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Thu Aug 14, 2014, 05:51 PM

 

So, you all know those ludicrous Chick Tracts, right?

The badly-drawn hysterical "Save yourself and go to heaven with Jesus!" comics produced by this guy:

Fundies love to slip them into people's bags, into post boxes, bus seats, library books, Halloween gift bags etc. Very popular over at loony bins like Rapture Ready.

Anyhoo, one of my fave Chick Tracts is the infamous:

in which a group of naive college kids are led away from Jebus by the evil Dungeons and Dragons

You can read this tract here: http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=0046

and some dissections of other tracts here: http://enterthejabberwock.com/category/dissections/jack-chick/

Believe me, some of these make you want to have your brain washed when you've read them. Bigotry, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-Arab anti-everybody right-wing nasty paranoid bullshit. But, of course, God Loves You! (it's Tough Love, but there you go).

Well, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment is making a movie based on my fave Dark Dungeons.
Freindly Atheist describes it as: "it wasn’t a Christian movie, per se. It was more like the movie atheists would make if they wanted to turn Chick’s work into a really shitty Christian movie."

It's more fun if you've read the original tract but, here's part 1:
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Reply So, you all know those ludicrous Chick Tracts, right? (Original post)
mr blur Aug 2014 OP
arcane1 Aug 2014 #1
Warpy Aug 2014 #2
LostOne4Ever Aug 2014 #3
wyldwolf Aug 2014 #4
onager Aug 2014 #5
Lordquinton Aug 2014 #6
NeoGreen Aug 2014 #7
mr blur Aug 2014 #10
NeoGreen Aug 2014 #11
AlbertCat Aug 2014 #8
mr blur Aug 2014 #9
Curmudgeoness Aug 2014 #12
Lordquinton Aug 2014 #13

Response to mr blur (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 06:03 PM

1. SWEET! I saw a live on-stage version of Dark Dungeons a few years ago

 

This looks like it will be even better

I love Chick Tracts, by the way.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 06:56 PM

2. Giving this a rec

because Chick Tracts are almost as funny as Dr. Bronner's labels.

I knew it was only a matter of time before he hit the big time in Follywood, that center for right wing religoloony filmmaking.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 07:04 PM

3. I always thought that guy was a poe!

I didn't think anyone could be that crazy....the idea of any of those being serious is scary

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 07:22 PM

4. I actually used to love these when I was a kid

I had a friend who's sister was much older than us. She was married by the time we were 6. She married a fundie who worked for Lance Crackers. He and she would always give us peanut butter or cheese crackers and Chick comics. I thought they were horror comics, lol.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 07:54 PM

5. Ha! He wrote the script for the "God's Not Dead" movie.

Because I grew up in the South, I used to see Jack Prick tracts all the time. I most often remember seeing them wet and stained on the floors of public restrooms, where they would stick to your feet. Symbolism that works so well for those things, on so many levels...

I'm pretty sure that shit-awful movie "God's Not Dead" was based on the Jack Chick tract "Big Daddy." It has all the same elements - bombastic atheist professor shown up by Xian student, etc. etc.

Here it is in all its glory:

http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=0055

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 12:19 AM

6. Edmond McMillan used him for inspiration in his game

The Binding of Isaac, which is a phenomenal game that is getting a remake fro. The rushed flash jobber he did in the first place. He recommends ignoring the text and looking at the art because some of it is creative, like his depiction of god as a faceless being with light from behind.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 08:34 AM

7. Wow...

...never knew these existed.

I guess it is due to my sheltered Northern upbringing.

Parody is the proper response...thank you Zombie Orpheus

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 11:42 AM

10. Check out this:

 

God's Cartoonist - The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick



There's a whole world of Chick Crazy out there!

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Response to mr blur (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 12:12 PM

11. How would you even...

...make a parody of any of this?

That is, without just creating a refined version?

How does anyone take this at face value?

Holy...Darwin...Humans...this...is...just...bizarre...


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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 10:40 AM

8. Loves the Chick

 

My fave panel from my fave tract (which isn't in print anymore, but you can order it special!) "The Gay Blade."

I made refrigerator magnets out of the left panel





Gulp indeed.....


P.S. we queeries always dress like that!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 11:37 AM

9. Truble is, old Mad Jack thinks that you *do* - I suspect that he

 

doesn't get out of doors much, it's far too dangerous out there for a homophobic, xenophobic, antisemitic, misogynistic, god-fearing old fart like him.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 07:46 PM

12. Yes, you always dress like that.....

and I just love the hairdo on Mr. Gay Revolution. So, is that a black power fist, or a black penis?

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 04:27 AM

13. why can't it be both? nt

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