So long, Jackie boy. I'd like to say "burn in hell," but we both know that's a crude revengist fantasy dreamed up by stone age people!
OK, I actually have some mixed feelings about the passing of Jack Chick. On the one hand we won't see his funny tracts around anymore. On the other hand, well ... we won't see his funny tracts around anymore. :BIf I remember correctly, he was a pretty big gear in the whole Satanic Panic thing. His Halloween tract is infamous in Christian groups too, believe me.These comics are just ... embarrassing. The first one about Romania isn't TOO bad, especially in context, but the other two are just awful.They invoke the name of Jesus and the guy PUKES? What? Trust me, no thinking Christian believes that bilge. I say "thinking" because, unfortunately, many do not think.I have no idea why people believed that rock music beats were bad. I just want to point them to Martin Luther's hymn "A Mighty Fortress," which was WRITTEN TO THE TUNE OF A DRINKING SONG. Or maybe I should point them to the Psalms, where David frequently put his lyrics to already-existing (probably "unGodly") songs.Yes, I am a Christian. No, I do not believe everything I hear, and things like the especially-awful Chick tracts only make all of us look stupid. As the saying goes, God came to take our sins, not our sense.And now I've had my say, and I finish with a Bible verse meant in the kindest of ways: "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ."
Looking at the cover of that second comic, I'd say the threat isn't so much from satanists as from the birds.Ah, well. I learnt everything I ever needed to know from reading Chick Tracts.