Movie Alert

This is just a note to alert you, especially the parents, to a movie that’s coming out in December, starring Nicole Kidman, called The Golden Compass.  In short, it’s based on a book by noted athiest author Philip Pullman.  The movie is derived from the first book in Pullman’s “kids” trilogy called His Dark Materials

Pullman has publically stated that he wants to remove the idea of God from the minds of kids.  In an interview, he admitted, “My books are about killing God.”

From what I’ve read, the movie is “dumbed down,” and is tamer than the books, so is likely to not be as potentially harmful as the books themselves.  But, as is often the case in situations like this, seeing the movie can also lead the kids to the books, which are very seriously anti-God and anti-religion.

For more info, please read the Snopes article here:  http://snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on October 29, 2007, in Books for children, Christianity, God/Christianity/Church, Movies, Parenting, Sad Things. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A kid’s trilogy with such dark overtones, I guess because I have younger bambinos, I was not even aware. Thanks for the heads up on the book, author and the upcoming movie.

    (btw, like the new look)

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