A Jack T. Chick tract from
The theme of the day? Halloween. (Goes well after the
recently cooled node... =)
In this tract JTC uses fairly übercartoonesque style. I guess
the reason is to give a more humorous atmosphere, because the topic is
so evil that a counterbalance is needed. Or something. Maybe JTC doesn't want to scare the children.
In the tract, a bunch of people rent a cottage from a camping
area for Halloween celebration. They got it for cheap. Reason, as
someone in the group believes, is that last year 13 people (subtle
numerology here?) were murdered there.
Apparently they're celebrating really throughoutly: "Carrie will
sacrifice a cat to Satan at midnight." And outside, a
black-clad man with a big pumpkin on the head and a snake in the
end of a leash is looking at the other cars that are approaching the
cottage: "They're coming to celebrate my birthday!
@!!**... I forgot my chain saw!"
So as this Carrie person is sacrificing a cat at midnight, the
pumpkin-headed (or rather a Jack-o-lantern-headed, as we see now
more clearly) guy with the chain saw crashes through the door,
claiming feline sacrifice is inadequeate for his needs and demands
Carrie herself as the substitute. Then, he proceeds to
"Buzzzzzz" around, regrettably the scene was censored.
Cat flees, as does one terrified person - and the authorities are
alarmed and they, in a mentally alarmed state, estimate that only an
army will be enough to stop this killer.
40 minutes later, The Authorities arrive, and apparently waste
considerable amount of bullets. (The Authorities are here depicted
swearing: "Die, you @!!**!" Now now. I guess JTC made a big
mistake here =) The lantern-headed guy pulls his head out of the
pumpkin, and the Authorities flee upon seeing the horrifying (ehm, I guess)
19 dead. Outside the church, the Devil is harassing a boy who was
praying when the others were celebrating. But the boy says, "The
Lord rebuke you, Satan!" and the Satan flees.
The Pastor then tells the boy The Brief History of Satan. Here
begins the part in which the Satan character gets really humorous, and
intentionally so. Worth a chuckle. "...Lord Jesus Christ!"
"Ugh, I hate that name!".
Then, to the Satanic stuff that's behind the Halloween: To
Satanists and Witches, the Pastor tells, Halloween is the most solemn
ceremony, and as the Second Coming of Jesus approaches, Satanism will
increase and with it will increase human sacrifices. (You heard it
right. Who knows, it may be an Olympic Event next time or
something. JTCs conspiracies are well founded. =)
The Pastor then tells about the Druids, who in the British Isles
started the event - "Those guys were really spooky." They took
victims for human sacrifice in Oct 31th, left Jack-o-lanterns around
to protect the homes from death demons.
Nasty plot, eh? And witchcraft is "exploding among teens
today." (And as a result, 10 years later, the same teens are making
millions from new media and computer thingies. Coincidence?
I think not. =) So Accept Jesus As Your Savior.