The Golden CompassPosted: November 9, 2007
It would appear that the catholic church in the USA is getting it’s knickers in a twist over a movie soon out called “The Golden Compass“. It is based on the first book of a trilogy called “His Dark Materials” by the English author Philip Pullman. Philip has been described as the most dangerous author in England. To quote from the catholic league “It is his objective to bash Christianity and promote atheism. To kids.”
Excellent. More please, if that’s the case.
Evidently it is perfectly OK to brainwash children with bizarre religious beliefs but not OK for those who think this is stupid and dangerous to have their say too? Now this is the catholic church of old, maybe we can look forward to burning a few authors at the stake or threatening to kill people for their beliefs.
In the authors defence it needs to be pointed out that the movie has been watered down to not directly attack the catholic church but a general attack on all organised religions. It’s due out in December on Boxing Day, 3 weeks after the release in the US of A. The producers were so concerned that an anti-religion movie would flop in the states they removed specific references to the catholic church or any specific church. Oh well, at least some movie is better than none so we should be happy it’s made the cinemas.
Keep your eyes open for a concerted rant from the noisy religious types who see free speech as some sort of personal attack against their myth based gods.
As mid-winters day and it’s associated perverted celebrations are approaching it’s good to know local bookstores have this award winning series of books in stock. ISBN: 043995178X for the first one in the series. As Molly Meldrum would say, “Do yourself a favour”, a go out and buy it for yourself, your nieces and nephews. And then take them to the movie on Boxing Day.