by Scoobie Davis
Misc. Religious Stuff
I was in Westwood Village and on top of a newspaper rack for The Daily Bruin was a Spanish language version copy of one of the lamer Chick tracts "Tiny Shoes" (the Spanish language version is called "Los Zapatitos").
Last night, a friend and I checked out the scene near the Third Street Promenade. There was a group of Bible-beaters with a banner that read, "THE LORD KILLS--REPENT!" Whenever I see such a group, I ask them if they're giving out Chick tracts. I asked the guy who was the head of this group (I later found out his name--I'm not making this up--is Darwin Fish, which made me think of this) for a Chick tract. Mr. Fish told me that Chick is a false teacher because he is a five-point Calvinist and a KJV-Only proponent. He gave me a tract that also had the title, "THE LORD KILLS--REPENT!" which identified his group as "a true church."
I took a look at the tract and it had a section titled, "BEWARE," which listed what Mr. Fish and "a true church" believe are false teachers; included in the list of the deluded are Pat Robertson, Billy Graham, Charles Stanley, John Hagee, James Dobson, and many others. I asked Mr. Fish what he thought about the late reconstructionist Rousas John Rushdoony; Mr. Fish wasn't familiar with him.
I also noticed that in the "BEWARE" section that it lambasted "certain holidays" such as Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. I told Mr. Fish that I liked Halloween. He asked me why. I told him my reasons: 1) You get to wear whatever you want; 2) Halloween is noted for great parties; and 3) Halloween gives women an excuse to dress like tarts. He wasn't impressed with my response and the conversation soon ended.
Later, I took a look at Mr. Fish's web site (which was listed on the "THE LORD KILLS--REPENT!" tract). The site is totally hard-core. Check out their intro. A true church even has a blog.
Note of clarification: I know that Jack Chick trusts the authority of the King James Version of the Bible--which I suppose would make him a KJV Only proponent. However, I checked the five points of Calvinism and concluded that Mr. Fish was incorrect to label Chick a five-point Calvinist.
UPDATE: A True Church also has videos in which they go to religious events led by people they consider false teachers and picket them.