Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Golden Compass

Recently I've heard about a new movie to be released this December (7th) called "The Golden Compass". This movie is the first in a series of movies based off Phillip Pullman's books His Dark Materials. These books are indeed very anti-Christian and seemingly even more specifically anti-Catholic. By the end of the trilogy the "God" (who is the whole time portrayed as weak and cruel) dies of his own weakness and I think the "good guys" (who are really bad guys and include witches) win and defeat the Church.

Now you may be thinking that this just sounds like another Harry Potter controversy. Personally I still think that Harry Potter is not a good work, but His Dark Materials is much more blatantly evil and I do not think that there is much doubt. Pullman is against CS Lewis, a very good Christian fantasy author, and his series (among other things) portrays Heaven as place of torment.

How could this be any clearer? Isn't it sad that we have a new "hit" movie coming out right around the Christmas season directed at young viewers that is anti-Christ. I ask that if you think these movies and books are wrong that you make a stand! Do not go to the movie or let your children go! Do not buy his books---we have plenty of good literature out there for our children and ourselves without this trash!

Also, if you are a member of Facebook ( then you can also join my campaign to get at least 1 million people to boycott this work by Phillip Pullman by clicking here.


JD said...

this group already have 600+ member and LOTS of invites out.. and lots of links and Catholic material on the movie

Cy said...

Yikes, and I was about to read it too!!
Thanks for the post.

PBXVI said...

Thanks for showing me this group! I'd be glad to join, but I will continue to keep my one going--it certainly can't hurt!

cy, I'm glad it was helpful!

God Bless!

Soutenus said...

Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that "My books are about killing God."

Philip Pullman wrote the book on which this movie is based. The movie is a watered down version of the book. But that only means that it can easily "suck parents and kids into" thinking his stories aren't all that bad.

This movie is a wolf in sheeps clothing, in my opinion.