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  • posted: January 24 @ 5:01pm
I collect religious literature.

Given my location, the Christian brand of stuff is a dime a dozen; by percentage, the bulk of my collection is probably the year or two of Awake and Watchtower magazines (from a wonderfully kind couple of Jehovah's Witnesses who frequent the Iron Horse). Anyway, the Holy Grail of my collection would be my Chick tracts, a sample of which is seen here. I collected these the old fashioned way, by picking them up where the tracters left them.

I was raised Baptist in central Arkansas; I, by no means, hold the same convictions I did as a child, but religion in general has continued to fascinate me.

Comments

Grower&Shower says:
Wow, I never thought to COLLECT these! Super eccentric and cool.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 5:04pm -
Yogi Beard says:
My uncle told me a pretty good joke once:

Q - What is a Jehovah Witness' favorite Jimi Hendrix song?
A - Handing out The Watchtower
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 5:29pm -
mims attack says:
I collected some of those in high school.. had a creppy, fun one about heroin.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 5:34pm -
mynameisjason says:
those jack chick tracts are hilarious/scary.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
Katie says:
Chick tracts! Oh, man. Those things are freaky.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 8:28pm -
emsiizilla says:
Hey man, lookin' good. Your photographer has been making you look pretty good lately. Good job.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 8:49pm -
EdwardTeach says:
oh. i love finding chick tracts. people leave them at the library all the time.

also, grew up baptist. also, am no longer a baptist.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
mattyc says:
Chick tracks are awesome.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:21pm -
mattyc says:
my favorite one is the guy who is a constroction worker who laughs at an evangelist.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:21pm -
mattyc says:
then he falls off of the scafolding and dies....and then he stands before god in judgement and god says "Joe on january 5 1983 you didn't believe when so and so told you".
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:22pm -
mattyc says:
It's just really funny to me because I didn't know you were suppose to believe everything anyone on the street that you don't know tells you.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:22pm -
hale. says:
neat idea. i used to see those around but haven't seen any in years.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:51pm -
hale. says:
might be that where i live there is a high Mormon concentration and they have a lock on what religious material gets floated about.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 9:52pm -
gragaband says:
@growershower: I'd been doing the regular literature for a while, and when I saw my first Chick tract, it just kinda clicked.

@yogibeard: That is a pretty awesome joke.

@mimsattack: I've read that one! My favorite scene is from my first one, which featured children drenched in cross-blood.

@mynameisjason and @katie: Yes, yes they are.

@emsiizilla: You're not lookin' so bad yourself. I swear the same person takes your photos or somethin'.

@edwardteach: I hear ya.

@mattyc: Haha... that's awesome. I have one called "Gomez is Coming", where this gangsta pisses off another gangsta who is a lot bigger than him (actually, by "pisses off", I mean "shoots his younger brother to death"); the rest of the tract, Gomez is tracking this dude down, and when he finally catches him, he just shares the gospel.

@hale: The idea of Christian street gangs protecting their turf deserves to be turned into a movie or something.

@everyone: Some of this comes across as a little negative, but I'm not trying to upset anyone. I think we can all agree the tracts are pretty extreme, no matter what your religious persuasion.
Posted: Jan 26th, 2010 - 3:19pm -
hale. says:
@gragaband, it really should be. i love the idea.
Posted: Jan 26th, 2010 - 4:20pm -
mims attack says:
@hale and @gragaband, I have strange memories of grade school watching a movie called The Cross and the Switchblade. It had 2 gangs called the Bishops and the Mau Maus. "we got blades, chains.."
Posted: Jan 26th, 2010 - 5:28pm -
gragaband says:
@mimsattack: I gotta look this up...
Posted: Jan 27th, 2010 - 7:41am -
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