My Moral Compass is Golden
Fundie propaganda site One News Now reports that the Catholic League is in a snit about the forthcoming movie The Golden Compass, which will be released on December 7. It’s based on the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by evil atheist Philip Pullman. I haven’t read these books, but I just ordered them. They look like interesting reads.
The One News Now article tells us:
The Catholic League has kicked off a two-month campaign against a children’s fantasy film that features a young girl on a mission to kill God.
And this is a problem how?
Actually, I’m being flippant here. I don’t know how accurately that characterizes the film. Summarizing a movie like this in one sentence is probably oversimplifying it, which does not benefit the reader in trying to determine whether the film is worth seeing or avoiding.
New Line Cinema officials said they did not include many Godless themes, found in the books, in an effort to not offend Christians.
So the movie isn’t anti-Christian, but we’re supposed to ban it anyway?
Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is concerned that the movie could cause unsuspecting parents to get the books for their children.
Well that part of his concern is legitimate. I hate it when the movie is completely different from the book.
Parents shouldn’t buy books for their children that run in opposition to their beliefs. However, they shouldn’t freak out when Johnny and Jane check the books out of the library. If the parents’ faith is so fragile that it can’t withstand a couple of questions raised in a children’s book, then just what sort of feeble, anemic beliefs do they have?
“This is pernicious,” he continues. “This is selling atheism to kids, and it’s doing it in a backdoor fashion.”
But it’s perfectly OK to sell theism to kids. To brainwash them from an early age with all of the nasty content of the Bible.
In interviews, Pullman has stated that he wrote the series in response to C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. He said he hates the Narnia books and wants to undermine Christianity.
I tried to find proof that Pullman made these statements. I can’t find any. Of course it’s asking too much for One News Now to cite their sources.
The article finishes with:
Read the OneNewsNow review of the movie, “Does The Golden Compass point to a new atheism?”
Sure! We haven’t read enough fear yet today. Let’s check out the review, written by Rebecca Grace:
It all started with a phone call I received several months ago. … Several more phone calls followed the first one as did a plethora of emails expressing disgust over this movie — and rightly so.
OOO! It’s so disgusting!
I plan to review the movie, but I haven’t had the opportunity to see it yet.
Wait a minute! This was billed as a review! You haven’t even seen it? Typical fundie. She forms her opinion on something she hasn’t even seen. She just knows it’s disgusting!
According to CNSNews.com, leading atheist writers and intellectuals are engaged in a “scientific” quest to ultimately destroy organized religion, particularly Christianity.
Really? Where’s your proof? Oh, that’s right! You don’t need proof! You’re quoting a fundie propaganda site! There is no scientific quest to destroy religion. Many of us would like to see its influence diminish, but there is no agenda to wipe it out.
CNSNews.com defines the Out Campaign as “a movement started by Dawkins to encourage Americans to proudly display their atheism.”
So how is that trying to destroy religion? We’re just trying to let you fundies know that there are a lot more of us than you think. Oh, that’s right. You religious nuts don’t want to know that. You’re afraid of knowledge. That’s why you burn books and ban movies. In fact, the very (apple) core of your religion is based on the premise that some knowledge is too much for your puny brains, so you should not partake of it.
The Blasphemy Challenge targets teens while an upcoming movie that may have a similar agenda is likely to appeal to families, especially children.
Oh no! Now they’re targeting the chillun!
From watching the trailer, it’s easy to see that the film has a C.S. Lewis/Narnia feel to it, but don’t be deceived.
Deception. The tactic of Satan!
“I don’t know whether there’s a God or not. Nobody does, no matter what they say,” Pullman said in an interview posted on his website.
Therefore, without yet seeing the film, at least one pro-family group — the American Family Association — is alerting Christians to the potential dangers of The Golden Compass.
There’s another fundie group condemning something they haven’t seen. And where do they get off calling themselves “pro-family”? People who hold views contrary to theirs are not anti-family!
Because of Pullman’s clearly articulated anti-Christian motives,…
How is saying that nobody can know whether God exists “anti-Christian”?
…AFA is warning all viewers to run from the film.
Wow. They’re not merely telling them to not see the film, they’re telling them to “Run! Run for you lives! If it touches you, you’ll have atheist cooties!”