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Not Another Religious Tract Dissection by Boolean Union Studios

 
Global Warming (GWRM)
Global Warming. Tract #230. Art by Jack Chick - © 2012 Chick Publications

Global Warming - Tract #230 (GWRM)
Art by Jack Chick - © 2012 Chick Publications


First Published: May 4th, 2012

"Global Warming" is Chick's latest attempt to address issues he feels are both significant and important. This tract has no overarching plot and merely tries to throw information at us like a grade school film strip. He tries so hard to be humorous, but all he manages to eek out are some pathetic, half-assed cameos that make almost no sense in (or out) of context.


CommentatorsCommentators

  Tim   Jessica   Sean  

Tim

 

Jessica

 

Sean

 

 
Page Index
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

o Introduction

JessicaSean I never have, and don't believe I ever will understand just what it is about global climate change that gets conservative Christians panties all in a twist. Unfortunately, this tract is so nonsensical it really doesn't make any head room towards helping me out.

 

o Cover / Page 1

Cover / Page 1
 
JessicaJessica Well isn't that cute. Why not put an exploding thermometer in it's mouth and go totally juvenile with it? Or you could opt for something cool.

 

o Page 2

Page 2
 
JessicaJessica ...aaaaand that's Al Gore... with a shitty little mustache. WTF?
   
TimTim Itís interesting how Jack Chick interprets An Inconvenient Truth as Al Gore and a bunch of heathen secularists giving us an ultimatum instead of what it is: a documentary that presents factual data poured over by scientists for years. Plant more trees and stop producing greenhouse gases. Whatís wrong with that message?
   
SeanSean Trying to make Al Gore look like Big Brother, eh Jackie? Considering he's hardly in any position of power at the moment, that's really not going to work.

 

o Page 3

Page 3
 
TimTim “Us little people”? Check out the inferiority complex on Jack. Those scientists, with all their research, proven theories and study, making you feel a little dumb, Jack? Come on man. Just be secure in who YOU are.
   
SeanSean Hang on... is this the cast from "Young Frankenstein"? Yeah, the kids of today are really going to get that reference.
   
TimTim Are they right?” Well, let’s do a study of our own, Jack. …Do you really think that the exhaust from cars and emissions from smokestacks do no harm to our environment?
   
JessicaJessica Chick thinks Prime-time television is bad for our environment.

 

o Page 4

Page 4
 
TimTim The people were “terrified” of the Church? Of course they were, Jack. The Church claimed to speak on behalf of God. This reminds me of another person who uses fear tactics to get people into the Church…I can’t think of his name…It’s on the tip of my tongue.
   
SeanSean Oh Jack, you just couldn't resist taking another crack at the Catholic Church could you? Doesn't matter what your topic is: Global Warming, Premarital Sex, or D&D, you always come back to Catholicism.

 

o Page 5

Page 5
 
SeanSean Hey, look who's popped up in Medieval times, it's Fang!
   
Jessica Well, they were dumb-asses for thinking giving a bunch of your stuff to some shysters would prevent the apocalypse. Of course, a thousand years on we don't seem to be doing much better.

 

o Page 6

Page 6
 
TimTim Blind faith. Check Giving more tithe to the church than you have to give. Check. Clergy taking advantage of their congregationís contributions. Check. How is this different than your average non Catholic Christian church again?
   
SeanSean Gee, does this sound familiar?
   
Tim If you look at this from a believer’s standpoint, the peasants are the worst kind of jerk: You give God all of your offerings before he ends your world. He’s so pleased by your offerings that he decides to spare you all and postpone the end of the world… And now you want to take the offerings back? Bunch of jerks.
   
Sean Uhh... guys? Look at the sky right behind you. It looks like you're having a killer storm, I wouldn't call all clear just yet. Oh wait, never mind. Bad artwork strikes again.

 

o Page 7

Page 7
 
TimTim You mean Nostradamus’ predictions were “enhanced” for TV? Those sons of bitches!
   
JessicaJessica Hey, if you can't trust 16th century television producers who can you trust, right?
   
SeanSean Why are 500 year old failed prophecies considered bull, while 2000 year old ones are given a free ride?

 

o Page 8

Page 8
 
TimTim Chick had to take this errant shot at “Muslims-as-terrorists”, even though it didn’t have a thing to do with this story. Well, you can’t have a Chick Tract without a side order of xenophobia.
   
SeanSean Speaking as someone who (as of writing this) lives in London. I can safely say that the Muslim population is nowhere near as large as Mr. Chick would have you believe. Yes, there are quite a lot of Middle-Eastern immigrants who live here, but there are also large amounts of people from other areas of the world. In fact, there are more immigrants coming from Africa and other parts of Asia. So yeah, saying that "Muslims are taking over the UK" is about as accurate as saying that Cubans are taking over the US.

 

o Page 9

Page 9
 
TimTim Okay, the joke about wanting a tuna sandwich while standing amongst dead and rotting sea life is so dark that it is almost funny. But then the unfunny “fishy” pun just cancels it out…And can we get some info about the environment from the last ten years? And from someone who actually studied this? Bernt Balchen was an aviator and a consultant for oil companies, not an ecologist. He just hung out in the Artic a lot.
   
