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Golden Compass

October 26, 2007

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Today’s post is a follow up to John Allen Turner’s…and others…thoughts on the New Atheism from yesterday.  “The Golden Compass” is a new movie soon to be released that is the creation of an avowed atheist and is directed toward children. With the popularity of “fantasy” type flicks, this one seems to be designed to go a step further in its Godless bias. It probably won’t have an effect on many “church folks”, but I think it will add another building block in Satan’s agenda to erode the faith of the weak…both parents and children.  Here is World News Daily’s Dr. Ted Baehr’s take on the movie.

An atheist’s ‘Narnia’ knockoff


Posted: October 26, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie “The Golden Compass,” based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled “His Dark Materials” by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled “The Chronicles Of Narnia.” Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film’s release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which we must step in and declare truth. Pullman represents God as a decrepit and perverse angel in his novels, who captures the dead in a “prison camp” afterlife. As one fallen angel tells one of the novel’s young heroes:

The Authority, God, the Creator, the Lord, Yahweh, El, Adonai, the King, the Father, the Almighty – those were all names he gave himself. He was never the creator. He was an angel like ourselves – the first angel, true, the most powerful, but he was formed of Dust as we are, and Dust is only a name for what happens when matter begins to understand itself.

When the hero finally finds this “god,” he is ultimately described as a “demented and powerless” creature that “could only weep and mumble in fear and pain and misery.” The boy then kills this “god” by breaking him out of his crystal cell, thereby evaporating him. The only “god” in this universe is matter.

Meanwhile, the Church is depicted as an organization bent on power, control and the torture of children by cutting. One-character notes of the Church:

Killing is not difficult for them; Calvin himself ordered the deaths of children; they’d kill her with pomp and ceremony and prayers and lamentations and psalms and hymns, but they would kill her.

Click here for the rest of the article.

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3 comments

  1. I am one of those “church folk” you talk about. I am also one of those children you speak of, I’m 18. A person has a choice of what they watch when attending the movies. If you are against such films, boycott them, don’t bitch about it, because honestly if you think someone is going to hell, keep thinking it. You aren’t doing someone a favor by cramming your ideas in their face. It is people like you who are so abstract and conformed in their beliefs that you ruin your day to day living. Christ understands that we humans enjoy having fun. Christ will not send us to hell for watching a “fantasy” or “science fiction” flick. Also, in the movie, the usage of the term “the church” is so open and broad, and for you to believe that it is atheist is ignorant, because You haven’t seen the movie. I haven’t either, I plan to, the books I have read and I do not believe they falter on either way. They do not state a blatant dislike of Christ, just a dislike of something organized refered to as “the church” but the church of what is not stated. It also does not state it is following any agnostic rituals.


  2. I don’t think it is wise to base your opinions about the books on what others feel about the books, instead of reading them yourself and deciding what you think about them. There are more words in the story than the ones in the review, as I should not have to point out. I’d also pick a better source of information than an author that writes such hateful and divisive articles.


  3. The movie is not bad. As to the criminal organizations known as ‘churches’ – they haven’t got what they deserver – yet.



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