New Chick Tract

Jack Chick just put a new tract out — you know, those asinine and bigoted gospel tracts that are some of the best entertainment for skeptics. Go enjoy it…

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10938632596842788425 Bruce

    I love this quote the best:

    “Three days later He rose from the dead. And He’s coming back… real soon.”

    Is that in people years or dog years?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14558495391350708810 James Still

    I must say I’m disappointed. “The Star” lacks the imagination of such classics as “The Beast” and “Big Daddy.” There’s no progression in the plot. Star winds up in hospital, becomes obsessed about death after talking to the cleaning woman, and goes back into the hospital to clear things up (and get saved in the end of course). But it’s not clear why he went back to the hospital. Why not have him seek her out at her neighborhood church? Or even better, he goes to the hospital and in the lobby in front of everyone breaks down crying while grabbing her shoes, begging to know why he has to die twice. I don’t know. It’s good to see that Chick’s usual anti-Semitism is on display — “Saul” his agent is money grubbing and all the Jews look like they came straight out of German pre-war propaganda posters. I give it two stars out of four.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17378939547816646201 Adam Lee

    “Hell is just a fairy tale.”

    “Oh yeah? Tell it to the billions of people down there cooking.”

    Once again, Jack Chick has devastated atheism with his irrefutable logic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05754012798961096099 Frank Walton

    As a Christian, I’m quite embarassed of people like Jack Chick. Let it be known though, no serious-minded Christian ever take him seriously anyway: http://www.equip.org/free/CP0809.pdf

    So, it would be unfair to use him as a forthright example of Christians.

    (Catholic Answers respond.)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12459891984373393444 Taner Edis

    Since I started the Chick thing, I should clarify. I don’t think Christians should be embarrassed by Chick’s work — the world is full of loonies and just about any point of view will attract them. Some loonies are even influential loonies. Shrug — they’re still not worth taking seriously on an any intellectual level.

    I’m just saying that Chick’s material is, quite inadvertently, fun. Sometimes even very funny, in a warped, backhanded way. And I’m a big believer in black humor, especially if you’re a secular type and have these quasi-paranoid moments where you suspect the human race is almost completely mad.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00053754184484402345 Thinking in Ohio

    I agree with you, Taner, Chick is pretty funny at times. And his “irrefutable logic” is well… one mans attempt at relevance bursting into a ball of flames… what a nightmare!

    What I found most annoying about the tract (I speak as a christian) was pitiful example of the “believer” in the story. She was angry, rude, disrespectful and arrogant. Does Chic really believe that’s how a christian should live? I recall the Bible speaks of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control” as the character of a christian… not anything represented here.


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