Monday, December 03, 2007

Fact or Fiction - "The Golden Compass"

Julie and I aren't movie-goers. Usually, we're just cheap and don't want to spend the money. But more often than that, there's usually not anything worth our time. There's a new movie about to be released that I've been asked about a lot lately. It's called "The Golden Compass" and looks very much like the recent "Chronicles of Narnia" movie or the "Lord of the Rings" series. In a manner of speaking, it shares many common themes - just coming from the other direction. Whereas C.S. Lewis wrote the "Narnia" series to aid children in understanding Christianity, Phillip Pullman wrote "The Golden Compass" to express contempt for God and, at the end of his three book series, kill God off. Color it however you like, it's there and specifically stated as such by Mr. Pullman (here's an article about it). No matter how many ways you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. That's my thought about this movie as well. It's still anti-Christian and heretical in nature. Curiousity draws me to it, but I'll wait so I don't have to pay. After all, I'm cheap!

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