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 Post subject: Chick Tracks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:43 am 
http://members.aol.com/monsterwax/chick.html

Do these things have the power to convert, or just piss people off? Or are they just plain scary?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:05 am 
Oh, all three. It depends on who's reading. They piss me off. They convert some of my friends, and that scares me. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:38 am 
Madcat wrote:
Oh, all three. It depends on who's reading. They piss me off. They convert some of my friends, and that scares me. :)


I think the fear might be one of the factors that helps convert. Fear helped the catholic church in the past, no reason why it can't help a bunch of cheaply made cartoons.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:07 pm 
This guy isn't catholic. Did you see what he says about catholics?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:44 pm 
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I think the fear might be one of the factors that helps convert. Fear helped the catholic church in the past, no reason why it can't help a bunch of cheaply made cartoons.


True, but not quite the same thing. The Church threatened people to kill/torture them now (I mean, back then), while Chick tells people that they'll be tortured after their death.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:14 pm 
This is not theology, it's comedy. the Dark Dungeons tract meets MST3K

a discussion racism in of Jack Chick's flagship tract


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:41 pm 
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He's an idiot.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:26 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
He's an idiot.


I think that really goes without saying.

With most people, and therein lies the problem.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:41 pm 
Anh Minh wrote:
This guy isn't catholic. Did you see what he says about catholics?


Yeah, I saw. If I had to choose any religion I'd say I'm a non-practicing catholic, if you can call yourself that.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:39 am 
Luna Lovegood wrote:
Anh Minh wrote:
This guy isn't catholic. Did you see what he says about catholics?


Yeah, I saw. If I had to choose any religion I'd say I'm a non-practicing catholic, if you can call yourself that.


The usual term is "lapsed Catholic", I believe.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:42 pm 
As an active protestant I'd have to say that's the best sort of catholic to be. Jack Chick is as harmless as a nigerian internet scam: only stupid people fall for it, and for everyone else it's entertaining.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:44 pm 
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Anon wrote:
only stupid people fall for it, and for everyone else it's entertaining.


The problem is that there are a lot of stupid people who fall for Jack Chick tracts. A lot. A lot lot.

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Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:20 pm 
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As an active protestant I'd have to say that's the best sort of catholic to be.


As an active Catholic I'd have to say that... hey waitaminnit! :P


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:34 pm 
Anon wrote:
As an active protestant I'd have to say that's the best sort of catholic to be. Jack Chick is as harmless as a nigerian internet scam: only stupid people fall for it, and for everyone else it's entertaining.


Well, I'm saying this because I havn't been to a church in a while (let alone a catholic one), and I havn't done anything I should have as a catholic. That and I'm not exactly sure I agree with all the traditional ways of the catholic church, but then again I don't know much of its ways in the first place. I do miss those wafers though.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:06 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
The problem is that there are a lot of stupid people who fall for Jack Chick tracts. A lot. A lot lot.


You haven't fallen for them, so how dangerous can they be.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:12 pm 
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You haven't fallen for them, so how dangerous can they be.

Hey, the people who got burned by the Inquisition didn't fall for what those nuts said either.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:18 pm 
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Anon wrote:
You haven't fallen for them, so how dangerous can they be.


I did when I was younger. I also fell for creationism and Christianity in general, but I'm saving that vitriol for later.

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:23 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
I did when I was younger. I also fell for creationism and Christianity in general, but I'm saving that vitriol for later.


Ohhh! I wanna be there for that!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:47 pm 
sun tzu wrote:
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You haven't fallen for them, so how dangerous can they be.

Hey, the people who got burned by the Inquisition didn't fall for what those nuts said either.


The inquisition had nothing to do with religion: it was about power and money. The RCC had quite a racket going and they were just protecting their investment like any Italian crime family would.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:05 pm 
Luna Lovegood wrote:
I do miss those wafers though.


Mmm...the great taste of the flesh of Christ! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:17 pm 
Anon wrote:
Jack Chick is as harmless as a nigerian internet scam: only stupid people fall for it, and for everyone else it's entertaining.


Perhaps, but people who lose money to the Nigerian Internet Scam don't follow up by [extremist hypothetical examples]bombing abortion clinics, burning RPG bookstores, assassinating "enemy" political and religious leaders, or flying planes into buildings[/extremist hypothetical examples].

(No, I'm not claiming that a Chick tract has led anybody to do those things. But it promotes the sort of zealot ideology which often has.)


-=-Barnabas


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:08 pm 
gwalla wrote:
Luna Lovegood wrote:
I do miss those wafers though.


Mmm...the great taste of the flesh of Christ! ;)


Dane Cook: "Lord's a little stale today. You might want to check the date on that Lord."


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:17 pm 
The General wrote:
gwalla wrote:
Luna Lovegood wrote:
I do miss those wafers though.


Mmm...the great taste of the flesh of Christ! ;)


Dane Cook: "Lord's a little stale today. You might want to check the date on that Lord."


Or as Jack Chick claims, the "cookie god" :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:23 pm 
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The General wrote:
Dane Cook: "Lord's a little stale today. You might want to check the date on that Lord."


Ah, what a great sketch... "Your move, holy man!"

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:40 pm 
Barnabas Truman wrote:

Perhaps, but people who lose money to the Nigerian Internet Scam don't follow up by [extremist hypothetical examples]bombing abortion clinics,
Rebuilding temporarily boosts the local economy.
Barnabas Truman wrote:
burning RPG bookstores, assassinating "enemy" political and religious leaders,
You're confusing Chic Publications with Mein Kampf
Barnabas Truman wrote:
or flying planes into buildings
No, that would be the Koran.
Barnabas Truman wrote:
[/extremist hypothetical examples].

(No, I'm not claiming that a Chick tract has led anybody to do those things. But it promotes the sort of zealot ideology which often has.)


He promotes Nazism and Wahhabism? Here I thought he just promoted borglike stupidity and book burnings. :robot:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:21 pm 
Luna Lovegood wrote:
The General wrote:
gwalla wrote:
Luna Lovegood wrote:
I do miss those wafers though.


Mmm...the great taste of the flesh of Christ! ;)


Dane Cook: "Lord's a little stale today. You might want to check the date on that Lord."


Or as Jack Chick claims, the "cookie god" :roll:


Now that's the sort of god I can worship!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:23 pm 
Anon wrote:
Barnabas Truman wrote:

Perhaps, but people who lose money to the Nigerian Internet Scam don't follow up by [extremist hypothetical examples]bombing abortion clinics, burning RPG bookstores, assassinating "enemy" political and religious leaders,
You're confusing Chic Publications with Mein Kampf


Oh, that's right. The people who read Chick Tracts don't burn books, they burn Dixie Chicks CDs!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:24 pm 
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Anon wrote:
Rebuilding temporarily boosts the local economy.


I can't believe you just said that.

In any case, he never said that Chick Tracts themselves led to the things he mentioned. He said that the religious zealotry that Chick Tracts inspire is the same zealotry responsible for such things.

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:26 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
Anon wrote:
Rebuilding temporarily boosts the local economy.


I can't believe you just said that.


Why not? He was all for solving Iraqs problem with a nuke.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:28 pm 
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Pronto wrote:
Why not? He was all for solving Iraqs problem with a nuke.


I thought that was ShadowDipshit8586...?

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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