Monday, April 16, 2007

Jack Chick - Purveyor of Cheesy Comics

If you come from a Lutheran background you may not have heard of Jack Chick, because there are very few Lutherans into the whole KJV only garbage. We are more likely to be Beckists, but Jack Chick is a major provider of tracts used by fundamentalists of various bapticostal stripes. Lutherans generally do not find themselves on the receiving end of his vitriolic writings, he usually saves his putrescent writing for the Roman Catholic Church. However, in attacking the Roman Catholics he inevitably will attack doctrines that are close to home for us Lutheran's, generally infant baptism and the Real Presence.

His comics are a shining example of abysmal biblical study and paranoid delusions. My favorite example of his paranoid ramblings is his comic Death Cookie. In the comic Death Cookie, Jack spins this yarn about the Pope making a deal with the devil to deceive people into believe that Jesus' body and blood are present in the Communion. According to dear old Chick the wafer is based on the Egyptian Sun God which is of course complete malarkey everybody knows that the the wafer is based on the tortilla. Jack does not even get the Egyptian God right, Ra is the sun god. He obviously has not watched enough of that fascinating show Stargate SG-1If you are going to critique somebody at least do your homework.

Then to make things better he edits the Council of Trent so that it looks like the Papists are calling the wafer the cookie god. It is good to see intellectual integrity is not a must for witnessing in the fundie circles. Come on Jack, it is easy enough to run circles around the Council of Trent, you don't have to cheat do it.

Then there is the hack job he does to the bible. Jack doesn't want you to know the promises of Christ. He wants to make the Papists into pagans, so he does not include the part where Jesus says "this is my body." He only includes the part where Jesus says "do this in remembrance." Jack if you are going to accuse the Catholics of hiding the bible, you would be wise not to do it yourself.

Excerpts from the Death Cookie:

So just what does Jesus say about Holy Communion? Read for yourself.
Matthew 26:26-28 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Now I have to ask you, if God tells you this is his body, do you really say that no it can't be your body?

Oh by the way, Jack's website is, and no it is not a dirty website you gutterminded cretin.

No comments: