Golden Compass is misdirected

See also: If there’s any doubt

Golden Compass is a fantasy film starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. It looks very much like the Narnia series of movies. It follows the adventures of a little girl who travels among worlds filled with witches, bears and assisins to defeat an oppressive senile god (I believe the trio come to her aid). However, the author of the book Northern Lights, on which the movies are based, is an athiest. He has been quoted as saying, “My books are aboug killing God.” and “I don’t profess any religion; I don’t think it’s possible there is a God.” The movie itself is watered down and not so offensive, but be warned about your kids reading the books (particularly as required reading in school!)

This is unfortunate. I will not see this movie and I would recommend you not take your kids to it. However, I want to emphasize a word of caution to anyone who over-reacts to this kind of thing. The author is misdirected. He is lost. We cannot judge the lost for their sins. He has no moral compass, so there is no reason to expect him to act in a way that makes it seem as he does. By all means, if you want to express your distaste, I would encourage you to. But, speak the truth in love; think about what you are saying as a Christian, and how it sounds to a lost world.

Read more about the movie at: 
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp
http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/10/perspectives_does_the_golden_c.php

An interesting video presentation: http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=6af64eef3b0795b775ec

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

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2 thoughts on “Golden Compass is misdirected

  1. thx for mentioning that how Christians react to things shows what we really believe…

    we should keep in mind that action people take to explicitly resist God ends up strengthening His cause… goes to show how puny men’s efforts are at resisting Him.

    even the idea that there are spiritual realities supports the fact that God is.

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