Until information about the forthcoming film The Golden Compass came out, I was not familiar with Philip Pullman's novels. Thanks to the standard issue Christian boycott hysteria and misinformation campaign, I have become intrigued by the stories and intend on reading the books and more than likely, seeing the film. Organized religion has done more to turn people away than any book, I must say. While it is impossible to answer the question of God, it is possible to say declaratively that organized religion has been a detriment to Mankind. How much oppression, death, torture and destruction caused by Man in God's name do we need to witness before all sane people reject this madness?
As usual, the Christian freak-out over a new film will do nothing but drive audiences to it. I would have thought they would have learned from The Last Temptation Of Christ film melt-down they all had back in the 80's. I guess the stupid never learn.
|His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) |
by Philip Pullman
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