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19th May '16 4:12:14 AM Jeduthun
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* BookBurning: In "Angels?", a former rock band member preaches to a congregation advising them to "Burn anything you have associated with [[TheNewRockAndRoll rock music]]. Then you'll be set free."


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* HeavyMeta: In "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp Angels?]]" the title rock band sings an anthem with the lyrics, "We're gonna Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock with the ROCK!"
14th Apr '16 1:33:10 AM foxley
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* HangingJudge: "Here Comes the Judge" focuses on Judge Shelton Barnstead (who doubles as a CorruptPolitician); who after [[spoiler:framing the wife of a private eye investigating some of Barnstead's corrupt dealings for murder and convicting her in a KangarooCourt]] says he's "mercifully" sentencing the woman to 40 years.
21st Mar '16 11:51:22 PM Delphi
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** Apparently abortion for God, since "Who Murdered Clarice" is the only tract where He actually gets angry and yells at sinners instead of calmly condemning them.
13th Feb '16 5:04:06 PM HamburgerTime
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Among many other examples, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, not Saint Peter, is said to have been the first Pope. There was, in fact, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Constantine Pope Constantine]], but he was neither the first Pope nor the Emperor of the same name.
9th Feb '16 3:17:21 PM Narsil
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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.

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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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