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Thursday, December 6, 2007
I want to be upfront about this BLOG post - it has nothing to do with shopping or Michigan, but it I feel it does have something to do with each and every one of us that have children. It does involve a religious topic and I wanted to be upfront about that as well. I sincerely apologize if I offend anyone. I rarely create blog posts like this , but I felt this was important enough to take a stand. It is based both on an attack of the Catholic Church and God through the media.
Tomorrow, the movie "The Golden Compass" is scheduled to open in theaters. I don't know much about the specifics of the movie, but what I wanted to comment on is the author of the book that the movie is based on and the deception the author is using through this movie.
The author is Philip Pullman. Mr. Pullman is a very open and active Atheist.
Some of his quotes include, "My books are about killing God" and "I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief". He also is the author of a trilogy named The Dark Materials that begins with The Golden Compass. I won't get into great detail, but his books include many disturbing themes including: condoning the killing of children, glorifying deception, and the killing of God.
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He portrays nuns and priests in offensive ways, names his evil empire "The Magisterium", and includes attacks on the pope and Mary. Here are a few excerpts from his books,
"I used to be a nun you see. I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn't any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that's all."
And after killing God in the third book the lead character states of her father, "He meant the Kingdom was over, the Kingdom of Heaven, it was all finished. We shouldn't live as if it mattered more than this life in this world, because where we are is always the most important place."
The books are filled with blatant attacks on Christianity, the Catholic Church, and the belief in God in general.
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Although the movie has removed some of the more direct attacks on God and the Catholic Church the author's intent is to get children to read his books, which are much more direct in their attacks. One writer says it best, "They (children) don't even know it yet, but once Pullman hooks them with the sanitized version represented by the screen adaptation of The Golden Compass — a move that will likely lull many parents into complacency about the books — then he will have the freedom to use his fantasy series to pour into their hearts Nietzsche's (anti-God) terrible lessons."
When a friend made it known to me the background behind this movie and after doing my own research, I felt compelled to share this information with as many as I could. My intent in sending this e-mail is to offer information so that all of you can make informed decisions. Again, if I have offended anyone by posting this opinion, I apologize.
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