This winter, a movie is coming out based on a series by atheist author Philip Pullman. It’s called The Golden Compass. Nicole Kidman stars in it.
One article writes:
Pullman wrote these books with the intention of indoctrinating children with atheistic values. While the full interpretation and presentation of the movie has not yet been seen, the books’ underlying message promotes antagonism towards Christianity.
It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out around the holiday season.
Pullman does make a good point with this statement:
There are Christians who are opposed to that type of doubt-is-bad mentality. They condone questions and promote debate. They’re not the ones who say science is a faith. But that group is not the majority of the country by any means. Those religionists who think their faith is beyond criticism are the ones we need to worry about.
“What I fear and deplore in the faith school camp is their desire to close argument down and put some things beyond question or debate. It’s vital to get clear in young minds what is a faith position and what is not-so that, for instance, they won’t be taken in by religious people claiming that science is a faith position no different in kind from Christianity.”
The movie’s trailer tells us about a world “dominated by the Magisterium, which seeks to control all humanity, and whose greatest threat, is the curiosity of a child.”
Apparently, the “Magisterium” is a not-so-subtle reference to the Catholic Church.
Praise the questioning children!