Monday, November 05, 2007

"The Golden Compass": Official Website Promotes Introducing Children to DAEMONS (Demons)

"The Golden Compass": Official Website Promotes Introducing Children to DAEMONS (Demons)

Again we note that Steve Meachum, wrote about Philip Pullman's books and ideas in his Sydney Morning Herald article from December 13, 2003 ( http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html ). Meachum points out clearly that Pullman's books have some rather bizarre ideas.

So does the Golden Compass official website ( http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/ ) which leads people into false teachings, demonic teachings, about children's souls LIVING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR BODIES, IN THE FORM OF A DEMON, OF THE OPPOSITE SEX, etc.

First we remember what Meachum's article, The Shed Where God Died states:

"...For the uninitiated, His Dark Materials is Pullman's modern reworking of Milton's classic 17th-century poem Paradise Lost, disguised as a children's adventure story. On a superficial level, it relates the adventures of two children, Lyra Silvertongue (who comes from "a universe like ours, but different in many ways") and Will Parry (who comes from the world we know), as they are caught up in the battle to decide who rules Heaven. "
  • Source: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html
Meachum further notes:

Along the way, they encounter some of the most magical creatures ever devised: Iorek, king of the "armoured bears"; Lee Scoresby, the gas balloonist-aeronaut; Stanislaus Grumman, the shaman; Baruch and Balthamos, the homosexual angels; Chevalier Tialys and Lady Salmakia, the dragonfly-riding Gallivespian spies.

There are foul-smelling "cliff ghasts", kidnapping "gobblers", harpies, renegade "gyptians", love-'em-and-leave-'em witches. A rich tapestry of characters with only one common quality: in the moral maelstrom of Pullman's multiple worlds, you're never sure who is on whose side.

No doubt Pullman's imagination is the reason why the three books - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - are so popular with children. Adult readers, however, are drawn by two other qualities. The beauty of his writing (he won the 2001 Whitbread Prize for The Amber Spyglass after the rules were altered to allow "children's fiction" in an "adult" competition); and the profundity of the philosophy that underpins the trilogy: essentially, the heretical notion that there was once a war in Heaven, and the wrong side won.

In Pullman's trilogy, Lyra is the new-age Eve, and Will is the modern-day Adam. God is a wizened spent force of an "Authority". And "The Fall" is to be celebrated as the defining moment of mankind, rather than the source of all worldly evil. Little wonder that His Dark Materials has been denounced by some religious zealots.

Pullman, though, expected more. "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
In order to really see how these strange ideas are really worked out practically through the movie and internet, we now quote from the Golden Compass official website ( http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/ ). We quote from the DAEMONS link that leads children to "MEET YOUR DEAMON" (Demon)

How is this for introducing children to scarry things:

ABOUT DAEMONS

IN LYRA'S WORLD, A PERSON'S SOUL LIVES ON THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR BODY, IN THE FORM OF A DAEMON - AN ANIMAL SPIRIT THAT ACCOMPANIES THEM THROUGH LIFE.

A CHILD'S DEAMON CAN CHANGE SHAPE, ASSUMING ALL THE FORMS THAT A CHILD'S POTENTIAL [Website voice over says "INFINITE POTENTIAL" ] INSPIRES; BUT AS A PERSON AGES, THEIR DAEMON GRADUALLY SETTLES INTO ONE FORM, ACCORDING TO THEIR CHARACTER AND NATURE.

[Next page]
FOR EXAMPLE, A PERSON WITH A DOG DAEMON WOULD TEND TO FOLLOW AUTHORITY, WHERAS ONE WITH A CAT WOULD TEND TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT. A PERSON'S DAEMON IS USUALLY OF THE OPPOSITE SEX TO ITS HUMAN PARTNER.

IN OUR WORLD, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE HAVE DAEMONS AS WELL, ONLY THEY ARE INVISIBLE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR DAEMON, AND CREATE A DAEMON AVATAR TOM TAKE OUT INTO THE WORLD WITH YOU SELECT 'MEET YOUR DAEMON.'


There are also other links within this page that show different movie characters' DAEMONS and explanations that these 'DAEMONS' can communicate"telepathically":

MRS COULTERS DAEMON
GOLDEN MONKEY

MRS COULTER'S DAEMON IS THE GOLDEN MONKEY. LIKE ITS PARTNER, THE GOLDEN MONKEY IS SLEEK, BEAUTIFUL AND VERY CLEVER WITH A DANGEROUS STREAK. DAEMONS AND THEIR HOSTS CAN COMMUNICATE TELEPATHICALLY, SO NO ONE ELSE CAN HEAR WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. THIS IS PERFECT WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING THINGS SECRET.

For more about what a DAEMON (Demon) really is click on the following links:


Question: What does Wikipedia say about DAEMONS (demons) from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials?
[READER USE CAUTION - DAEMONS in HIS DARK MATERIALS come from the world of the occult, Celtic Mythology, Renaissance symbology, pagan myth's, etc.]
  • Daemon (His Dark Materials)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%25C3%25A6mon_%2528His_Dark_Materials%2529 
  • Daemon (Mythology)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_%2528mythology%2529 
The GotQuestions website answers the following questions biblically:

Question: "What does the Bible say about demons?"

Answer: Revelation 12:9 is the clearest Scripture on the identity of demons, "The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." The Bible indicates that the demons are fallen angels – angels who along with Satan rebelled against God. Satan's fall from heaven is described in Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-15. Revelation 12:4 seems to indicate that Satan took one-third of the angels with him when he sinned. Jude verse 6 mentions angels who sinned. So, it is likely that demons are the angels who followed Satan in sin against God.

Satan and his demons now look to destroy and deceive all those who follow and worship God (1 Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 11:14-15). The demons are described as evil spirits (Matthew 10:1), unclean spirits (Mark 1:27), and angels of Satan (Revelation 12:9). Satan and his demons deceive the world (2 Corinthians 4:4), attack Christians (2 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Peter 5:8), and combat the holy angels (Revelation 12:4-9). Demons are spiritual beings, but they can appear in physical forms (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). The demons / fallen angels are enemies of God – but they are defeated enemies. Greater is He who is in us, than those who are in the world (1 John 4:4).
  • Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/demons.html
Question: Are Demons Fallen Angels? 

YES THEY ARE...
  • Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/fallen-angels.html
In one verse, what does God the HOLY SPIRIT warn about the teachings of demons?

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron..."
(1 Timothy 4:1)

Fiction or non-fiction, this stuff is dangerous!

- SRN