Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Great Disguise

You've all seen this right?

It's "The Golden Compass," a look alike to "The Chronicles of Narnia" series. But here's some info I was unaware of. The series was written by Phillip Pullman, a devout Atheist who has stated very publicly that his series of books is about killing God.
From Snopes:
Pullman left little doubt about his books' intended meanings when he said in a 2003 interview that "My books are about killing God" and in a 2001 interview that he was "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." (In 2002 conservative British columnist Peter Hitchens labeled Pullman "The Most Dangerous Author in Britain" and described him as the writer "the atheists would have been praying for, if atheists prayed.")

The producing company, New Line Cinemas has removed many of the anti-religious parts of the movie in an attempt to avoid a PR nightmare, but that move has created just that from both sides now. The Christian community accuses them of a stealth campaign that is aimed at creating misguided interest in the books. The atheist community is upset now as well though for "caving to the religious community."

Either way, it looked like a movie worth seeing, but I think I'll pass.