Sunday, 20 April 2008


The bad news is we were out when the flatnoses came. The good news is, they now have explanatory cartoons.

It's a deft exegesis, mixing a sophisticated understanding of scripture with a wealth of artistic talent and an instinctive knack for storytelling. Consider the simple but gripping thrill of unexpected death:

Fun, sure, but for a real understanding of the human condition, check out the reviewed sins of our anonymous self-declared everyman:

I don't know about you average joes out there, but I've got a lot of whoremongering and theft to catch up with. (I will admit to doing a little whispering in my time, however. Which of us perfect, alas?)

Finally, we see the advantages of the letting Christ in to your life (presumably through a handy Christ-flap) As befits a pamphlet which has so ruthlessly attacked atheistic materialism, it steers well clear of suggesting any base financial benefits to belief:

Now, I'll be the first to admit that this is a big and sluggish fish in a small and ricochet-friendly barrel. But what's fascinating about it is that it presumably reflects, more or less accurately, the worldview of those who create, publish and distribute these wretched tracts. And what a world it is: most people you meet in the street are complete bastards - thieves and liars, whoremongers and whisperers, hypocrites, deceivers and false accusers abound, and woe to the Godly if they fall among them. God has CCTV cameras everywhere, and the price of a moment's human frailty is eternal damnation. Moreover, it's a world in which almost no-one in the western world has ever heard of Christianity. No wonder they've nothing better do on Saturday than drop crap through my door.

However, and I don't know if they've ever considered this, what if they're wrong?

1 comment:

Tom said...

You can read hundreds of these tracts here.

This one is particularly special. And this one is... amazing.