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08 November 2007

So what's this Golden Compass film all about then, eh?

There appears to be a rather big dummy-spit going on in the US about Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Here are some claims and comments:

In the last book, a boy and girl are depicted representing Adam and Eve and they kill God.

They are hoping that unsuspecting parents will take their children to See the movie, that they will enjoy the movie and then the children will want the books for Christmas. That's the hook. Pullman says he wants the children to read the books and decide against God and the kingdom of heaven.

I couldn't believe that in a children's book part of the story is about castration and female circumcision.

IF you're goal is to raise your child in a way that would cause them to grow and know God as He is described in the Bible, you should shield them from the writings.

I want more than anything else I want for my children, even their own happiness in this life, for them to believe in God, Who is their salvation.

i dont know much about pullman or his writings but the Word of God is the truth and the Bible says that Lieing is a sin.*By pullman writing this book he is lieing and he knows not the truth and the truth is not in him But God is truth and His word never fails and God has the final say. So Mr Pullman God wins you lose.

If a book is written by an atheist, the spirit of everything in that book is one of atheism.

Why risk filling your childs head with thoughts that you may have been able to prevent?

Why indeed? I'm pretty sure this stuff don't need any extra commentary. Just imagine me jumping up and down being REALLY angry. And then imagine some Stupid People complaining about books they CLEARLY HAVEN'T READ.

These comments are all from beliefnet, which i'm not going to link to because I don't want them all coming over here and dirtying up my blog with their petty and repressive thoughts.

*So what does the Bible say about spelling?


ozjazza said...

You should add commentary. Like the fact that there is no female circumcision in the books! They're lying!


James Roy said...

I think it's time the Onion got involved. Anyone else remember the infamous JK Rowling "quote"?

Adam said...

justine, don't you mean "lieing"?

Funny, i just picked up *The Science of His Dark Materials* yesterday.

To be fair, Pullman has been a bit of a rabid atheist in interviews on occasion, so I can understand the Christian community being all suspicious and stuff.

meli said...

this whole child censorship thing really annoys me. for a start, kids are more interested in stories than allegories. well, i am, anyway. not that i'm a kid. but you know what i mean. when i read the narnia series long ago i didn't want to hear a word about it being an allegory - it was my fantasy land, full stop!

Sean said...

And you're actually surprised by this? After several years of sparring with Intelligent Design crowd has made me realise that you have to be supple like the willow and let their opinions and arguments pass over you like a summer breeze. They are the implacable, the uninfluencable.

Then you write stuff to bring their children to the dark side.

ysa said...

"Why risk filling your childs head with thoughts that you may have been able to prevent?"

Why not just get all your kids lobotomies?