The Golden Compass – Anti God Theme?

THE GOLDEN COMPASS, a new movie targeted at children, will be released December 7, 2007. This movie is based on a the first book of a trilogy by atheist Philip Pullman. In the final book a boy and girl kill God so they can do as they please. Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview that “My books are about killing God.

The movie is a watered down version of the first book and is designed to be very attractive in the hope unsuspecting parents will take their children to see the the movie and that the children will want the books for Christmas.

The movie has a well known cast, including Nicole Kidman, Kevin Bacon, and Sam Elliott. It will probably be advertised extensively, so it is crucial that we get the word out to warn parents to avoid this movie.

You can research this for yourself. Start with this article on Snopes.com, then go to Google.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

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3 responses to “The Golden Compass – Anti God Theme?

  1. yeah, i wouldn’t pay the 9 bucks a head to support something overtly against God, but then again, aren’t all God-less movies against God on the most basic level?

  2. Anonymous

    I find it really sad that people like you and many other Christians are trying to fight your children away from having open minds. I believe the way that people keep telling others to not watch the movie is almost like cenosrship. People like you are taking our country closer and closer to communism each day. Good job.

  3. Greg

    Go anonymous person! You said it. Saying that these books are anti-god is total bullshit. I find it really hard to believe that Philip Pullman said that. All three books in the “His Dark Materials” series are great books…and even though it’s true that Lyra and Will kill God in the last one, and that the Church is portrayed as something that’s evil, it’s not a book(/series) that encourages killing God (I’m not sure how one would go about that) or that actually implies that the Church is evil.
    And now you’re trying to stop kids from reading these books. Bullshit.