Chick Tracts! Outdated and Ineffective for Today’s Audience Or, I let my dog eat it

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As a Christ Follower, and as someone who has a comprehension of the history of the church I was appalled to see a Chick Tract handed to me by a missionary in a local festival. I almost couldn’t believe it.

John Chick died last year and he leaves a mixed legacy.

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Chick’s comic-book style media is a bizarre fire and brimstone approach to Christianity that has no place in a more educated American/Western/Global populace. Frankly, I found seeing it disturbing. I asked the missionary this. “Is this a Chick Tract?”

“Why yes it is!” She exclaimed with a tone that suggested nothing but joy and pride towards peddling one. I kept the tiny paper bible. I let my dog eat the Chick Tract.

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And I don’t typically let her have paper. Chick tracts are a media that have no place in the Christian faith anymore. Times have changed. If you want to get people in touch with God talk about a relationship with Jesus Christ. Not handing them an Anti-Science piece of paper.

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The Bible is a scriptural text that provides a moral compass and wisdom. It is not a science textbook. This kind of rhetoric leads to thinking that is incompatible with modern civilization and a modern faith. Jesus’s disciple Luke was a physician, not a healer like Christ. He used scientific knowledge of his field not healing superpowers to serve patients.

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Missionaries: Stop this nonsense. You are one of the reasons why so many leave the church for good.  They’ll only come to him if you show the real HIM.

SON OF GOD

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