Jack Chick: 1924 – 2016

You have probably heard the news already. Jack Chick, about whose work we’ve often posted, has died. He was 92. Other than Wikipedia, which mentions the date of Chick’s death (23 October 2016), there are no reliable sources of news yet, but when we find some, we’ll mention them.

If you haven’t yet seen any of Chick’s comics, you can read them online using the links in this post: Creationist Comic Books. They’re classics — especially Big Daddy?

According to Wikipedia:

Chick’s views have been spread worldwide, mostly through the tracts and now online. His company, Chick Publications, says it has sold over 750 million tracts, comics tracts and comic books, videos, books, and posters designed to promote Evangelical Protestantism from a Christian fundamentalist perspective or point of view. They have been translated into more than 100 languages. As evidenced from his writings and publications, Chick is an Independent Baptist who followed a premillennial dispensationalist view of the end times. He is a believer in the King James Only movement, which posits that every English translation of the Bible more recent than 1611 promotes heresy or immorality.

Verily, a man with strong beliefs. We’ve been critical of Chick, but this is not the time for that, so we’re asking you, dear reader, to be moderate in your comments.

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Year’s Most Predictable Creationist Headline

This is a follow-up to our recent post, Ken Ham & Ray Comfort in the Ark, Tonight, in which we reported that there would be a “special live premiere” of the latest creationist film by Ray Comfort, who is best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”.

The premier of Comfort’s film was hosted by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed not only for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), but also for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum. To add to the splendor of the occasion, the event was held inside Hembo’s exact replica of Noah’s Ark, a creationist tourist attraction known as Ark Encounter.

Your Curmudgeon would be failing in his mission if he didn’t give you a post-premier report about the reception of Comfort’s film. We are able to do that because of a story we found at the Christian Post, which describes itself as “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website.” They don’t have a comments feature. Their headline is Ray Comfort Blames Atheists ‘Atheist Delusion’ 3.1 Stars Rating After Ark Encounter Premiere.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The film is a flop, a dud, a loser, and Comfort is blaming the atheists. Well, we said the headline was predictable. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Evangelist Ray Comfort is accusing atheist users of down-voting “The Atheist Delusion” movie on film-ratings website IMDB, after the documentary had its premiere at Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky.

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Moving along, we’re told:

Within the first 24 hours of its release, 61 atheists have rated it as a one-star movie. This pulls the average down to a 3.5 stars. That means to someone wanting to know, it’s really bad,” Comfort wrote on Facebook on Sunday, referring the “The Atheist Delusion” and it’s 3.1/10 rating on the IMDB website.

We never visited that website before, but you can click here to see the ratings received by Comfort’s film. When you go there, you can select the reviews you’ll see — “hated it,” or “loved it,” or all of them in a chronological listing.

The Christian Post then quotes Comfort:

“They have done this with most of our productions, but this one is going to be a real target because it disproves atheism with one scientific question,” he added. “They are worried that people will watch it and realize the insane nature of atheism,” he continued. “Watch the atheists swarm in like a bunch of nasty bees, to try and pull it down.”

It’s obvious that the atheists are desperate. After that, we’re given this fascinating information:

Despite the negative user reviews on IMDB, other famous conservative Christian artists, such as actor Kirk Cameron, have praised the movie. “Classic Comfort mixed with high-resolution logic, breath-taking creation, topped off with quality humor and compassionate Gospel interviews,” Cameron wrote in a review about “The Atheist Delusion.”

Kirk Cameron? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He’s also featured in Comfort’s banana video. We’ve written about him before — see Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human?, and also Kirk Cameron (Banana Boy): The Joy of Eggs.

There’s a bit more to the Christian Post story, but we’ve excerpted enough. It’s a terrible thing those atheists have done to the ratings of Comfort’s film, but he can be confident that they’ll get the reward they deserve — in the Lake of Fire.

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Rev. David Rives — The Moon Is Young

The Drool-o-tron™ startled us with its sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). It had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.

Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: How lunar recession disproves evolution. There’s also a sub-headline: “Exclusive: David Rives notes moon’s distance can only be explained by young Earth.” [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] It’s an exclusive!

