munn-semi-pro-01.jpg

oh wait, like this!

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll38/Gnurl/Xena.jpg

Ian Osborne
1st June 2012, 06:42 AM
I know there's plenty to laugh at in Jack Chick, but the one aspect that always astounds me about this kind of viewpoint is the image they seem to have of non believers. So often, his non believers have the worldview they do not because they have thought it out and come to a conclusion, but rather because they've simply never heard of christianity.

Yes, I've thought that for years. As a youngster, I used to wonder whether the average American, who of course doesn't do religious studies in school, is genuinely that ignorant about Christianity and its tenets. Nowadays, I just think it's Chick's biases coming through. He's so obsessed with his religion that he simply can't grasp the fact that people might have heard of it, studied it and even experienced it without turning into a full-on fundie.

RenaissanceBiker
1st June 2012, 06:49 AM
So often, his non believers have the worldview they do not because they have thought it out and come to a conclusion, but rather because they've simply never heard of christianity.
It's not just J.C. that believes this. I once had a Jehovah's Witness start relating a practiced Jesus narrative to me. I stopped her mid-sentence by saying, "I am familiar with the legend." She was shocked that I referred to it as a legend and astonished that I knew of it and still didn't believe it. Her cognitive dissonance was delicious.

Hoppy
1st June 2012, 07:29 AM
My favorite is: "you came from monkeys". Why certainly. I was a rhesus myself, the Mrs.
was a chimp and the kids were kind of a mix. Uncle Frank was a baboon.
Now that we don't spend all of our time shaving to fit in we can do better things.

Seismosaurus
1st June 2012, 07:37 AM
It's not just J.C. that believes this. I once had a Jehovah's Witness start relating a practiced Jesus narrative to me. I stopped her mid-sentence by saying, "I am familiar with the legend." She was shocked that I referred to it as a legend and astonished that I knew of it and still didn't believe it. Her cognitive dissonance was delicious.

There's a wonderful interview Chris Hitchens did once with Todd Friel where Friel was trying a "gotcha" schtick whereby he played a "hypotheticals" game... he asked a series of questions along the lines of "What if god truly exists, don't you think he would have rights on your life?" and "What if there is a judgment day and god asks you to give an account of yourself... how do you think you would do?"

Over and over Hitchens gave the kinds of answers you might imagine... and Friel just could not comprehend it. Over and over he got answers other than the ones he obviously wanted, and over and over he just kept saying "But it's a hypothetical... assuming god does exist..." Todd Friel just could not grasp that Hitchens could accept his hypothetical and yet still come to different conclusions. It's a level of cognitive dissonance that is really quite stunning to see.

And it's on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvIyjmqUhuU)

Foster Zygote
1st June 2012, 08:00 AM
Chick Tracts come in handy video format now.

pakeha
1st June 2012, 09:02 AM
... Todd Friel just could not grasp that Hitchens could accept his hypothetical and yet still come to different conclusions. It's a level of cognitive dissonance that is really quite stunning to see.

And it's on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvIyjmqUhuU)

Lovely.

Uncle Otto
1st June 2012, 03:52 PM
There's a wonderful interview Chris Hitchens did once with Todd Friel where Friel was trying a "gotcha" schtick whereby he played a "hypotheticals" game...
And it's on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvIyjmqUhuU)

Bloody hell what a bunch of pre-canned schlock from Friel. Do they seriously think that no one on the planet has heard this drivel before? Good recording though. Should make a nice reference for future skeptics.

Checkmite
1st June 2012, 09:58 PM
The idea that you could know this story, in detail, and just not buy it seems to be something their mindset just can't grasp.

I don't think Chick honestly cares whether people buy the story; all that matters is that church groups keep buying his tracts.

Dog Breakfast
3rd June 2012, 07:15 PM
The idea that you could know this story, in detail, and just not buy it seems to be something their mindset just can't grasp.

Spectacular:

F: Even though he keeps you alive, he causes you to breathe, he provides you food and everything that is good he doesn't have any rights to tell you what to do? Nothing?

H: Does that mean that people who are sick and poor and hungry are excused this obligation of thanking someone brokenly for owning them?

F: That's not part of the gameshow.

