Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mohler on The Golden Compass

Dr. Al Mohler writes:

The release of The Golden Compass as a major motion picture represents a new challenge for Christians -- especially parents. The release of a popular film with major actors that presents a message directly subversive of Christianity is something new. It is not likely to be the last.
He continues:
This is not just any fantasy trilogy or film project. Philip Pullman has an agenda -- an agenda about as subtle as an army tank. His agenda is nothing less than to expose what he believes is the tyranny of the Christian faith and the Christian church. His hatred of the biblical storyline is clear. He is an atheist whose most important literary project is intended to offer a moral narrative that will reverse the biblical account of the fall and provide a liberating mythology for a new secular age.
Read Mohler's complete comments on his blog.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the "heads up" Dave! Mohler's piece is great.

Pullman sounds like a real sick-o, however, his characterization of the "magisterium" is so far from true Biblical Christianity that I'm not sure we should even be offended, you know?

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, there's a very interesting article in the Los Angeles Times book section (available online, too) about the movie that talks a bit about the reaction of Christians in Britain to the movie. According to the article, the archbishop of Canterbury has "enthused" about the books.

The article continues: "Although Pullman has some vehement detractors among Britain's Christians, the liberal clergy there have more often valued his books for tackling the great questions of existence: life, death, morality and humanity's role in the universe. They regard his fiction as a springboard for discussion, the kind of discussion that does sometimes lead people to embrace God. They recognize him not as an enemy but as an ally in a society increasingly colonized by the vapid preoccupations of consumer culture."

It's interesting to me to see the other side...

Nora :) said...

Pullman's hatred of Christ is just more focused and unapologetic than that of other atheists and unbelievers. He has a forum whereas most of the others don't.

I'm both saddened for the eternal fate he's securing for himself with such glee and angered that spits in the face of our Lord with such impunity.

Unknown said...

Yeah, I've heard a lot of great things about this movie, I can't wait to see it!

(there's another good discussion about it at Dan Phillip's blog)

Anonymous said...

Come on, Rodney, Mohler's comments don't at least give you some cause for concern?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! Interesting read.