“The Chronicles of Athiesm” — CT Readers Tell Philip Pullman “Leave our kids alone!”

Writer-director Chris Weitz, a self-described "lapsed-Catholic crypto-Buddhist," said in one interview that the film will not refer to "the church." But the movie's official website indicates that the cruel scientist Mrs. Coulter works for a villainous "dogma"-enforcing entity known as "the Magisterium," a Latin term that, in the real world, signifies the Catholic church's teaching authority.Nicole Kidman, who plays Mrs. Coulter, told Entertainment Weekly the film "has been watered down a … [Read more...]


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