Wednesday, November 14, 2007

You Will Want to Avoid the Compass

While the Christian world groans under the controversy of the Harry Potter books - with devout, committed people on both sides of what has somehow become an issue, some even forgetting their charity to point fingers and make judgments - something truly sinister is being foisted on children.

The Golden Compass, formerly called Northern Lights, is Philip Pullman's first book in a trilogy called His Dark Materials. Mr. Pullman is an avowed atheist who, according to Snopes, said in a 2003 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, "My books are about killing God."

From what I have read about the series, the first book is less sinister and draws you in...and the movie, apparently, has been dumbed-down from the book to make it more palatable in order to reach a wide audience and ostensibly so parents will buy the books for their children. As the series proceeds, it is said to become more blatantly anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, and generally anti-religion.

Pete Vere, renowned Catholic canon law expert and writer, describes the books and their author in an interesting article at

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

Thanks Margaret...I've linked.