The Golden Compass, Philip Pullmans's Books and Movie with "Killing God" Agenda
This week I have received six emails from people concerned about the new Anti-Christian agenda movie, The Golden Compass. One from a friend, one from a relative, one from a former Law Enforcement Officer, one from an International Counter-Cult ministry, etc.
Upon spending 35 minutes researching this movie, the story line, the story's author and his background and affiliations, etc. we do have cause to be concerned. We believe parents should be concerned too.
Here is a brief article about the movie:
Here are some brief snipets from a news blog article:
There will be a new children's movie out in December called "The Golden Compass". The movie has been described as "atheism for kids" and is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" that was written by Phillip Pullman. Pullman is a militant atheist and secular humanist who despises C. S. Lewis and the "Chronicles of Narnia". His motivation for writing this trilogy was specifically to counteract Lewis' symbolisms of Christ that are portrayed in the Narnia series.
Clearly, Pullman's main objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism. Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview that "my books are about killing God." (Source: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html ) He has even stated that he wants to "kill God in the minds of children". It has been said of Pullman that he is "the writer the atheists would be praying for, if atheists prayed."
While "The Golden Compass" movie itself may seem mild and innocent, the books are a much different story. In the trilogy, a young streetwise girl becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle to ultimately defeat the oppressive forces of a senile God. Another character, an ex-nun, describes Christianity as "a very powerful and convincing mistake." In the final book, characters representing Adam and Eve eventually kill God, who at times is called YAHWEH. Each book in the trilogy gets progressively worse regarding Pullman's hatred of Jesus Christ.
"The Golden Compass" is set to premier on December 7, during the Christmas season, and will probably be heavily advertised. Promoters hope that unsuspecting parents wil take their children to see the movie, that they will enjoy the movie, and that the children will want the books for Christmas.
And What About the "Killing God" Thing?
To read about Philip Pullman saying his books are about "Killing God", you may click here ( http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html ) to read the December 13, 2003 Sydney Morning Herald article entitled the Shed Where God Died by Steve Meacham.
Parents these links are for you to do some of your own research. Don't just take our word for it!
The Golden Compass - Official Movie Website
CLICK ON THE DAEMONS LINK - Introducing Children to Daemons (Demons)?
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
His Dark Materials is a trilogy of novels by the fantasy fiction author Philip Pullman
Christian Groups Claim Pro-Atheist 'Stealth Campaign' in Nicole Kidman Fantasy Film 'The Golden Compass'
What does the Bible say about these things...
"... evil-speakers, God-haters, insulting, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, ..."