Jack Chick is rather controversial among geeks and even Christians like myself. Or rather was, as he passed away over the weekend. In case you never heard of him, Chick was a cartoonist and fundamental evangelist who made comic-like tracts warning of the dangers of certain activities. Personally, on the rare occasion I agreed with him he still found a way to be so extreme as to make me disagree with him again, like claiming all rock, even Christian rock, was from the Devil. And with his extreme stances against Halloween and role-playing games like Dungeons And Dragons that went beyond even critics I’ve read about, you can imagine how the geek community thought of him, especially non-Christians. It’s a shame his talent didn’t better serve his mission but now only God can judge his actions on Earth.
I will not celebrate his death because whatever you thought of the man that’s in poor taste and I see it way too often in certain circles. Instead I feel sorry the man was so far over the edge and possibly morn a lost soul who thought he was doing right. Like I said, this is God’s judgement now and we’ll never know what his fate was. I never met him so I don’t know what kind of person he was, but I have some issues with his ministry, which says they will continue as Chick has. Take that as you will.