History YMMV / ChickTracts

24th Jun '17 5:47:21 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* LesYay: There is some chemistry between Holly and Samantha, the attractive young witches in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/5012/5012_01.asp "The Nervous Witch"]]. Sam tells her mother that she hates surprises (apparently because they interrupt their secret magic sessions together), and even appears jealous when Holly flirts with Mr. Williams.
4th Jun '17 11:08:52 PM Scsigs
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* IdiotPlot: Pretty much every Tract operates under the assumption that Christianity is smaller than it is, as usually you have one person having to explain what they believe and why, despite pretty much every one of them taking place in the modern day USA, a largely Christian country. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, good going, Jack.]]



* MagnificentBastard: Jack Chick’s version of Satan. A large number of Christians who otherwise would go straight to Heaven are doomed to hell because they are members of the Catholics Church. A religion created by no one else than the devil himself.

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* MagnificentBastard: Jack Chick’s version of Satan. A large number of Christians who otherwise would go straight to Heaven are doomed to hell because they are members of the Catholics Church. A religion created by no one else other than the devil himself.
30th May '17 11:36:12 PM Scsigs
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** It's weird how well Satan comes off in the banned 'Wounded Children' Tract, considering he's ''The Devil''. Instead of being evil to the degree you'd expect, he comes off as a guy who fully accepts the main character of the Tract, David, as being gay when even ''his family'' wouldn't and encourages him to embrace who he is, even being his wingman when he goes to a gay bar. Then he gives David actually useful advice to take it slowly with understanding himself and his journey to accept his being gay. Sure, it's apparently Satan who put him on the track to being gay, but afterwards he actually legitimately tries to help David be gay in a time when that wasn't socially accepted. The tract, instead of being entirely about blaming homosexuality on Satan, comes off more like it's saying to hate gays just because they're gay and influenced by Satan rather than any legitimate reasons. David himself comes off as a {{Woobie}} because he's not a bad person, he's just a guy trying to understand who he is and why. The tract even, most likely unintentionally, says being gay isn't a person's choice when it shows David struggling to be happy with himself before he accepts his homosexuality. Sure, he's influenced by Satan at most, but it's not a choice he would've made on his own.
29th May '17 8:07:22 PM skywerewolf
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*** One example, in the movie proper, is that in order to spare an enemy a player would be forced to give up all their character's wealth and items. Anybody who's played the game knows A. That's not in the rules anywhere, and in fact there are rules that cover sparing an enemy B. you can actually play a character with more Christian morals that include sparing the enemy, or that there was one setup for a monk that prevented them from doing anything but sparing enemies.
18th May '17 12:04:38 PM BrendanRizzo
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** In "Big Daddy", Jack tries to debunk evolution. His main source for that tract, Kent Hovind, is an expert on the Bible, not on science, which shows throughout the tract.

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** In "Big Daddy", Jack tries to debunk evolution. His main source for that tract, Kent Hovind, is an expert on the Bible, Bible,[[note]]and even his exegesis leaves much to be desired[[/note]], not on science, which shows throughout the tract.
15th May '17 1:59:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenBase: It should go without saying, but ''lots'' of Christians -- [[DontShootTheMessage even lots of fundamentalist Christians]] -- consider many of Chick's views to be, at best, [[InsaneTrollLogic a bit out there]]. Fred Sanders (a Christian theologian and cartoonist) [[http://www.scriptoriumdaily.com/2009/02/19/top-five-christian-comic-books/ remarks]]:
--> "In the heyday of the Christian bookstore, you could gauge how far to the right a store was by which Chick tracts they would stock. His worst stuff embarrasses even people who would be inclined to agree with him. You can hear them saying, 'Well, heck, I’m an [[TheFundamentalist anti-Catholic KJV-only separatist fundamentalist]] just like the next guy, but [[EveryoneHasStandards some of that Chick stuff is just crazy!]]'”
12th May '17 9:24:22 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. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, the whole tract is an incredibly transparent ripoff of]] ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.)

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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, Also]], the whole tract is an incredibly transparent ripoff of]] of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.)
11th May '17 10:45:29 AM Vampireandthen
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* AcceptableReligousTargets: Far and away, Catholics are the single most vilified group in Jack's work. He blames them for practically everything, and insists they are Satanic.

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* AcceptableReligousTargets: AcceptableReligiousTargets: Far and away, Catholics are the single most vilified group in Jack's work. He blames them for practically everything, and insists they are Satanic.
11th May '17 10:42:28 AM Vampireandthen
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* AcceptableReligousTargets: Far and away, Catholics are the single most vilified group in Jack's work. He blames them for practically everything, and insists they are Satanic.
9th Apr '17 6:39:57 PM Golondrina
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*** Even worse if you consider how it sets white people as the default.
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