Monday, November 05, 2007

"The Golden Compass" Author, Philip Pullman: My Books Are About Killing God"


"The Golden Compass" Author, Philip Pullman: My Books Are About Killing God"

Philip Pullman, "a militant atheist and secular humanist who despises C. S. Lewis and the "Chronicles of Narnia" " was quoted by Steve Meacham in a December 13, 2003 Sydney Morning Herald article as saying:

"I've been surprised by how little criticism I've got. Harry Potter's been taking all the flak. I'm a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people - mainly from America's Bible Belt - who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven't got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I've been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God."  

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html

Contrary to Pullman's convictions and his attempts in his literature to convey the killing of God, Psalm 14:1 of the Bible says:

"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"

We also find in the Bible that sinful passions are what drive men to hate God, to hate His Word, to hate His Son, and His Gospel of free grace for sinners.  

Romans 1:18-32 states:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.  24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.  26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.  28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Like the rest of sinful humanity roaming the earths surface, Philip Pullman needs Jesus Christ's love and forgiveness.  So that it is clear to any Atheists, Secular Humanists, etc., who read this, we do not put ourselves above Mr. Pullman as arrogant Christians, but recognize our own personal need for God's mercy and grace and forgiveness.  

The question today is: 

 "...do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?"

In context, Romans 2:1-11 states:

1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. 3 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who "will render to each one according to his deeds"7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.

May Philip Pullman and all other God haters repent of their God-hating sin and come to know the love and forgiveness of the One Who alone can redeem from the curse of sin and the wrath that is to come - Jesus Christ our LORD!

18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (John 3:18-20).


To read Steve Meacham's full article from the Sydney Morning Herald see below and then click on the link at bottom.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

The shed where God died

By Steve Meacham
December 13, 2003

Once upon a time in an English garden, a little girl lived in a parallel universe ... and the comparisons began. But author Philip Pullman would rather be seen as a modern-day Jane Austen than the new Tolkien.

He's been called the male J.K. Rowling. Constantly compared with J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Likened to literary lions such as Milton, Tolstoy, Blake, even Chekhov.

His best-known creation - a 12-year-old scruffy, disobedient, pubescent girl named Lyra, from a parallel universe - has been described as one of the most glorious female characters in modern fiction. Her adventures - detailed in the 1200-page trilogy collectively called His Dark Materials - were recently named among Britain's "favourite 100 books of all time" and have frequently outsold the Harry Potter stories....

  • http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html

Parental Alert!!!    

The Golden Compass - Official Movie Website
CLICK ON THE DAEMONS LINK - Introducing Children to Daemons (Demons)
  • http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials:_The_Golden_Compass

His Dark Materials is a trilogy of novels by the fantasy fiction author Philip Pullman
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials

Christian Groups Claim Pro-Atheist 'Stealth Campaign' in Nicole Kidman Fantasy Film 'The Golden Compass'
  • http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,305487,00.html