Jack Chick |
Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Posted: August 26th. 2002
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Chick devotes equal time to denouncing other spiritual paths and philosophies in his comic mini tracts. Other Chick tracts include:
- The Accident: A British lord learns from having a stain on his carpet that there is a stain on his soul that only Jesus can remove.
- The Letter: Mildred learns in a dream that she wasn't Frances' best friend because she never told Frances about Jesus.
- Allah Had No Son: An anti-Islamic tract.
- The Little Ghost: A child's tract. A couple of boys in Halloween costumes (a ghost and a devil) try to frighten a little girl. She isn't frightened because Jesus is on her side.
- Are Roman Catholics Christians?: An anti-Catholic tract.
- The Long Trip: Describes life as a long trip that can end up in either heaven or hell.
- The Loser: How Jehovah turned Gideon from a frightened loser to a great leader.
- Back From the Dead?: A man dies in hospital but comes back to life in the morgue to tell the amazed staff that he saw hell and does not wish to go back there.
- A Love Story: How Jesus loves you if you love him. If you don't, you go to hell.
- The Beast: "Accept Christ or face a time of trouble such as the world has never seen" the Chick ad tells us.(22)
- Love the Jewish People: "God has promised to judge those who turn against Israel and bless those who trust her Messiah."(23)
- Best Friend: How Jesus is your best friend. Similar story line to A Love Story.
- The Mad Machine: According to Chick, the answer to stress, depression and the pressures of modern society is not modern psychiatry. Once simply needs to accept Jesus into their life and stress and depression disappear.
- Murph: A guy named Murph who is on his death bed is saved by Jesus.
- The Big Deal: The Biblical story of Jacob.
- No Fear?: A juvenile commits suicide and goes to hell.
- Caught: God catches a guy named David committing adultery.
- One Way!: A children's tract delivering the message that Jesus is the only way to obtain eternal life.
- Charlie's Ants: A children's tract. Charlie wants to warn the ants he loves to watch that a flood is coming. A little girl tells him that he'd have to turn into an ant to do so. She tells Charlie that they probably wouldn't believe him if he did so. This is an excuse for her to tell Charlie how God came to earth as Jesus. The little girl tells Charlie that most people didn't believe Jesus either, so these unbelievers all went to hell.
- The Choice: The message is that we must chose Jesus.
- Cleo: Cleo the dog is rescued from the animal shelter. This gives dad an excuse to tell his daughter that he was rescued from sin by Jesus.
- The Outcast: The Biblical story of Rahab.
- Party Girl: An anti-Mardi Gras tract. Grandma gets a warning from God in a dream: She must go rescue her daughter from Mardi Gras celebrations. Meanwhile Satan's legions are reporting to him that "drugs, alcohol, ...the hottest groups... and low grade condoms"(24) have been arranged for the celebrations. Grandma intervenes just in time to prevent her daughter being poisoned and her daughter receives Christ into her heart.
- Creator or Liar?: A short Biblical history of evolution.
- Payback: Kelli isolates a sick man from his family and gets herself named in his will. When he dies, Kelli inherits everything. She is disappointed with life and attends a sermon that converts her. Kelli finds Jesus and makes everything right before she dies by tripling the value of the estate and bequeathing it back to the dead man's family.
- The Pilgrimage: An anti Islamic tract. A pilgrim returning from Mecca is killed in a plane crash and finds himself in hell for not accepting Jesus.
- The Crisis: An anti Jehovah's Witness tract. A Witness accepts Jesus just in time to save his daughter's life.
- The Present: How God's gift to mankind is his son Jesus.
- A Demon's Nightmare: When a youth finds Christ he becomes a nightmare for the demons trying to prevent this.
- The Promise: Chick's simplistic version of the origins of the infatada and the mid east crisis: The reason for the conflict is that Abraham had carnal relations with his maid Hagar. Things kind of degenerated from there.
- Real Heat: How Jesus can save you from the fires of Hell.
- The Only Hope: Claims that Jesus is our only salvation from an impending apocalypse.
- Doom Town: The Biblical story of Sodom.
- The Empty Tomb: The story of the resurrection.
- Room 310: A man dying of cancer is brought to Jesus and saved by a guy in the next bed.
- The Fool: The king's jester is smarter than the king because the king dies without accepting Jesus.
- Framed: The Biblical story of Joseph.
- Sin City: Another tract about Sodom.
- The Scam: A man is scammed by a bunch of smooth talking con artists. He goes to lunch with a friend who tells him about Jesus. The man accepts Jesus and suddenly the cops are able to catch the bad guys.
- The Great Escape: A youth learns that the only way to escape the apocalypse is to accept Jesus.
- Greatest Story Ever Told: The story of Jesus.
- The Slugger: A baseball player decides money and fame are worthless and is saved by Jesus.
