As seen at a gas station in Arkansas. … I think the thorns at the top are a nice touch.
A few things…
1.) Did you know that there was such thing as a National Young Fundamentalists Conference?
2.) Is anyone surprised that a group of fundamentalists is using a comedy trio from the 1930′s to draw in young people?
3.) Where’s Shemp?
Jesus has been showing up in a lot of places lately: an iron, a rocking chair, lots of different pieces of toast.
Well, now it appears He’s making an appearance at a ski resort in Montana. Except this time it’s for real!
From the Billings Gazette:
WHITEFISH — Having made cameo appearances in taco shells and coffee splotches, it should come as little surprise that Jesus — or his likeness — would alight on Big Mountain.
Still, skiers and snowboarders have been known to pinch themselves when they round the bend at the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Chair 2 and, through a miasma of snow and fog, glimpse the statue of Jesus Christ.
Closer inspection reveals that the sighting is not a phantasm, but rather a painted stone figure that, according to a recently installed bronze plaque, has graced the mountain for nearly 60 years.
So clear an account was not always close at hand, however, and the absence of any historical context left skiers confounded by the statue’s inexplicable presence — though curiosities were typically well met with a (sometimes irreverent) photograph beside Christ’s likeness and a humorous story to tell friends.
I’ve heard rumors about “cowboy church” for years. One of my professors in college used to spin tales about people dressing up like cowboys and holding church in a barn. To be honest I only half believed him. Finally, I have proof:
Look, if you feel the need to wear a cowboy hat and hold church in a barn to feel like you’re reaching people for Christ then “get ‘er done”. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t the most random form of church I have ever seen or heard of. To be honest I had no idea there even was a cowboy sub culture that needed evangelizing.
I guess this just goes to prove that there is no length no matter how odd that we won’t go to in America to have church our way.
If there’s two things that Jack Chick hates, it’s gays and people who don’t recognize the KJV as the only true Word of God. In this tract, notice how successful Satan seems to be throughout history. Jack seems to give him a lot of credit- perhaps because of a deal they have mutually agreed upon…
(As always, special thanks to the good people at Chick Publishing for all their hard work in putting this tract together.)