Do You Like Anti-Catholicism Mixed In With Your End Times Delusions?

If so, the new Jack Chick tract on the end times will really hit the spot!

(If you’ve ever just wondered what it would be like if Glenn Beck wrote a Jack Chick tract, this seems the closest approximation.)

H/T: Secular Outpost.

Your Thoughts?

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • 1minion

    Chick tracks make me feel dirty, and not in that good way…

  • Mike aka MonolithTMA

    Yep, that’s something I was taught too, that The Pope would be the anti-Christ, etc.

    It’s stunning to me all the things some Christians take for granted like all this left behind crap. The story that tract presents is one that millions believe, yet no one who has zero knowledge of those beliefs could pick up a Bible and construct that story from a plain reading.

  • Daniel Fincke

    yeah, the book of Revelation is completely daft. I remember one of the crushing steps on the way to realizing Christianity was false was when I took a class on Systematic Theology and we studied eschatology. I read a Christian theological book which outlined and criticized all the various competing reconstructions of a literally read book of Revelation. They were all so hopelessly implausible even within the terms of the text (let alone their sheer fantastic impossibility).

    While I was still a good ten months away from the eventual deconversion and at the time not expecting to be dissuaded of Christianity, it was certainly a point where I started to say, “yeah, I can’t know anything about that subject”.

    • Mike aka MonolithTMA

      Not to mention it’s not just Revelation, it comes from all over the Bible, taking things out of context and trying to make them fit elsewhere. Just bizarre.