- Somebody Loves Me: A hideous children's tract. Most of the story is pictorial to appeal to children too young to read. A child is beaten severely by his alcoholic father. The child is thrown out of the house and curls up in a cardboard box on the curb. A tract blows over to the box but the child cannot read it. A passerby helpfully translates it for him, telling the boy that Jesus cares for him. Unfortunately the passer by does not care for him: The smiling young girl takes off and leaves the boy to die in the box. An angel arrives and carries the boy to heaven.
- The Superstar: Similar to The Slugger, only with a soccer theme.
- The Thief: A thief breaks into a Christian's house and decides to get saved by Jesus.
- Tiny Shoes: A man gives up drinking and gambling when his son dies and dedicates himself to serving Christ.
- Holy Joe: An infantry man ignores the taunts of his platoon members and saves his sergeant for Christ.
- Titanic: When the Titanic begins to sink, Chester discovers that he needs God.
- The Traitor: An anti Hindu tract. The traitor is a Hindu who leaves his faith when a "man of God" converts him to Jesus.
- Humbug!: Chick borrows Dicken's classic story and changes it, having Scrooge accept Jesus as his saviour in the end.
- In The Beginning: An anti-evolution tract. "Here's how God created the world, including dinosaurs"(25) the Chick ad tell us.
- The True Path: This awful tract was created to convert Native Americans. Chick seems to assume that First Nations people are illiterate: There are virtually no words in the text. The True Path is basically a pictorial story of Adam and Even being evicted from Paradise and fathering a nation of people who resemble all of the stereotypical images of Indians. Natives are depicted as scruffy, scrofulous winos. A few of these Natives make their way into a building offering a "free gift," which turns out to be salvation.
- Trust Me: A drug dealer gets a kid hooked on narcotics. The kid dies and goes to hell.
- The Last Judge: One of those, "you better clean up your act because God's watching" sort of tracts.
- Last Rites: An anti Catholic tract. A Catholic dies and goes to hell because the last rights didn't protect him.
- The Visitors: An anti-Mormon tract. "Two Mormon missionaries learn the truth about their church."(26)
- The Warning: Some children ignore the warning signs and are fatally bitten by snakes. This leads into the story of Eve being tempted by a serpent.
- Who Murdered Clarice?: An anti-abortion tract. An abortion doctor commits suicide and finds himself going to hell for committing murder.
- The Word Became Flesh: A tract explaining who Chick thinks Jesus is.
- The Attack: "See the behind-the-scenes struggle to destroy the King James Bible, and how God preserved it."(27)
- Dark Dungeons: Dungeons and Dragons is described as Satan's recruiting ploy.
- The Last Generation: An tract about the Rapture and the Apocalypse.
- Where's Rabbi Waxman?: An anti Semitic tract.
- Angels!: Tom starts a Christian rock group but becomes a "slave to rock." Jesus saves him.
- Baby Talk: An anti abortion tract. A teen learns that abortion is murder and "Jesus is the only solution."(28)
- The Big Spender: Chicks modern remake of the story of the prodigal son.
- The Brat: Another variation on the Biblical story of the prodigal son.
- The Bull: A prison inmate nicknamed Bull comes to Jesus.
- Burn Baby Burn: "Jesus Christ went into the fire to save Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He wants to save you too!"(29)
- Macho!: An anti Communist tract. Communism is described as Liberation Theology.
- Miss Universe: No, this isn't about a beauty contest. It is the Biblical story of Esther.
- The Outsider: The Biblical story of Ruth.
- Plagues: The story of Exodus.
- Cats: The story of Daniel in the lion's den.
- Ransom: Two thugs kidnap a woman and demand a ransom. "They learn that Jesus Christ paid the ultimate ransom for them."
- The Deceived: An anti Islamic tract. Allah is described as "the little idol god of Muhammad's Quraysh tribe." This idol is described as a demon by Chick.
- The Dreamer: Another tract about Joseph.
- Earthman: The story of Adam and Eve.
- Fat Cats: Another anti-Communist tract.
- Fire Starter?: The story of Elijah.
- The First Jaws: The old Jonah in the belly of the whale story.
- Frame Up: "Jesus was framed! And He did it all for you."(30)
- The Gay Blade: An anti-gay tract. How Jesus can save you from homosexuality.
- Going Home: Peter has AIDS but Christ gives him life eternal.
- The Royal Affair: The Biblical story of King David.
- The Sacrifice: The Biblical Story of Abraham.
- The Scoundrel: The Biblical Story of Jacob.
- The Secret: "He thought that no one would know he beat his wife. But when the secret got out, Jesus changed his life."(31)
- The Secret of Prayer: A how to about praying to Jesus.
- Soul Story: Grandma saves her gang member grandson by introducing him to Jesus.
- The Storyteller: An anti-Islamic tract.
