The dawn of the Atomic Age saw many evangelical Christian preachers claiming that atomic energy, the splitting of the atom and atomic bombs themselves as proof of God's greatness. If being "great" as a god amounts to the destruction of the world, apart from those white Christian Americans who would some how miraculously survive an atomic apocalypse. There's the cheery little pamphlet from Rev. William D. Herrstrom (below), Christian nut-job and Holocaust denier. He even thought that people openly celebrating VJ Day, was an example of the "moral degeneracy of American youth [that] is nauseating to contemplate." Here's a selection of some of best of the bombed-out bunch.
Evangelical Christian ventriloquists album covers. Now that's a sentence you never expect you'd get to write. As if ventriloquist dummies aren't creepy enough already, to have them channel "the word of the lord" ups the creepy factor to the max. Why dummies for Jesus? What were they thinking?
The first Touched By The Hand Of God! post was so popular, I just had to do another one. Just when you thought sniggering at vintage Christian album covers that use the words "touch" or "come" couldn't get any weirder, check out this selection. As we go further down the spiral of innocently depraved albums.
Released in 1986, the game tests players knowledge of pre-Vatican II doctrine. The game is a sort of Catholic combination of "Trivial Pursuit" and ''Monopoly". Players mark their progress around the board laid out in the likeness of a rosary by advancing up the "church hierarchical ladder" from altar boy to pope, by completing "a six-decade rosary". Being a Catholic is obviously an advantage when playing!
There are dozens of inadvertently funny vintage Christian album covers to be discovered on the Weird Wide Web. Often featuring innocently chosen titles, that out of context come across as creepy. Here's just a few, that relate to either being "touched" or "used" by Jesus, or waiting for him to "come".
But back in the 90s, software manufacturers were still exploring new markets, and the "edutainment" industry was still in its infancy. Just the word "edutainment" makes me shiver, as I recall the dozens and dozens of dodgy titles that passed through the computer store I worked in at the time. Fortunately, or unfortunately for its kitsch value alone, Captain Bible never passed though our way.