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This Is Important! “The Golden Compass”

Posted by wordforit on November 9, 2007

There are many reasons I have been studying and writing about principalities and the occult (red text=new windows)… here’s one, right in our faces before Christmas! Another e-mail alert, but this one is much more serious in regard to attacking our children. As if Harry Potter wasn’t enough… but there will be more to come…

See here: Last Trumpet Ministries  Thanks to Brothers in Christ, Daniel and Timbob, (in the blogroll) for the lead to that link… an article that will curl your toes and make you think seriously on Godly matters.

If you are not sure where you stand regarding your soul or would like to learn more: In Plain Site has been around a while and has a fine collection of information well-worth perusing.

Thanks to my Mom for e-mailing this with a note of love and concern for my siblings, me, and you.

Thanks, Mom!! I Love You Bunches!! xoxox

Additional Sources-

 World Net Daily 

 Mission America 

The first sentence from Wikipedia’s description should cause concern:
“The story begins when Lyra Belacqua—an orphaned, eleven-year-old girl residing at Jordan College—secretly enters the Retiring Room, despite resistance from her dæmon, Pantalaimon; an animal-formed, shape-shifting manifestation of her soul. Inside the room, they see the Master of Jordan College attempt to poison Lord Asriel, Lyra’s uncle. Lord Asriel shows the resident scholars a picture of mysterious elementary particles called Dust. Shortly afterwards Lord Asriel goes north, and Lyra continues with her normal life…
… Lyra joins the expedition to the north, and on the journey discovers that the children kidnapped by “the Gobblers” are having their dæmons cut away from them, by way of experiment. …”

dae•mon 1. Classical Mythology. A god. A subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person’s attendant spirit. 2. A demon.
American Heritage Dictionary ~Chiefly British ~Variant of demon.

Also: Christian Answers (Harry Potter/Occult)

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Straight from Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

The Golden Compass

Claim: The 2007 film The Golden Compass is based on a series of books with anti-religious themes.

Status:True

Examples:

[Collected via e-mail, October 2007]

There will be a new Children’s movie out in December called THE GOLDEN COMPASS. It is written by Phillip Pullman, a proud athiest who belongs to secular humanist societies. He hates C. S. Lewis’s Chronical’s of Narnia and has written a trilogy to show the other side. The movie has been dumbed down to fool kids and their parents in the hope that they will buy his trilogy where in the end the children kill God and everyone can do as they please. Nicole Kidman stars in the movie so it will probably be advertised a lot. This is just a friendly warning that you sure won’t hear on the regular TV.


[Collected via e-mail, October 2007]

I don’t just generally dismiss a movie or book just because someone ‘says’ it’s meant to be something else…but this is worth knowing if you plan to see it (or plan to take your kids).”Hi! I just wanted to inform you what I just learned about a movie that is coming out December 7, during the Christmas season, which is entitled THE GOLDEN COMPASS. It stars Nicole Kidman and it is directed toward children. What is disturbing to me is that this movie is based on the first of a trilogy of books for children called HIS DARK MATERIALS written by Philip Pullman of England.He’s an atheist and his objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism. I heard that he has made remarks that he wants to kill God in the minds of children, and that’s what his books are all about. He despises C.S. Lewis and Narnia, etc. An article written about him said “this is the most dangerous author in Britain” and that Pullman would be the writer “the atheists would be praying for, if atheists prayed.” Pullman said he doesn’t think it is possible that there is a God and he has great difficulty understanding the words “spiritual” and “spirituality.” What I thought was important to communicate is what part of the agenda is for making this picture. This movie is a watered down version of the first book, which is the least offensive of the three books. The second book of the trilogy is THE SUBTLE KNIFE and the third book is THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Each book gets worse and worse regarding Pullman’s hatred of God. In the trilogy, a young girl becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle against a nefarious Church known as the Magisterium. Another character, an ex-nun, describes Christianity as “a very powerful and convincing mistake.” As I understand it, in the last book, a boy and girl are depicted representing Adam and Eve and they kill God, who at times is called YAHWEH (which is definitely not Allah). Since the movie would seem mild if you viewed it, that’s been done on purpose.They are hoping that unsuspecting parents will take their children to See the movie, that they will enjoy the movie and then the children will want the books for Christmas. That’s the hook. Pullman says he wants the children to read the books and decide against God and the kingdom of heaven.

