I presume many of you have heard about the movie The Golden Compass. If not, Fox News has an article here. As this article describes, the movie version has removed many of the offensive religious elements that were originally in the book. Fine.
My observation on the ol’ brouhaha, though, is that the book trilogy, entitled His Dark Materials, is not just “atheistic,” but satanic. It reverses the moral order (what is presumed good is not, and what appears evil is good), it establishes a false cosmology and theology of the “daemons”–spirits who guide us, and in the end, the characters reportedly “kill God.” All of this is a lot of repackaged gnosticism; it’s diabolical. It is not enough to say the author doesn’t believe in God. It is not enough to say the books seek to convince young people that there is no God. Science textbooks do it routinely. These books propose another “gospel” altogether.
I suppose if you want to fill your head with this wickedness no one will stop you. But if you care for your faith and the faith of your children, flee this stupid filth.