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Offline terri

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You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« on: April 17, 2013, 06:54:05 pm »
I haven't been on these boards as often as I was on the old boards... I lost my job a few months ago, and I just lost my dad.  I hadn't seen him in a while because he had been hanging around with this parasitic trailer trash family that leeched off him ... he had only $4k in his bank account, I've been having to cancel his accounts (cable, Dish, cellphone, credit cards, etc.) and I can't keep his car because he owed nearly $9k on it and was paying $490 a month... I won't bore you with further details.

My aunt and uncle, who have been a huge help during this time, took me to lunch at their favorite restaurant the day after Dad died.  This establishment wears its Christianity on its sleeve with alacrity.  Their sign outside bears the fish symbol.  On the whiteboard near the front, instead of the day's special, are written Bible verses.  Jesus portraits, crucifixes, and more verses adorn the walls.  The Muzak plays contemporary Christian music.  I expected to see a dozen copies of one particular Chick tract near the cashier's stand. 
Oh no, I see ...
An entire freaking display of different Chick tracts!  In addition to other religious propaganda.  (The magazine below the display has the headline "The DNA of Faith.")

Oh, and the food?  Nothing special.  I had a hard time finding anything that wasn't fried or fatty/greasy.
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 06:59:17 pm »
I have noticed a connection between fundamentalist Christian churches and food that's more grease than meat...

Guess that applies to fundamentalist Christian restaurants, too.

Also, that's a lot of Chick tracts.  Yikes.
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 07:35:51 pm »
You know, I thought that I'd never hear of a place that stocks up on tracts like that.  If I may ask:  Where is it?


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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 07:51:23 pm »
It's called Seminole Wind and there are a few of them in south Georgia.

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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 08:04:12 pm »
I... I don't think I've ever even seen a FRACTION of that many tracts in one place.  Holy crap!
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 12:33:36 am »
You'd think all that stupid in one place would cause a singularity but no....

Ironbite-what do they do order 'em by the truck load?

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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 07:48:16 am »
I... I don't think I've ever even seen a FRACTION of that many tracts in one place.  Holy crap!
I've never even encountered one in real life, let alone that many.

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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 10:01:22 am »
You'd think all that stupid in one place would cause a singularity but no....

Ironbite-what do they do order 'em by the truck load?
You can order a helluva lot.  It's on the Chick.com website.  A crapload for like 10 bucks or so.  Something like that.

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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 01:00:18 pm »
You should have slipped in a few Cthulhu tracts...
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 03:36:54 pm »
So that's not the restaurant with the topless waitresses, then?
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 09:41:15 pm »
I would laugh my ass off if I found a Chick tract at a topless restaurant or any similar establishments.
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 04:39:46 am »
You should have slipped in a few Cthulhu tracts...
Considering that Jack Chick makes the KKK's position on Catholics (for one miniscule example) look reasoned and moderate*, hell yes. Someone needs do that!
It's called Seminole Wind and there are a few of them in south Georgia.
Correct.  Going by the reviews,
t's in Thomasville:
"... the food itself was rather bland and flavorless. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between one part of my meal and another beyond texture.
Also, I found it somewhat disturbing to have to walk past a fixture of Jack T Chick religious tracts to enter and leave the establishment."

Sounds like our place, unless the specific rack of Chick tracts are a chain-wide phenomenon like the Insane Troll Logic Christianity is-- to the point that one location in Florida closed.  Of course I mention this with great pleasure-- if a Chinese restaurant in Georgia issued tracts with titles like "No Jap is Fit to Associate with Human Beings" and "Foot binding is God's Design for Women" we all know how long that would last, and yet stupidity of the same level is unthinkingly accepted enough that the restaurant has multiple locations.[/spoiler]

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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 12:42:30 pm »
They're free to take? Take them all and take them home and burn them. Keep doing that so they have to spend more to refresh the stand.
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 01:14:16 pm »
awwww they don't have the "Dark Dungeons" one? That's the bestest one!
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Re: You think finding one Chick tract is bad enough...
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 08:08:22 pm »
They're free to take? Take them all and take them home and burn them. Keep doing that so they have to spend more to refresh the stand.
Good point.  At least the smell of burning paper isn't nearly as god-awful as the insane troll logic of said tracts.
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awwww they don't have the "Dark Dungeons" one? That's the bestest one!
Definitely.  While the "Catholic Church is responsible for Communism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Sicilian Mafia" stuff is pretty fundie in terms of batshit insanity, the tracts that argue along the lines of "No Black T-shirts, Long Hair, Metal, D&D, etc.-- otherwise you will get sodomized by Satan" all have visceral punch in terms of ability to annoy. 
Case in point.
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