If you decide that you do not want to support something like this, I suggest that you boycott the movie and the books. I googled a synopsis of THE GOLDEN COMPASS. As I skimmed it, I couldn’t believe that in a children’s book part of the story is about castration and female circumcision.

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Origins:   The Golden Compass, a fantasy film starring Nicole Kidman that is scheduled to be released into theaters on 7 December 2007, has been drawing fire from concerned Christians. The film is based on Northern Lights (released in the U.S. as The Golden Compass), the first offering in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy of children’s books, a series that follows the adventures of a streetwise girl who travels through multiple worlds populated by witches, armor-plated bears, and sinister ecclesiastical assassins to defeat the oppressive forces of a senile God.

Books of the trilogy have sold more than 15 million copies around the world, with Northern Lights winning the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature in 1995 and in 2007 being awarded the ‘Carnegie of Carnegies’ for the best children’s book of the past 70 years. The Amber Spyglass, the final book of the series, won The Whitbread Prize in 2001, making it the first children’s book to do so.

The series’ author, Philip Pullman, is an avowed atheist who has averred that “I don’t profess any religion; I don’t think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'” Critics of Pullman’s books point to the strong anti-religion and anti-God themes they incorporate, and although literary works are subject to a variety of interpretations, Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that “My books are about killing God.” (Conservative British columnist Peter Hitchens labeled Pullman “The Most Dangerous Author in Britain” and described him as the writer “the atheists would have been praying for, if atheists prayed.”)

Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League, has condemned The Golden Compass as a “pernicious” effort to indoctrinate children into anti-Christian beliefs and has produced a 23-page pamphlet titled The Golden Compass: Unmasked in which he maintains that Pullman “sells atheism for kids.” Donohoe told interviewer John Gibson on 9 October 2007 why he believes Christians should stay away from the film:

Look, the movie is based on the least offensive of the three books. And they have dumbed down the worst elements in the movie because they don’t want to make Christians angry and they want to make money. Our concern is this, unsuspecting Christian parents may want to take their kid to the movie, it opens up December 7th and say, this wasn’t troubling, then we’ll buy the books. So the movie is the bait for the books which are profoundly anti-Catholic and at the same time selling atheism.

Other reviewers, however, have described Pullman’s works as being more generally anti-religion rather than specifically anti-Christian or anti-Catholic:

In “His Dark Materials,” Pullman’s criticisms of organized religion come across as anti-authoritarian and anti-ascetic rather than anti-doctrinal. (Jesus isn’t mentioned in any of the books, although Pullman has hinted that He might figure in a forthcoming sequel, “The Book of Dust.”) His fundamental objection is to ideological tyranny and the rejection of this world in favor of an idealized afterlife, regardless of creed. As one of the novel’s pagan characters puts it, “Every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling.”

Last updated:   23 October 2007

The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2007
by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson

Sources:

    Gibson, John.   “The Big Story with John Gibson.”

    Fox News Network.   9 October 2007.

    Hoyle, Ben.   “Pullman Writes a Book That Will Shed Light on Darkness of His Beliefs.”

    The [London] Times.   1 August 2007   (p. 9).

    Meacham, Steve.   “The Shed Where God Died.”

    The Sydney Morning Herald.   13 December 2003.

    Miller, Laura.   “Far from Narnia.”

    The New Yorker.   26 December 2005.

    Pauli, Michelle.   “Pullman Wins ‘Carnegie of Carnegies.'”

    The Guardian.   21 June 2007.

