Christian Groups Claim Pro-Atheist 'Stealth Campaign' in Nicole Kidman Fantasy Film 'The Golden Compass'
"A children’s fantasy film that stars Nicole Kidman and features a
little girl on a quest to kill God has some Christian groups upset over what they believe is a ploy to promote atheism to kids."
Stealth atheism with a goal to promote atheism to kids? OMGZ!! Yes, we are so stealth that this movie has only been discussed on about a thousand blogs. We are so stealth that you didn't even know this book or film was being made...oh. You did? QUICK! A new, scary buzzword. Someone call Dubya'!
"These books denigrate Christianity, thrash the Catholic Church and sell the virtues of atheism," said Bill Donohue, president and CEO of the Catholic League."
Well, sign me up, then! Seriously, have these people ever heard of reverse psychology? The best way to get a bunch of Christian kids in the theater is to tell them the movie is evil and anti-Christian. Maybe Mrs. Kidman is simply balancing the force? Wasn't "the Others" really heavy handed with Catholicism? I seem to remember a rosary or nine. And, while we're on the subject: I think the Catholic League has become the Chicken Little of the current decade.
'The Golden Compass' is an entertaining fantasy about love,
courage, responsibility and freedom," a New Line spokesman said. "We look forward to the Dec. 7 opening."
Oh my!! That sounds almost virtuous and worthy of further investigation.
But the removal of the Godless themes from the movie has some Christian organizations seething.
We can't haz values without teh godz? *sigh* How about lesbians? Are they angry because there are no lesbian themes? What about pastafarians? I do not see a reference to the Great Noodly one. Let's seethe!
The movie is made for the books. ... It's a deceitful, stealth campaign.
Pullman is hoping his books will fly off the shelves at Christmastime."
Is anyone else having flashbacks to the Potter backlash of the late 90's?
Here's my favorite comment:
"I don't think a boycott will be effective. We have to see the film
before we make that evaluation," Baehr said. "We'll put out writings on the book. Children who buy into this are going to be trapped in a sad, desperate world."
Did someone hire John to do public relations? Yes, the poor trapped children...blah, blah, blah.
"I loathe the 'Narnia' books," Pullman has said in previous press
interviews. "I hate them with a deep and bitter passion, with their view of childhood as a golden age from which sexuality and adulthood are a falling away." He has called the series "one of the most ugly and poisonous things" he's ever read."
*slow, building clap ala' cheesy 80's teen movies*
I think I'm in love. *le swoon*