when i was a kid, i had a collection of chick tracts (for the uninitiated, they’re little comic book evanglistic tracts with transparently thin storylines and lots of “literal flames of hell” threats and such). i thought they were cool. my favorite was “a demon’s nightmare.” the ‘plot’ (loose use of the term there) is still seared into my brain.
chick published a tract (still available for order online, and fully printed online here called titanic. so, some peeps took the actual text from that publication and mashed it up with scenes from the movie titanic, mixing in some additional animation scene work from a jack chick painting or two, resulting in this 8 minute video.
i found this somewhere in the mix of interesting, funny, creative, and disturbing.
ht to the wittenburg blog, who rightly comment:
Anyway, see if you can figure where these folks are coming from. I can’t. It’s actually a pretty effective presentation of the cost of unbelief, in a scary fundamentalist sort of way. But on the other hand, the Titanic’s orchestra plays Metallica’s Enter Sandman instead of Nearer My God to Thee. Viewers seem generally confused, judging from the comments. Some are mad because the clip makes fun of Jesus. Others are mad because it makes fun of Titanic their favorite movie. Still others are mad because it makes light of a disaster. Yea, verily, others are mad because it wasn’t funny or because the heaven/hell part either scared them or brought them down.
All in all, an interesting take on that mesmerizing and maddening cultural phenomenon, the Jack Chick tract.
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walking down beale street here in Memphis last night someone handed my friend Jim a chick track.
MORE “CHICK FLICKS”! If you like “Titanic”, you will find 9 more short films based on actual Jack Chick Tracts over at http://www.316now.com. I think you will dig it!
I thought it was rather corny, and can’t quite figure out how anybody would think it would be an effective witnessing tool.
so I checked out these Chick tracts, and I found them to be more disturbing than anything else. It makes it look like Christians are absolute jerks, hating most all. My favorite was that a line about how real preachers used to preach fire and brimstone caused they loved their bible, and now nobody else does because all the seminaries were infiltrated by professors and false teachers.