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November 21, 2007

Warning on The Golden Compass

The makers of the film The Golden Compass, and its author, Phillip Pullman, seem to me to epitomise what is wrong with British Society and our current "ruling class". Pullman is a prominent Atheist and Humanist and self declared enemy of Christianity. He is on record as stating "I want to go after Christianity. ..... I want to undermine Christianity."

This epitomises the current trend among our intelligentsia and literati. It flows through the civil service and the current governing party. They want God dead. They want Christianity killed off. Any means are fair, any means will do. There is only one aim, to replace Christianity with their "live for today, listen to us, we have all the answers" mantra in the hope that it will enshrine them in power. It won't, simply because when they have succeeded in destroying Christianity they will have created the vacuum that Islam will rush to fill - and they and their agnostic followers will have one choice only. Become Muslims or be swept from any position of power, authority or criticism. Islam will not tolerate agnostics, atheists or critics. And men like Mister Pullman will have to run for their nicely prepared bolt-holes in the US and other countries they have spent a lifetime undermining with their self serving poison.

I don't often get mad at people like this, my normal reaction is pity, but this man's arrogant stupidty makes me very angry. Worse, his and his supporters deliberately targeting children with this film which shows children killing God as its finale, is nothing short of irresponsible. Do they really believe that a Godless society is going to be a better society? Didn't the excesses of the Soviet system or the Chinese Communist system, Pol Pot, Hitler or the wars of the Socialist century teach them nothing? Christianity and Islam have certainly been behind a number of conflicts, but the worst in terms of human life lost, destroyed or disrupted have all been initiated by Atheist regimes. All have been fought on socialist or humanist philosophies.

I can only hope that parents tumble to this blatant piece of destructive propaganda for the failing Humanist cause and shun the production. Sadly there will be those who will rush out to buy it purely because Christians don't approve, little realising the damage they will do to their kids. We can but hope that the kids are more sensible - or that God will find a way to defeat these idiots.

We can but hope.

This is the text of an e-mail I have received from a friend in South Africa.

Subject: WARNING!!! New Movie For Children

Hi Moms and Dads and people deemed likely to take young children to the movies,

This is important since the marketing for this movie has already started. It looks a lot like "Narnia" but is so far from it. BEWARE!

There will be a new children's movie out in December called THE GOLDEN COMPASS. It is written by Phillip Pullman, a proud athiest who belongs to secular humanist societies. The movie has been dumbed down to fool kids and their parents in the hope that they will buy his trilogy where, in the end the children kill God and everyone can do as they please. Nicole Kidman stars in the movie so it will probably be advertised a lot. This is just a friendly warning that you sure won't hear on TV.

Pullman , a prominent British atheist, has acknowledged that this is in fact his goal. He has claimed that "it is my goal to go after Christianity, I want God to be dead in my works. I want to undermine Christianity"

Posted by The Gray Monk at November 21, 2007 06:04 AM

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"Do they really believe that a Godless society is going to be a better society?"

Yes. We do.

Posted by: ohwilleke at November 21, 2007 07:52 AM

Must be why all the Godless societies are experiencing a resurgency in religious interest - Christian, Buddhist - all the former Communist and related countries have seen a huge upsurge in religious membership. Perhaps they know something Mister Pullman and his supporters of Humanism don't.

That a Godless society has no conscience and no heart ...

Posted by: The Gray Monk at November 21, 2007 05:45 PM

What evidence is there to indicate that society is better when a lot of its people have faith?

I think our attention should be on human beings, not on any alleged gods.

So instead of being concenred about a god, let's consider what goes on in human beings - such as the cultivation of faith.

Is any human perosnality enhanced by exercising faith? Isn't progress in knowledge more likely to result from eschewing faith and cultivating honest skepticism?

Wouldn't society be better if more people made more decisions based on observation of evidence and using reason to form conclusions from that evidence?

Posted by: fra59e at November 22, 2007 04:24 AM

The point which so many in the anti-faith camp miss is that faith is about humanity. Pol Pot would no doubt agree with you that decision made on observation of facts and then taken to reasoned conclusions would probably solve many conflicts in the world today and the global warming debate. After all, if humanity is responsible - remove humanity. Faith is what prevents most of us from behaving that way.

An interesting conundrum is posed by the statement of Augustine of Hippo to a wealthy lady who asked how she could achieve grace in faith. His reply was "Love God with all your being and do as you please." If you obey the first fully, it is impossible to engage in anything that would hurt or injure anyone else in carrying out the second.

The twentieth century was a century, THE century, in which the philosophies of godlessness held sway - and the result was war, genocide and mass murder on a scale never before reflected in human history. Is that what you would like to see return?

Posted by: The Gray Monk at November 22, 2007 12:55 PM

As an American and a Jew (not a very good one, according to some of my Orthodox friends, but a Jew nonetheless), I am continuously incensed by the liberal/atheist opposition to any references to G-d in any public venues, including schools, court houses or any other government facilities.

School children are even suspended for conveying Christmas messages.

Ohwilleke and fra59e --

You really don't get it; The freest and most benevolent countries in the world are founded on Christian beliefs. You know, the countries in which you can express your opinions without first having to look around for secret police...

Posted by: Seth at November 23, 2007 09:38 PM

Good point Seth.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at November 23, 2007 09:54 PM