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Sunday, September 28, 2008

An Atheist Tract

Finally, an atheist track! Take that Jack Chick!




















All credits go to Artist Steve Ellis and writer Fred Van Lente. Original Source.

18 comments:

  1. The world needs more Lovecraftian tracts.

    Also, I wish I had more friends so I could play more Arkham Horror.

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  2. Wow.

    That tract misrepresented atheism about as well as LW's tracts misrepresent Christianity.

    Kudos!

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  3. Brilliant! I love it!

    I know that I've posted this before, but as a fan of '60s Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Fantastic Four comics, I've always enjoyed this one in particular: Galactus is Coming!

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  4. Oh, and you don't need to know anything about Marvel Comics (or anything other than Chick Tracts) to enjoy Antlers of the Damned!

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  5. Ornitheologist, I recommend you read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Ctulhu".

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  6. Lovecraft was way ahead of his time in terms of atheism. I really do recommend atheists reading some of his books and short stories.

    "If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences. "
    - H.P. Lovecraft

    "Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity. "
    - H.P. Lovecraft

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  7. Ahhh, so there's the rub. *feels oblivious*

    Now, Kaitlyn, I want those last ten minutes back... :P

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  8. Fhtagn!

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  9. Don't know. That's why I used a question mark. It probably wouldn't get through anyway.

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  10. It's probably best to not talk about the Necronomicon and Cthulhu amongst Christian company anyway. It'll probably just freak them out like freemasonry.

    Once someone accepts that the world is in fact billions of years old and our existence is the pinnacle of absurdity as specks of near nothingness in the cold, dense void of eternity, then we can introduce them to H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon.

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  11. I loved this!! I should print it off and give it to the guy I see everyday, who stands in downtown wearing a sandwich board while yelling at people to repent and handing out bible tracts! He'd probably feel the same way I feel when I take one of his tracts...

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  12. @Kaitlyn:

    Mind you, Lovecraft had some pretty repellent views about race, which while sadly entirely of their time, is the sort of thing that Ray would attempt to make some sort of feeble point about;

    "Oh, the atheists all like Cthulhu, but HP Lovecraft was a racist, just like Darwin* bleat moan whinge whine... And now here's Jesus with the Weather..."

    * despite the fact that Darwin was quite obviously enlightened about race for his time.

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  13. @BaldySlaphead
    I agree. We should try to avoid looking like racists. :P

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  14. We should try to avoid looking like racists.

    I'll go on record right now that I think that Hitler was an asshole. Seriously. What's up with that guy?

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