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http://boingboing.net/2016/10/24/rip-jack-chick-father-of-the.html

 

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Things Jack Chick hated (a partial list): Dungeons and Dragons, Roman Catholics, Freemasons, Muslims, Jews and Satan.

The paranoid, hateful minicomics pioneer is now dead. No one will say how he came to be dead.

Chick Publications has released over twenty-three full-color "Chick comics" since its founding. They are full-size comic books and most were first published between 1974 and 1985. The first eleven form the Crusader comics series, which follows the stories of two fundamentalist Christians and addresses topics such as the occult, Bible prophecy, and the theory of evolution.[21] Six comics present the testimony of anti-Catholic activist Alberto Rivera, who said that, as a Jesuit priest, he had become privy to many secrets about the Roman Catholic Church. Among Rivera's statements: He says the Catholic Church created Islam,[22] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[23] as well as the Jehovah's Witnesses.[24] He also says the Catholic Church was responsible for the Holocaust,[25][26][27] the founding of Communism, Nazism, and the Ku Klux Klan; starting the World Wars;[25] masterminding the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Great Depression and the assassinations of U.S. Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy.[25] There are also three independent comics, one telling stories from the King James Version of the Bible (Chick is pro-King James Onlyism), one relaying the statements of Charles Chiniquy regarding Catholicism, and one detailing Chick's opinions on Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[21]

 

I remember seeing my first Chick Tract in the 90's. It was one about how playing Dungeons and Dragons would lead you to DOOOOOOOOOM

 

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(Also led to some amazing parody comics like this one based around the Cthullu mythos http://io9.gizmodo.com/5742032/who-will-be-eaten-first----a-lovecraftian-parody-of-chick-tracts/ )

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I've still got a few copies of Dark Dungeons, his anti-D&D tract, that I printed off years ago. I occasionally slip them onto the shelves of suitable shops, or tuck them into magazines. It's fairly mild compared to many of his whacked-out diatribes, which are generally concerned with the worst people in the world getting into Heaven because they accept Jesus on their deathbed. But little Sally, she died in SIN and went to HELL. What can you do about it? NOTHING.

 

You can't help but wonder what went through his mind in the last few minutes.

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