- Going to the Dogs: The Biblical story of Ahab and Jezebel.
- The Hunter: An anti-drug tract. The "hunter" is a drug trafficker.
- Is There Another Christ?: An anti-Catholic tract. Chick intends to show us that the Catholic's take on Jesus is wrong.
- Killer Storm: The story of Noah's Ark.
- The Terminator?: The David and Goliath story.
- That Crazy Guy!: "When Suzy got AIDS, she learned that God's demand for sexual purity was for her own good."(32)
- The Trial: A young girl is sued for "witnessing" to a friend about Jesus.
- Why No Revival?: Chick asks why many Christian churches don't have revival meetings.
- Holocaust: An anti-Catholic tract. "The Holocaust was a Roman Catholic Inquisition against the Jews," the Chick ad tells us, "No true Christians would kill anyone in the name of Jesus. God commands us to love the Jewish people."(33) It appears that Chick is rewriting history here, claiming here that the people accused of Witchcraft by the Inquisitors were Jews.
- The Tycoon: An anti Buddhist tract. "A Buddhist learns that Buddha didn't die for his sins"(34) the Chick ad tells us.
- The Contract: The good guys go to heaven and the bad guys to Hell type story. A man signs a contract with the Devil which makes him rich. Later he discovers that he can get out of the contract by accepting Jesus, but he doesn't do this and goes to hell.
- This Was Your Life: Similar story line to The Contract.
- Hi There: Explains that all who do not accept Chick's version of Christianity will go to Hell.
- How To Get Rich (And Keep It): Catchy cover to catch greedy people. Message: Who needs money when you've got Jesus.
- The Assignment: Explains how Chick figures the Devil assigns his demons to trap the unwary.
- The Death Cookie: An anti-Catholic tract. The "Death Cookie" referred to here is the communion wafer. In The Death Cookie, Satan teaches early Catholic clergy that they can control people by convincing them that the communion wafer is the body of Christ. The people are made to believe that if they don't have access to the "death cookie," then they will lose their immortal souls. Chick claims that the letters "IHS" which appear on the communion wafer "stands for Isis, Horus and Seb the gods of Egypt."(35) Chick choses to ignore the established fact that the letters IHS are a contraction of the Greek name of Jesus. Chick makes the outrageous claim that between 1200 and 1808 the Catholic church was responsible for the deaths of 68 million people. Chick calls "The creation of the wafer god... the greatest religious con job in world history"(36) and that "the Lord Jesus hates the wafer god because it is an idol, and behind every idol is a demon."(37) Chick concludes that "The demonic power behind the wafer god holds the people in bondage, making it hard to leave the system."(38)
- Why is Mary Crying?: An anti-feminist, anti-Catholic tract. Chick claims that the Catholic church has turned Mary into an idol, making her into a Satanically inspired "Mother Goddess." Chick reinvents Classical mythology, making Jupiter the child of Venus. If Chick had studied his classical mythology he'd know that Jupiter, a Roman version of the Greek Zeus, was born of Gaia and Uranus and created Venus, a Roman version of Aphrodite, by castrating his father and throwing his genitals in the sea, these turning into Venus/Aphrodite. Chick states that Tammuz and Baal are the same God and that all ancient Goddesses were simply local versions of Semiramis.
- Big Daddy?: Another anti-evolution tract full of bogus "facts." For example, Chick reports that at the International Congress of Zoology in 1958 Dr A. J. E. Cave "said his examination showed that the famous Neanderthal skeleton found in France over 50 years ago is that of an old man who suffered from arthritis." Chick misinterprets this as Cave saying that it was the skeleton of a modern man who died in old age. Actually Cave was saying that this particular ancient Neaderthal had arthritis.
- The Only Hope: Chick talks about the "Rapture", "End Times" and "Armageddon" and how Jesus is supposedly the only hope of salvation. Calls the Pope the "Anti Christ" and claims that many mainline Protestant denominations acknowledge the Pope as such.
- Wounded Children: A sexist, anti-homosexual tract. Shows how Satan tempts people into involvement in homosexuality, masturbation and sexual fantasies. Chick claims that the only solution is to accept Christ.
- The Sissy?: Explains how being a Christian doesn't make you a sissy.
- The Passover Plot: Chick's comic version of the story of Moses.
- Who Are They Gonna Remember?: A comic promoting Chick comic tracts as a means of evangelism.
- Bad Bob!: A fundamentalist Christian policeman converts a drug dealing crook to Christianity.
- Happy Hour: Chick advances Christianity as a cure for alcoholism.
- The Only Hope: Explains how mankind's only hope is Jesus.
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Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles Ennis. Ennis, a former child abuse investigator, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 28 years ago. Kerr is now the Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write four books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing), Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications), as well as a book based on this series: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet (Spiral Publishing).
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