Anti-Catholic Movie Starring Nicole Kidman Due out in December
Atheist author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novels for children were written specifically to indoctrinate children with atheistic values. Now New Line Cinema is using Pullman’s novels to create a controversial new fantasy film.
“The Golden Compass,” starring Nicole Kidman, is based on Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, which includes “Northern Lights” (re-titled “The Golden Spyglass” in the United States),
The Subtle Knife” and “The Amber Spyglass.”
The trilogy consistently gives a negative portrayal of the Catholic Church. Priests-one of whom is an assassin-are evil and violent while one positive character is an ex-nun who has lost her faith. There is even a pair of “sexually ambiguous” angels. The main problem, however, as one Amazon reviewer noted, is that “The evil in this story is God”. The reviewer stated, “I realized part way through the second book, that the characters Lyra had been fighting against, and I had been rooting against were God, His Angels, and His followers.”
According to the Brisbane Times, the Kidman denied that the film is anti-Catholic, stating that her Catholic faith affected her consideration for the film script. She claimed, “I was raised Catholic, the Catholic Church is part of my essence.”
She continued, “I wouldn’t be able to do this film if I thought it were at all anti-Catholic.” According to Entertainment Weekly, the religious elements have been removed from the movie, as Kidman claimed, “It has been watered down a little.” Nevertheless, the movie trailer introduces a world that is “dominated by the Magisterium, which seeks to control all humanity, and whose greatest threat, is the curiosity of a child.”
The Golden Compass is due for release in the US on December 7.