SeanSean 3.82 million square miles? Source please? According to a little organization called "NASA" the Polar Ice caps weren't even 3 million square KILOMETERS, let alone miles, in 2000. While this may still seem like a lot, it's a significantly less amount than the 4.5 million of 1981, and it's only gotten worse.

 

o Page 10

Page 10
 
TimEric According to scientists, heavy snowfall is consistent with man-made global warming. Increased moisture in the air - a result of global warming - can lead to increased snowfalls.
   
SeanSean Which is why they tend to use the more accurate term "Climate Change" nowadays. The problem isn't that we're only getting warmer weather, but that we're getting greater extremes in temperature.
   
JessicaJessica Case in point, we just had 85 degree weather in the middle of April over here in Maryland. That's not normal.

 

o Page 11

Page 11
 
TimTim

Chick took a swipe at the Occupy Movement! What’d they ever do to him?

   
SeanSean I love the guy in the 30's working class clothing in the corner. Neat little stab at socialism there.

 

o Page 12

Page 12
 
JessicaJessica What in the hell is that... THING... standing behind Hillary Clinton(?) there?
   
SeanSean There are more Christian Scientists than there are Wiccan ones. I'm pretty sure even Jack is aware of this simple fact.
   
JessicaJessica The prudes drew the Venus of Willendorf but blurred out her special places? Jesus Christ.

 

o Page 13

Page 13
 
TimTim No country or organization ever claimed to be able to control the climate. Environmentalists want to preserve the resources we have…Is Chick saying that he is in favor of deforestation, smog and general pollution?

   
SeanSean No, I think it's a case of "We're not going to be here much longer, so it doesn't matter". Remember, he thinks the Biblical Apocalypse is just around the corner.
   
JessicaJessica Screw the earth... we're going home!!! All that stuff about good stewardship, forget that. It's metaphorical.

 

o Page 14

Page 14
 
SeanSean I'll give you 5 points for a more realistic depiction of what Jesus may have looked like, but I'm taking 20 away for getting the skin color wrong.
   
JessicaJessica Yeah. I mean come on! Even Old Mary knew that Jesus was brown.

 

o Page 15

Page 15
 
SeanSean Old Scratch, Prince of Darkness, Rii-Chan.
   
JessicaJessica Who would you trust? This guido with the horns... or God who is apparently just a silhouette or is so hideous he's been cut out of the frame or something.
   
TimTim Thanks for judging all of mankind (that didn’t even exist yet) based on the actions of one man. Before Jesus, mankind was damned because of Adam Why not spare all those souls and just neuter Adam, or just erase him and start all over again?

 

o Page 16

Page 16
 
JessicaJessica It looks like Satan is about to screw the living hell out of planet Earth.

"Oh, yeah. Take it, Mediterranean... take it like a dirty little bitch!"
   
SeanSean Ewww.... Satan's O-Face is nasty.
   
TimTim So you are saying our all knowing and all caring God pre-judged all of us, who didn’t even exist at the time, based on the actions of Adam, who was essentially a child?

 

o Page 17

Page 17
 
SeanSean "His beard was plucked". What are you talking about? It's still on his fa- OH! Ouch...
   
JessicaJessica Still beats a bikini wax any day of the week.
   
TimTim The next three panels of grandstanding are shameless filler.

 

o Page 18

Page 18
 
TimTim IT’S PAYBACK TIME!” Jack seems fired up and gung ho about  God sending a bunch of  heathens (a.k.a non-whites and non Christians) to Hell. I thought there was a passage in the Bible about how the thirst for vengeance is wrong.
   
SeanSean Several in fact.

 

o Page 19

Page 19
 
SeanSean 50 million babies? When did we do that? Are you talking about all the babies killed in history, abortion, or some major massacre of infants at some point?
   
JessicaJessica Yeah, God getting pissed off about infant murder is kind of a case of the pot calling the kettle black, don't you think?

 

o Page 20

Page 20
 
Tim The environmentalists never claimed to call the shots. They want to inform everyone that our resources are being depleted and that there are toxins in the air that must be eliminated. That's it.
   
SeanSean Am I the only one who thinks that the earth burning looks a little more like something else?
   
Jessica It would appear God has far more of the little swimmers than would ever be necessary.

 

o Page 21

Page 21
 
SeanSean If God has to go through every single person who died this way, I don't think we'd be done with Julius Caesar before the time the Apocalypse rolls around.
   
JessicaJessica Oh, I doubt that would be a real problem seeing as how the Earth is only 6,000 years old.

 

o Page 22

Page 22
 
SeanSean And we have come full circle to Jack's biggest fetish: throwing heathens into flaming pits.
   
JessicaJessica Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap... business as usual.

 

o Conclusion

TimTim This tract was just a platform for Jack T. Chick’s frustration with Democrats and the Far Left. It’s just a rant and it's not his best rant.
   
SeanSean Chick's getting older, and this one really shows. We just didn't get the full insanity that some of his older stuff has. Still, we had our bad art, and hamfisted message, so it was still kinda fun.

 

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