History ComicBook / ChickTracts

9th Feb '16 3:17:21 PM Narsil
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Chick Tracts often use Deal With The Devil, but it's invariably subverted
* DealWithTheDevil: Occurs in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0078/0078_01.asp "The Contract"]] and [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp "Angels?"]] among others.
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* DealWithTheDevil: Occurs in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0078/0078_01.asp "The Contract"]] and [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp "Angels?"]] among others. But it's almost invariably ''subverted''. Firstly, if you're not a Christian[[note]]or a sufficiently small child[[/note]] the Devil will get you when you die, no matter what—he doesn't need a contract. And secondly, if you ''do'' become a Christian, Jesus will save you and no contract can stop him. So why does the Devil keep signing those deals? Not generally answered, but possibly it's to convince people they're hopelessly lost so they won't ''become'' Christians.
9th Feb '16 3:11:38 PM Narsil
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* DevilInDisguise: Several times (for example, ''[[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0003/0003_01.asp Somebody Goofed]]''). A person is considering accepting Jesus, but a friend convinces him not to—"you'll lose all your friends" or "you have plenty of time for that later". The person dies unsaved, goes to hell, and sees who his "friend" was all along.
15th Jan '16 6:15:24 AM Anddrix
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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp Alberto]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[StopHelpingMe helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And [[ViewersAreMorons "deny", "documents", and "intense"]]. And "stone". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].
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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp Alberto]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[StopHelpingMe helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And [[ViewersAreMorons "deny", "documents", and "intense"]]."intense". And "stone". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].
19th Dec '15 6:44:12 PM Midna
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** Multiple tracts (including "Big Daddy?" and "Moving On Up!") claim that the punishment for being an evolutionist instead of a young Earth theorist is burning in the Lake of Fire for the rest of eternity. It should be noted that, mostly because it was written before the idea of evolution was ever a thing, this bold claim is nowhere to be found in the Bible.
18th Dec '15 7:54:38 AM wrm5
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* HeteronormativeCrusader: Several tracts are about homosexuals being possessed by demons or generically evil. Sometimes fetish clothes and BDSM tools are used to show just how evil the gays are. Heterosexual BDSM and sodomy has not yet gotten any mention. One of the strongest examples is the tract called [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1070/1070_01.asp Uninvited]]: The tract feature [[HeteronormativeCrusader a nurse who harasses dying AIDS-patients for their "crime" of being gay]]. Of course, [[SoulSavingCrusader her actions are fully justified within the verse of the tract]], since this is an {{anvilicious}}ly bigoted AuthorTract. The real kick? It turns out that all the homosexuals became homosexuals because they were sexually molested as children. More to the point, when a child gets sexually molested, she automatically becomes unclean, possessed by a demon of defilement. The trope DefiledForever is played straight for everyone who isn't both TheFundamentalist ''and'' a Christian. Averted for all characters who are (or become) HolierThanThou: [[http://www.cafepress.co.uk/thegamer.17703956 Jesus Saves, everybody else takes 5d6 points of damage]].
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* HeteronormativeCrusader: Several tracts are about homosexuals being possessed by demons or generically evil. Sometimes fetish clothes and BDSM tools are used to show just how evil the gays are. Heterosexual BDSM and sodomy has not yet gotten any mention. One of the strongest examples is the tract called [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1070/1070_01.asp Uninvited]]: The tract feature [[HeteronormativeCrusader a nurse who harasses dying AIDS-patients for their "crime" of being gay]]. Of course, [[SoulSavingCrusader her actions are fully justified within the verse of the tract]], since this is an {{anvilicious}}ly bigoted AuthorTract. The real kick? It turns out that all the homosexuals became homosexuals because they were sexually molested as children. More to the point, when a child gets sexually molested, she automatically becomes unclean, possessed by a demon of defilement. The trope DefiledForever is played straight for everyone who isn't both TheFundamentalist ''and'' a Christian. Averted for all characters who are (or become) HolierThanThou: [[http://www.cafepress.co.uk/thegamer.17703956 Jesus Saves, everybody else takes 5d6 points of damage]].HolierThanThou.
16th Dec '15 12:32:46 PM TheUnsquished
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19th Nov '15 8:05:14 PM FF32
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* SaltAndPepper: Chick Publications produced a series of full-size comics during [[TheSeventies the 1970s]] called the Crusaders which focused on the exploits of Timothy Emerson Clark [[note]](the white guy, [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam veteran]] and namesake of an uncle who was an ambassador)[[/note]] and [[NamesTheSame James]] [[HilariousInHindsight Carter]] [[note]](the black guy and a one-time street thug before his conversion)[[/note]]

* WhiteDudeBlackDude: Chick Publications produced a series of full-size comics during [[TheSeventies the 1970s]] called the Crusaders which focused on the exploits of Timothy Emerson Clark [[note]](the white guy, [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam veteran]] and namesake of an uncle who was an ambassador)[[/note]] and [[NamesTheSame James]] [[HilariousInHindsight Carter]] [[note]](the black guy and a one-time street thug before his conversion)[[/note]]
5th Nov '15 10:16:13 AM nombretomado
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Useful Notes/ pages are not tropes
* TheProphetMuhammad: The tracts go straight into the Type 4 tradition. They portray him as a brigand, thug, devil-worshiping liar, pedophile and so on, much as it does with any other villain.
2nd Nov '15 10:06:12 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Atheists don't worship demons... [[AWolfInSheepsClothing they ARE demons]].
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* Atheists don't worship demons... [[AWolfInSheepsClothing [[HollywoodAtheist they ARE demons]].
18th Oct '15 4:54:21 PM najhoant
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* LiesToChildren: The tract "Fairy Tales?" rails against this type of lies, on the grounds that while lies of convenience and lies of fun (like Santa and the Tooth Fairy) might seem harmless they're still lies, and when found out they still hurt and will damage your child's ability trust.
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* LiesToChildren: The tract "Fairy Tales?" rails against this type of lies, on the grounds that while lies of convenience and lies of fun (like Santa and the Tooth Fairy) might seem harmless they're still lies, and when found out they still hurt and will damage your child's ability to trust.

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* LiesToChildren: The tract "Fairy Tales?" rails against this type of lies, on LongRunner: Chick has been writing and drawing tracts since the grounds that while lies of convenience TheSeventies and lies of fun (like Santa and is ''still'', at the Tooth Fairy) might seem harmless they're still lies, and when found out they still hurt and will damage your child's ability trust.age of 91, producing more.
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