Monday, November 05, 2007

"The Golden Compass" Author Philip Pullman says, I'm An Atheist, There Is No God..."

The Golden Compass Author Philip Pullman says, "I'm An Atheist, There Is No God..."
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The shed where God died
Steve Meacham, writing about Phillip Pullman in The Shed Where God Died, a December 13, 2003 Sydney Morning Herald stated: 

Pullman has no qualms with critics who label his books sacrilegious, so how does he describe himself? 

"If we're talking on the scale of human life and the things we see around us, I'm an atheist. There's no God here. There never was. But if you go out into the vastness of space, well, I'm not so sure. On that level, I'm an agnostic.

The God of the Bible states:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  
(Psalm 14:1-3)
How are we to believe then, Philip Pullman, or the The Word of God?  Seems much wiser to believe the Bible as it has been PROVEN to be the revealed Word of God!
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
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....