“Golden Compass: Agenda Unmasked”: Catholic League’s Response to Pullman’s Ploy
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.
Bill Donohue discussed this topic on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo this past Friday and has also recently posted about it on his website.
Watch a video of the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue discussing this issue here.
Here are Donohue’s comments:
A film called The Golden Compass opens December 7. It is based on the first book of a trilogy titled His Dark Materials. The author of this children’s fantasy is Philip Pullman, a noted English atheist. It is his objective to bash Christianity and promote atheism. To kids. The Golden Compass is a film version of the book by that name, and it is being toned down so that Catholics, as well as Protestants, are not enraged.
The second book of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, is more overt in its hatred of Christianity than the first book, and the third entry, The Amber Spyglass, is even more blatant. Because The Golden Compass is based on the least offensive of the three books, and because it is being further watered down for the big screen, some might wonder why parents should be wary of the film.
The Catholic League wants Christians to stay away from this movie precisely because it knows that the film is bait for the books: unsuspecting parents who take their children to see the movie may be impelled to buy the three books as a Christmas present. And no parent who wants to bring their children up in the faith will want any part of these books.
The Golden Compass: Agenda Unmasked is the Catholic League’s response. It provides information about the film, The Golden Compass, and details what book reviewers have said about Pullman’s books; a synopsis of his trilogy is also included.
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Catholic League Publications Dept.
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