Suddenly, your Curmudgeon had an insight. We noticed that the rev seems to be going down the whole list of clunkers in the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims, and he’s using the list as arguments for creationism. Sure enough, they have an entry for The moon is receding at a rate too fast for an old universe.

Fortified by our new understanding of the rev’s methodology, we clicked on his video. It’s actual title is “Lunar Recession.” As expected, the rev explains to his drooling fans that the Moon is moving away from the Earth a few inches a year. That means it was recently so close to the Earth that it would have either shattered or crashed into us! So the Moon couldn’t have existed as long as those scientists say it has. The universe is young! (He doesn’t explain why he’s assuming a uniform rate of recession, when creationists always dismiss “uniformitarianism” in geology.)

The rev is wearing the same the same outfit he’s been wearing for weeks — a gray bible-boy suit without a necktie. This is getting disgusting. Yes, he’s still the world’s cutest rev, but he really ought to change his clothes from time to time. This video is only two minutes long before the commercial at the end. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.

As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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From Ken Ham — The Real News on Aliens

We already know what Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else — thinks about the topic of extra-terrestrial life.

In Ken Ham: Aliens Are Going to Hell!, Hambo declared:

The search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution!

He also said:

[T]he Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation.

Then, in Ken Ham: Geocentric Universe, No Aliens, he announced:

Despite a lack of evidence, scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that life will be found soon. … But from a biblical perspective we shouldn’t expect to find life in outer space.


So we have good reason to say that there isn’t intelligent extraterrestrial life, and it’s doubtful that there is even microbial life in outer space, though Scripture doesn’t completely rule out the possibility.

If you needed any further evidence, in Ken Ham Says There Are No Intelligent Aliens we quoted him saying:

One can postulate endlessly about possibilities of intelligent life in outer space, but I believe a Christian worldview, built on the Bible, rejects such a possibility.

Well, he’s at it again. Hambo’s latest blog article is Do Aliens Have the Answers to Life? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

The idea of extraterrestrial beings is everywhere in our culture. Since the invention of television, we’ve seen countless cartoons, sci-fi films, and TV shows featuring aliens. … One thing these supposed aliens nearly all have in common is heightened intelligence, often revealing humans on earth to be so far behind in development that they’re practically primal.

Hambo thinks the whole concept is absurd. He says:

An evolutionist astronomer [obviously a godless fool!] once suggested that perhaps the reason we haven’t yet made contact with alien life is that aliens are ignoring us. He backed up this claim with the idea that aliens may have formed cliques, much like the ones high schoolers deal with every day, and humans aren’t cool enough to be in the clique. This clique is so exclusive that all alien groups have formed a pact to ignore us unintelligent humans.

After that he tells us:

Recently, Scottish astronomer Duncan Forgan refuted this idea, though he added that any assumptions are difficult to test with computer simulation because there isn’t any real alien data.

Hambo’s information on that came from this article at Fox News: Are aliens avoiding Earth? But Hambo knows more than everyone else, so he tells us:

Well, here’s the real news: real alien data will never exist because, well, aliens aren’t real! You see, people are always looking for something beyond themselves to explain life and the universe, answer their big questions, give them the keys to immortality and infinite knowledge, and offer them a sense of purpose. But when people deny the true Creator of the universe, they’ll look for anything to try to replace Him — no matter how ridiculous their ideas are.

That’s the real news, dear reader. Hambo continues:

Isn’t it interesting that they’re looking for everything God has already provided?

• Genesis 1:1 tells us how we got here: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

• Ecclesiastes 12:13 states our purpose: “Fear God and keep His commandments.”

• 1 John 5:13 explains eternal life: “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

• And Proverbs 1:7 provides the key to knowledge: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”

Now you know everything you need to know. Hambo summarizes it all in his final paragraph:

When we look for answers outside of God’s Word, our efforts are in vain and even foolish. These evolutionists/atheists have turned what serves as simple entertainment for many of us into a passionate, expensive pursuit that will never give them the answers they’re looking for. Only a life pursuing our Creator will give us the answers and purpose we seek.

Okay, dear reader, that’s the whole story about aliens. Go now, and repent.

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