I haven’t looked at any Chick Tracts in a while, have I? Well, here’s a new one, called “Mean Momma.”
It features a nasty woman who denies God until all three of her kids die in disturbing ways. Because that’s what happens if you’re not religious! Except Job was totally faithful, and all of his kids also died. In that case, it was a test, or something like that. Still, isn’t Jack’s point undermined by the fact that plenty of kids of Christian parents die, while many non-Christian kids don’t? And why are the kids being punished for the sins of their mother? It really makes God come across as a mobster running a protection racket. If you don’t believe, “accidents” could happen. Whatever happened to “God Is Love”?
And while we’re at it, how about another tract?
This time, Chick looks at how some Bible translations leave stuff out. For instance, one translation makes it look like Jesus lied, and he never did that!
Sounds like he just changed his mind to me, but whatever. Jack is a firm adherent to the King James Only movement, which has always baffled me. The respect some people have for the King James Version suggests that Jesus himself came down from Heaven to present this English translation to the King of England. But no, it was the work of human translators. Sure, they claimed to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, but who doesn’t make that claim? It might well have been the best translation available in its time (especially since there were only two or three other complete English translations around then), but, well, that was 400 years ago! Anyway, my favorite part of this tract is probably this image right here:
I can just imagine the music going “WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAH” behind the shrugging Jesus.