New Chick Tracts

Jack Chick celebrates hell, and shows that his version of the Christian God is a seriously nasty character.


The sheer obnoxiousness of the divine moral order as envisioned by Chick may even call into question atheistic attempts to use evil to argue against the existence of an omnibenevolent God. If someone can endorse this sort of hell, and such an arbitrary way of consigning people to hell, as central to the schemes of an omnibenevolent God, they shouldn’t have too much difficulty shrugging off other atrocities as well.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05211466026535549638 Bradley Bowen

    Taner Edis said…

    The sheer obnoxiousness of the divine moral order as envisioned by Chick may even call into question atheistic attempts to use evil to argue against the existence of an omnibenevolent God.
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    Comment:

    I doubt that even a Jack-Hammer could penetrate the skull of Jack Chick. So, he shouldn't be used as representing Evangelical or Catholic Christians in general.

    However, the god of the Bible is clearly an immoral and obnoxious person–which is a problem of evil in itself. If there were a God (of the omnibenevolent sort), why would he stand by silently while a billion human beings worship an evil being like Jehovah of the Bible?

    While I don't believe that God, if God exists, would care much about human theological beliefs, God would care about human moral beliefs, especially such outrageously false and dangerous moral beliefs as that Jehovah is a perfectly good person who is the source of all morality and goodness.

    God would not care whether we believe in the Trinity or in Polytheism or Pantheism or even Atheism, but belief in Jehovah as a good person is a horrible moral belief that, IMHO, would expose as a dangerous lie, if God existed.

    The silence of God on this important point suggests that there is no one out there looking out for us humans. I think we have to clean up this mess on our own.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10965786814334886696 Infidel753

    "Wassup?" is an almost exact frame-by-frame "re-make" of a tract called "Hi There", the only difference being that this one has black workers and the earlier one had white ones. Curious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12132821431322748921 LadyAtheist

    Couldn't a loving god just decide to forgive everyone without the silly blood sacrifice? I don't know what's more pathetic, the theology or the fact that people don't question it.


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