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My op-ed piece on the controversy over The Golden Compass and the His Dark Materials trilogy as a whole is now up at BC Christian News.
I read your review of The Golden Compass today in CanadianChristianity.com and I was mortified…
Are Christians so lukewarm these days that they are unable to take a stand against a film based on books which are clearly anti-Christian? Books which eventually culminate in the demise of God himself!
If you don’t think there is an “agenda” behind The Golden Compass, you my friend, are very naive indeed! The agenda is clearly to provide a watered down version of the book so the masses will see it and in turn, purchase the books in this trilogy. What a travesty!
I, for one, will not support this film or the books, with the money God has granted me with, for the purpose of “engaging” with this film. I don’t care how powerful a writer Pullman is, or how vivid his imagination. If I were to see this movie, I would be supporting this film, the author (and his beliefs) and the books the film is based on.
In my opinion, this is NOT a grey issue at all; it is BLACK as satan himself! Lest we become complacent to the forces of this present darkness!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV
This film does not fit with criteria from the Word of God!
From a concerned disciple of Christ
I’ll post the other one too.
If you get a chance, please read Jeff Overstreet’s commentary. It’s very good and very thorough. The link is on my latest post, if you are interested.
Thanks for the article. I’ve read the books a couple of times, and was glad to see a good, thoughtful exploration of the issues from a Christian POV.
The interview w/ Pullman was even more interesting, since you ask relevant questions that other interviewers usually don’t bring up. Much as I disagree with him, I admire his graciousness in answering your questions so thoroughly–and I’m glad to have this interview & article to share with people who aren’t familiar with the books, and are wondering about the controversy.