by David E. Smith, IFI Executive Director
The Golden Compass opens in theaters this weekend. Before you take your child to what might appear to be harmless fantasy along the lines of The Chronicles of Narnia, you should know that the author's book series has been called "the anti-Narnia"!
Focus on the Family, American Family Association, the Catholic League, the Illinois Family Institute and other major Christian organizations have condemned the movie and books. I encourage you to read the excellent analysis of the movie -- and the author and his books at the root of it -- by Michael Foust, assistant editor of Baptist Press. Foust writes:
It's a fantasy universe where witches are good, the church is bad, and at the end of it all, God dies. It's the world of author Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, and on Dec. 7 a movie based on the first book in that series, "The Golden Compass," hits theaters. For weeks now, the movie has been the focus of e-mails from concerned Christians, curious if what they heard about it is true. In this instance -- as even the truth-or-fiction website Snopes.com affirms -- the rumors mostly are fact.
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You can also read a good WorldNetDaily.com article HERE.