Filippo Lippi
4th June 2012, 12:05 AM
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1079/1079_01.asp

ooh the tribulation is coming very soon. Is that where we all get swamped with fast breeding lumps of fur.

I refused to believe until I saw the arrow pointing to the poo, now I have been saved.

megaresp
4th June 2012, 02:31 AM
ha, the second most powerful force on earth isn't Satan, what an idiot
its Cillit Bang/Easy-Off BAM
:D

BANG! And the sin is gone. God bless Garry Scott.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVHUAco_k-g

Cainkane1
20th August 2012, 07:10 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/1081/1081_01.gif Read and laugh.

TragicMonkey
20th August 2012, 07:17 AM
1. It's pretty funny when Jack Chick (or ghost writer) characterizes a racist remark of someone else's as "very rude".

2. I am powerfully tempted to include a note "Note the crescent moon" on every picture ever, provided there are no crescent moons pictured.

svenax
20th August 2012, 07:46 AM
http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/1081/1081_01.gif Read and laugh.

I think you meant to link to http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1081/1081_01.asp

Terrible stuff as always.

poblob14
20th August 2012, 07:52 AM
No Fang, don't care. :D

Edit: Speaking of crescent moons, how the heck is that star in the middle of the moon visible during the camel story?

jimfish
20th August 2012, 08:49 AM
Jesus Christ can be your personal Saviour and dearest friend - or your deadliest enemy. Take your pick.


It's nice that Jesus works like a protection racket. Gives me a real cozy feeling inside.

timhau
20th August 2012, 11:44 AM
"Muhammad hated the Bible because it tells us Jesus Christ (not Allah) created the universe."

Really? I thought it was his dad.

tsig
20th August 2012, 11:59 AM
"Muhammad hated the Bible because it tells us Jesus Christ (not Allah) created the universe."

Really? I thought it was his dad.

Well JC and his father are the same* so it's all good.

(that's some of that somefisticated theology that you often hear about but seldom see)

*there's a holy spook in there too so we have a divine menange-a-trois. Two males and a bi?

kmortis
20th August 2012, 01:37 PM
Well JC and his father are the same* so it's all good.

(that's some of that somefisticated theology that you often hear about but seldom see)

*there's a holy spook in there too so we have a divine menange-a-trois. Two males and a bi?

THG is usually referred to in the masciline...

Beerina
20th August 2012, 01:47 PM
I think you meant to link to http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1081/1081_01.asp

Terrible stuff as always.

And Yahweh is a mountain god who married Ashera. What's his point?


"Muhammad hated the Bible because it tells us Jesus Christ (not Allah) created the universe."

Really? I thought it was his dad.

I thought conflating Jesus with God was a Catholic thing.

Almo
20th August 2012, 02:21 PM
That man never ceases to amaze me.

Wuglife
20th August 2012, 02:55 PM
How do people honestly accept that as the actions of a benevolent and just being?

It makes perfect sense if one subscribes to the divine command theory of morality. If one accepts what is "right" is specifically what god says is right, then god could say that one must to do any atrocity of any kind, and that person is morally obligated to do it.

God can commit all the atrocities he wants because if his will is the entire source of right and wrong, atrocities can be a good thing.

Paul2
20th August 2012, 03:55 PM
God can commit all the atrocities he wants because if his will is the entire source of right and wrong, atrocities can be a good thing.

Aha, so might *does* make right. I had it wrong all along. :D

poblob14
21st August 2012, 06:28 AM
I thought conflating Jesus with God was a Catholic thing.
Oh, no, not at all. From the gospel of John:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. And later context makes clear that the Word they're talking about is Jesus.

Now, this is a concept that's pretty much limited to John; John is waaaaaay different from the other ("synoptic") gospels. But it's by no means a Catholic-only thing; in fact, the fundies sometimes criticize Catholics for moving Jesus too far from God. For examples, see other Chick tracts. :)

halleyscomet
12th December 2012, 10:45 AM
This one is out of print. I wonder why...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36415910/Lisa/lisa1.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36415910/Lisa/lisa2.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36415910/Lisa/lisa3.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36415910/Lisa/lisa4.jpg

r-j
12th December 2012, 06:30 PM
Anger .... rising