History YMMV / ChickTracts

15th Nov '17 9:12:28 AM 64SuperNintendo
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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 [[Myth/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 [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse pagans]] against Christians, calling Jesus ‘White Christ’ to imply his cowardice as opposed to the virile "[[ARealMAnIsAKiller "[[ARealManIsAKiller Red Þórr]]"), pointing out that he was obviously holding back and deliberately walked into tremendous danger and suffered horrifically for a greater cause.
6th Nov '17 2:04:07 PM Jake18
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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.

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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 Catholic Church. A religion created by no one else other than the devil himself.
6th Nov '17 1:59:11 PM Jake18
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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 [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou 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 [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou 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 [[NotAfraidToDie no deterrent at all]] to someone who's expecting eternal salvation in the afterlife.
6th Nov '17 1:39:21 PM Jake18
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The EasyRoadToHell, along with the general idiocy of people in his setting, can provoke this feeling in many readers.
25th Oct '17 11:02:22 PM Robotnik
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: You’d be surprised, but there are at least two solid messages to take from many of the comics:

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: You’d be surprised, but there are at least two three solid messages to take from many of the comics:
25th Oct '17 11:00:19 PM Robotnik
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** Perhaps unusually for such conservative Christian works, several tracts have very strong anti-authoritarian overtones (as long as the authority figure in question isn't God); cops, lawyers, judges, politicians, soldiers, clerics, teachers, and even parents are often portrayed as at least as sinful as anyone else, while prisoners, the poor, and ethnic minorities are often treated sympathetically, assuming they're sufficiently faithful or convert at some point.
9th Oct '17 8:11:59 PM Delphi
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* AwesomeArt: Certainly not from Chick himself, but Fred Carter's Bible story tracts look amazing.
7th Oct '17 12:48:00 AM Scsigs
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* SeasonalRot: As Hugo and Jake from ''WebVideo/TheBibleReloaded'' pointed out in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGDOJr9mYZo&t=134s reading of "I See You,"]] one of the first tracts written and published after Jack Chick's passing, if you can believe it, the tracts are actually going ''down'' in quality. If you look at that tract for what it is, it's exactly what the Chick Tracts are, boiled down to their base elements; a message that you should be worried about being judged by God, to the point of being paranoid about not being in His good graces, images to reinforce the words, and narration that spells it all out to the readers. It's not even entertainingly bad like a lot of the ones that came before it, it's just what you expect instead of a story using InsaneTrollLogic to try to convince you to follow Christianity and its god. It's just so forced with the NightmareFuel that it ceases to be entertaining in its insanity at the very least.
4th Oct '17 11:46:02 AM Sakubara
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* ConfirmationBias: The tracts have been particularly criticized in how while they're intended to convert people to their version of Christianity (more often than not believing that the type of EasyEvangelism seen in the tracts [[WrongGenreSavvy actually works]]), most of the time they're used to preach to the choir. As if that wasn't enough, most of the non-Bible sources cited come from books also published by Chick Publications.
4th Oct '17 10:12:32 AM Sakubara
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** Speaking of which, Lisa pornography will lead to incest...which you will be forgiven for if you accept Jesus even if you have your daughter a deadly STD.
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