    Sunday Mirror.   “Kidman Movie Is ‘Atheist.'”

    21 October 2007   (p. 24).

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One Response to “This Is Important! “The Golden Compass””

  1. frankkdayle said

    I think an important question to ask yourself would be “if your kids grow up and decide to be some different religion that is not Christianity will you disown them?” It wouldn’t be the end of the world for them to be exposed to several points of view and be able to decide for themselves what they think.
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    You have not come across the most patient Christian, Frank, so I’ll state straight forwardly: that’s a foolish approach in something as serious as this.
    In years past, you may have gleaned an uncertain “conformity” answer, but as I’ve studied and meditated on God’s Word, I say with certainty that I could not disagree with you more. No, I would not disown my child but would try to give them direction in how to resolve the inner conflict, according to God’s Word. It’s not a “throw enough against the wall and something will stick” experiment; we’re talking about souls going to hell for lack of belief. I have seen the power demons can have from the outside on a young person, who has been raised in a Christian home, after they got online, began “discovering”, and were “exposed”. Christians stand on the Word and believe that if you raise children up in the way they should go, they will not depart (Proverbs 22:6), but the anguish of deviating is more than any parent wants to watch. After working (not a lot of teaching goes on) in the public school system, I think many would be shocked to know the structure, or lack thereof, and the influences our youth struggle with… Besides the idea of instilling doubt in a child’s mind by deliberately taking them to a movie that makes a mockery of (killing) God, the money spent on a movie ticket would be better disbursed elsewhere. Why not support Christian films, ministries or websites that promote Salvation? I could give examples of experiments that have caused immeasurable damage, but why would you convey, “Here, these are other options and it’s okay with God if you’d rather believe in those doctrines rather than God’s Word.” It’s not taking “free will” from anyone b/c we don’t have that right, but I wouldn’t be one to introduce someone to anything I know is wrong. It’s part of satan’s plan to make things look harmless and many will be deceived…Too many are not girded in the Spirit when they watch, read or listen b/c they do not discern the evil. Satan is ancient and knows weaknesses and Scripture much better than humans know. What scholars haven’t figured out, he already has the answer, but only God is omniscient.
    You seem like an intelligent person; why would you allow something so simplistic to make a fool of you? There is not a smidgen of sarcasm in that. I am deadly serious…and a thought process of “harmlessness” is exactly what satan is counting on. I pray that you will study the Bible and seek sites that defend God’s Word and come to a solid conclusion of standing against the philosophies that are destroying lives in these perilous times. Please read at least the scriptures given in this article:

    http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/2007/November2007.html

    Good article about “G.Compass” from World Net Daily: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58541

    Also: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/harrypotter.html

    The first sentence from Wikipedia’s description should cause concern:
    “The story begins when Lyra Belacqua—an orphaned, eleven-year-old girl residing at Jordan College—secretly enters the Retiring Room, despite resistance from her dæmon, Pantalaimon; an animal-formed, shape-shifting manifestation of her soul. Inside the room, they see the Master of Jordan College attempt to poison Lord Asriel, Lyra’s uncle. Lord Asriel shows the resident scholars a picture of mysterious elementary particles called Dust. Shortly afterwards Lord Asriel goes north, and Lyra continues with her normal life…
    … Lyra joins the expedition to the north, and on the journey discovers that the children kidnapped by “the Gobblers” are having their dæmons cut away from them, by way of experiment. …”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Lights_(novel) (The title was changed in US)

    dae•mon 1. Classical Mythology. A god. A subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person’s attendant spirit. 2. A demon. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/daemon
    American Heritage Dictionary ~Chiefly British ~Variant of demon.

    Incidentally, NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association) also think the “ageist” laws are discriminatory and children should make up their own minds. What kind of guidance is that for a young mind without knowledge and experience? I used to argue with my parents when I was around 13 that I would never know what not to do w/out “experiencing”…
    1Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things.”
    How far are we willing to go in poisoning minds against God?
    God Bless and Keep You.

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