Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Upcoming Film "The Golden Compass" is a trap for our children!

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League had an engaging discussion with Raymond Arroyo on The World Over last night. He mentioned the upcoming film, The Golden Compass which will be released on December 7.
"New Line Cinema and Scholastic Entertainment have paired to produce ‘The Golden Compass,’ a children’s fantasy that is based on the first book of a trilogy by militant English atheist Philip Pullman. The trilogy, His Dark Materials, was written to promote atheism and denigrate Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism. The target audience is children and adolescents. Each book becomes progressively more aggressive in its denigration of Christianity and promotion of atheism: The Subtle Knife is more provocative than The Golden Compass and The Amber Spyglass is the most in-your-face assault on Christian sensibilities of the three volumes."
From the Catholic League website,
See video of the EWTN interview here.

Donohue said that the film itself is innocuous enough, however, but it is deliberately being shown before Christmas to encourage parents to purchase the books for children as gifts. The books are toxic to the faith and morality of children, and discuss the 'humanity' of killing God, who is portrayed as a weak old man.
In response to this attempt to destroy our children's faith, The Catholic League has prepared a booklet for only $5, entitled, "The Golden Compass Agenda Unmasked", where the author's own words clearly display his evil intent. Parents, please order this book, and pass it on, so other parents can protect their children from Pullman's poison.

9 comments:

Jo said...

Hi it's me, the lady who introduced herself to you after Latin Mass on Sunday.

My sister in law gave this book many years ago to my older son, but he never read it. He was into Narnia at the time. I am not sure she understood the difference, or maybe she did.

Barb, sfo said...

Thank you for the information! I love to give books as gifts--but not THIS kind of book.

Leticia said...

Hi, Jo, nice to see your comment. Bill Donohue, in his comments on "The World Over" said that Pullman considers this trilogy to be the 'anti-Narnia'.

karyn said...

nicole kidman is a catholic..what is she doing in this movie?

Nolan Reynolds said...

Prince Caspian will destroy this movie.

Leticia said...

Nolan, I agree with you! Will you and others join me in supporting Walden's publicity of "Prince Caspian" when it comes out?
Getting good movies senn is even more important than warning about the bad ones. Hopefully, moviegoers will develop discernment enough not to settle for propaganda.
Bloggers accounted for 55% of the audience for Walden's movie, "Amazing Grace" which will be out on DVD November 13. I'll be posting on it shortly.

Nolan Reynolds said...

You know I'm there. I believe it will do well anyway, but it would be great if we got people to make sure of it. We can really blow Golden Compass away at the box office, and continue to open more doors for good flicks. Is it to early to ask for a Screwtape Letters movie?!

Anonymous said...

"Hopefully, moviegoers will develop discernment enough not to settle for propaganda."

Oh, yes, the Chronicles of Narnia wasn't propaganda at all...

Leticia said...

WHY is it that the only criticisms come from "anonymous"? Show yourself!
"Narnia" is an allegory, which may be interepreted as Christian, hardly hard-sell propaganda, while Pullman's evil force is named "the Magesterium" which is the name for the teaching authority of the pope. This is a not-so subtle swipe at the Catholic Church. In his last book, he discusses a character who decides to kill God, again this is pretty blatant attack on believers.
CS Lewis was ten times the writer Pullman is, and the only reason Pullman is getting any press is because most of the media, including you, anonymous, agrees wtih his point of view. Killing God is convenient for those who are trying to still the small voice of their conscience which bothers them as they sin.