Pointing in the wrong direction

November 30, 2007 at 11:28 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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There has been a lot of attention brought to bear on Philip Pullman’s series “His Dark Materials”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the series is a trilogy in which two children find a way to succeed in killing God. The first book in the series, “The Golden Compass” has been made into a motion picture set to be released on December 7th of this year.

The director of the film has said that this first film is a watered down version of the corresponding book. He said that it is his hope that the success of this watered down movie will allow them to make the two remaining movies in the trilogy closer to the way they were written, full of anti-God and anti-Christian sentiments.

Scholastic Inc. has even launched a grade school curriculum and a contest to go along with the movie’s release.

The sad part about all of this is that Christian parents and children alike are likely to be drawn in by the look of the movie’s trailers. They look very similar to those from the “Lord of the Rings” and “Chronicles of Narnia” series. If the flash and action draw the kids into the movie theaters, they will most likely desire to read the books. And without doing research on the movie or the books, parents may help their kids right out of their belief in God.

I would seriously recommend any Christian to avoid this movie, the corresponding books, and all the hype and to let others know about it as well.


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