History YMMV / ChickTracts

8th Feb '16 4:26:27 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://enterthejabberwock.com/pics/chick/bewitched/0045_06.gif The demons]] in "Bewitched?" look eerily similar to [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/spiritedaway/images/c/c8/No-Face.png/revision/latest?cb=20120724115624 No-Face]] from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', which was released a year after the tract.
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://enterthejabberwock.com/pics/chick/bewitched/0045_06.gif The The]] [[http://enterthejabberwock.com/pics/chick/bewitched/0045_09.gif demons]] in "Bewitched?" look eerily similar to [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/spiritedaway/images/c/c8/No-Face.png/revision/latest?cb=20120724115624 No-Face]] from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', which was released a year after the tract.
8th Feb '16 3:25:14 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Also [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1000/1000_01.asp God will cause untold death and suffering]] on innocents because Chick thinks their nation [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1055/1055_01.asp wronged Israel and/or the Jews]] at some point in their history. He then states that Jesus will personally save Israel during the Apocalypse and will damn all the people who live in nations who have ever (in Chick's mind) wronged Israel and the Jews to hell... yet he explicitly states that [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp the Jews are all damned to hell for not believing in Jesus and killing him on the cross]]. The implication here being that [[UnfortunateImplications Jesus wants no harm to come for the Jews because he wants to send them to hell personally.]]. Chick, like a lot of fundamentalists, wants Israel to keep existing so Armageddon can happen there. TheRapture (and by implication, the [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]]) is actually a desirable outcome for a fundamentalist, one presumes. For further UnfortunateImplications, consider that MutuallyAssuredDestruction is [[ANuclearError no deterrent at all]] to someone who's expecting eternal salvation in the afterlife.
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** Also [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1000/1000_01.asp God will cause untold death and suffering]] on innocents because Chick thinks their nation [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1055/1055_01.asp wronged Israel and/or the Jews]] at some point in their history. He then states that Jesus will personally save Israel during the Apocalypse and will damn all the people who live in nations who have ever (in Chick's mind) wronged Israel and the Jews to hell... yet he explicitly states that [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp the Jews are all damned to hell for not believing in Jesus and killing him on the cross]]. The implication here being that [[UnfortunateImplications [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Jesus wants no harm to come for the Jews because he wants to send them to hell personally.]].personally]]. Chick, like a lot of fundamentalists, wants Israel to keep existing so Armageddon can happen there. TheRapture (and by implication, the [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]]) is actually a desirable outcome for a fundamentalist, one presumes. For further UnfortunateImplications, consider that MutuallyAssuredDestruction is [[ANuclearError no deterrent at all]] to someone who's expecting eternal salvation in the afterlife.
8th Feb '16 3:24:29 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://enterthejabberwock.com/pics/chick/bewitched/0045_06.gif The demons]] in "Bewitched?" look eerily similar to [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/spiritedaway/images/c/c8/No-Face.png/revision/latest?cb=20120724115624 No-Face]] from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', which was released a year after the tract.
6th Feb '16 7:34:44 PM JetpackPercy
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** Well, you can't root for the man opposing the Christian, because he's [[spoiler: literally the devil!]]
13th Jan '16 12:43:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0070/0070_01.asp The Traitor]], an in-universe example comes up when the Hindu priest Ramu asks the Christian protagonist about how powerful Jesus is, asking about traits such as how many heads he has, what weapon he uses and the sacrifices he demands. It also falls into UnfortunateImplications by making Ramu (and Hindus as a whole, by extension) seem barbaric.
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** In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0070/0070_01.asp The Traitor]], an in-universe example comes up when the Hindu priest Ramu asks the Christian protagonist about how powerful Jesus is, asking about traits such as how many heads he has, what weapon he uses and the sacrifices he demands. It also falls into UnfortunateImplications by making Ramu (and Hindus as a whole, by extension) seem barbaric. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, the whole tract is an incredibly transparent ripoff of]] ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.)
12th Jan '16 10:51:55 AM StFan
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** When you criticise Christianity (or anything), at the very least read the texts you criticise and know what you’re talking about. ‘[[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0086/0086_01.asp The Sissy?]]’ Exemplifies this fairly well, turning the idea that Jesus was a wimp (which was actually a [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hvitkrst.shtml common insult]] used by [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Norse pagans]] against Christians, calling Jesus ‘White Christ’ to imply his cowardice as opposed to the virile ‘[[ARealMAnIsAKiller Red Þórr]]’), pointing out that he was obviously holding back and deliberately walked into tremendous danger and suffered horrifically for a greater cause.
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** When you criticise Christianity (or anything), at the very least read the texts you criticise and know what you’re talking about. ‘[[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0086/0086_01.asp The Sissy?]]’ Exemplifies this fairly well, turning the idea that Jesus was a wimp (which was actually a [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hvitkrst.shtml common insult]] used by [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse pagans]] against Christians, calling Jesus ‘White Christ’ to imply his cowardice as opposed to the virile ‘[[ARealMAnIsAKiller "[[ARealMAnIsAKiller Red Þórr]]’), Þórr]]"), pointing out that he was obviously holding back and deliberately walked into tremendous danger and suffered horrifically for a greater cause.
30th Dec '15 3:58:25 PM Silverblade2
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* ArchivePanic: There's more than over 250 tracts.
24th Dec '15 3:21:41 PM najhoant
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** The tracts in general have a surprising and almost definitely unintended fandom among atheists and religious skeptics because of their [[NarmCharm hilarious campiness]] and bizarre theology.
24th Dec '15 1:51:43 PM MagBas
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* MarySue, mostly FixerSue: Bob is one of the very rare examples of being a pure version in his own canon. He doesn't get enough CharacterDevelopment to overlap with anything else, as he's mostly the person who happens to be here, usually knowing the characters involved somehow or being at the right place at the right time.
21st Nov '15 7:13:01 PM wrm5
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** Chick's feeling the need to have special [[http://www.chick.com/catalog/tractbykeyword.asp?subject=Black%20Tract%20Series "black editions"]] of tracts.
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** Chick's feeling the need to have special [[http://www.chick.com/catalog/tractbykeyword.asp?subject=Black%20Tract%20Series "black editions"]] of tracts. The implication being that black people are so different they need their own special versions of tracts already made. Bonus for Chick in-that he doesn't have to come up with any new material, he just makes the good artists make new drawings for them. Even more bizarre, he doesn't usually even change the context of what's happening to be more culturally relevant to said audiences, which would at least make some sense; merely changing characters' skin colors instead.

*** The implication being that black people are so different they need their own special versions of tracts already made. Bonus for Chick in-that he doesn't have to come up with any new material, he just makes the good artists make new drawings for them.
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