First, a legal disclaimerThis website is intended purely for entertainment and educational purposes only. All of the material on this site is intended for purposes of SATIRE, PARODY, and HUMOR. None of the views expressed on this page should be confused with the actual views of Jack T. Chick or Chick Publications. Everything on this page is intended to spoof, parody, satirize, roast, lampoon, and otherwise poke fun at Jack T. Chick's religious tracts and other material published by Chick Publications, Inc. We make no claims as to the accuracy of our satire. We also do not make any claims that all of the satire, parody, or humor writing on this page is exclusively poking fun specifically at Chick Publications or Jack T. Chick; many jokes are about Christians and televangelists in general.
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Okay, now for what this site is about
Ever see those tiny, pocket-sized Christian comic book tracts that are left on park benches, in public restrooms, under your windshield wiper-blade, or stuffed into books at the library? You know, those horribly-drawn comics with the paranoid messages in them, outlandish and unlikely stories, and fire-and-brimstone style? These are the world-famous religious tracts of Jack T. Chick, one of the most prolific, paranoid, ultra-conservative, and nastiest publishers of Christian literature since the Dark Ages! Many people have found these tracts to be a great source of humor, specifically for the bizarre and schizophrenic tales spun within them. Let's face it, Jack T. Chick's world view, which roughly boils down to the notion that there is a gigantic and complex world conspiracy of Catholics, Homosexuals, Satanists, Witches, and Atheists out to get anyone who is a "real Christian" (a real Christian as defined by Jack Chick), is so extreme and unbelievable that no sane individual would ever believe it.
Most of Jack T. Chick's hardcore fans are Not Christians. In fact, some of his greatest fans are the people who help put this site together. We grew up reading and collecting his tracts, always happy that we never found them convincing or even compelling. I first got hooked on Chick Tracts when I was a kid going to a Catholic Church. Apparently some Fundy-nut-job entered the church one Sunday morning, and stuffed Chick's tracts into all the missals and other Church literature. I picked up "Bad Bob!" and "Are Roman Catholics Christians?" from the hand-out table, and was hooked on them ever since. What is the appeal of these badly-drawn and extremist cartoons? Probably the fact that they are badly drawn, and promote an extremist view of the world, I guess. I am attracted to his comics for precisely the opposite reason he invented them!
Some people have suggested that Jack T. Chick's comics do not need to be parodied -- that they are hilarious in their original form. I can't argue with that at all -- in fact, I agree 100%! Jack Chick's comics are certainly funny without anyone having to parody them. But I'm into subversion, and love to twist darn near anything that achieves the status of "pop-culture icon". Jack Chick's comics are almost instantly identified by most people with Christian Fundamentalism. Chick has sort of become the anti-Norman Rockwell. Whereas Norman Rockwell's artwork typifies the "good old days" of the American mythos, Chick's comic book tracts typify American Christian Fundamentalist weirdness.
We love the originals, but we thought that since there are so many whacked-out Christians who take them seriously, satirical parodies of them would be necesary to piss those people off, too. Indeed, some of the hate mail we have received concerning this web site (soon to be put on-line for all to see!) is from angry fundies who claim that reading a Jack T. Chick comic directly led them to Christ. Obviously, not everyone sees Jack Chick as the paranoid, crazed weirdo that we do.
Many people have been making parodies of Chick comics, twisting the stories around to more accurately and honestly send the message that the authors really meant, or just to have good old-fashioned, tasteless fun with them. Fun is the only intent of this site. We are not out to convert anyone -- we mainly want to make ourselves and our friends laugh, and piss off people like Jack Chick. Don't try to read anything else into that. We're just out for a good laugh.
This site is a growing repository of parodied Chick tracts from all over the web. Dig in and enjoy! This site was made for YOU!
This site was the brainchild of Psycho Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org). After the demise of the Unofficial Jack Chick Archive, which had some parodies on it, Dave decided to make a couple of parodies of Chick tracts of his own, and put them on his Recreational Christianity Zone. Mirage (email@example.com), inspired by these tract-parodies, followed with a tract of his own. Both Psycho Dave and Mirage soon had a half-dozen tracts completed, and Dave decided that the tracts needed a page of their own, because they were taking up way too much space on the Recreational Christianity Zone. So the Jack T. Chick Parody Archive was born. Less than a week after the site was up, we received several tract parodies from enthusiastic visitors. The archived parodies doubled in less than two weeks following the birth of the site. So I guess that there's plenty of people out there who share our demented sense of humor!
-- Psycho Dave, Webmaster of the Jack T. Chick Parody Archive
P.S. -- Piss off, Jack!
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