The Golden Compass and the Christian Institute

The demented, homosexuality-obsessed fundies at the Christian Institute have released a “fact pack” about the recently-released movie of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass.

They describe the author as a “crusading atheist” and quote several concerned xians, including Rupert Kaye of the Association of Christian Teachers:

My key concern is that many young people (and adults) who read Philip Pullman’s trilogy will be left with an extremely distorted understanding of what Christians actually believe and what the Bible really says about the person of God.

Columnist Melanie McDonagh, who describes the trilogy as,

.a rather blatant and exceptionally offensive anti-Christian polemic

And an exceptionally muddle-headed “ewangelical media commentator who burbles thusly:

The trouble is, he blurs the line between fantasy and reality by giving interviews and talking about the Republic of Heaven in the world. And because he’s got all of this anti-God rhetoric in the real world that is even stronger than what’s in the book, I think he can’t get away with saying, ‘It’s just a story and you can read into it whatever you like.’ Because he does understand what he’s saying.

Looks like a must see.


7 Responses to “The Golden Compass and the Christian Institute”

  1. marc says:

    Ah fuck ‘em. The shame of it is, ordinary people who are going to see it describe it as only average and below par Potter.

  2. Jono says:

    For a more balanced Christian perspective on the movie see here http://faith-theology.blogspot.com/2007/12/christians-and-golden-compass.html

  3. Chris Hall says:

    Well guys, let’s keep an eye on christiananswers.net (go to Spotlight on the Movies) because their review and their readers comments are going to be something to behold. They are totally bonkers, just for instance scroll down to the “Negative” reviews for Ratatouille:

    http://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2007/ratatouille2007.html

    I fail to see how anyone can honestly have a mental attitude like that, do they have some form or autism (I’m really serious)?

    I must admit that I have been using this site for years, anything with a “Very Offensive” rating goes straight to the top of the list

  4. marc says:

    Methinks they doth protest too much.

  5. mk says:

    It’s already there, despite the fact that nobody has actually seen it…

    http://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2007/goldencompass2007.html

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  7. Alan says:

    They are drinking wine! Eternal damnation follows. And they only mention heaven once, in a funny kind of way. These are frightening people. Chris Hall, I’ll be sure to visit christiananswers.net regularly. Thanks for the link.