So this children's movie that's coming out, Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass
, is apparently the first part of a trilogy designed to counter C.S. Lewis' Narnia
trilogy. The author of this new trilogy is an outspoken atheist, claims to have no ability to understand the terms 'spirit' or 'spirituality', and has even gone so far as to say that the goal of his trilogy was "to kill God." While many say that his books are specifically anti-Catholic, others claim that he's more anti-religion or anti-authoritarian, but it won't matter now that the Catholic church has formally denounced
the book and written their own book to expose what they feel are the subtle trappings of the trilogy. Specifically, they claim the books are designed to trap children and parents by starting off innocently with only a story about rising up against authority. Spoiler to follow...
The supposed trap is that the second and third books begin to more viciously attack the church and Christianity with the ending of the third book revealing that the children are actually Adam and Eve just before they kill God.
seems to believe that the books are anti-religious in nature.
So get ready for all of the Da Vinci Code debate, because here we go again.
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