Skipping *The Golden Compass*

I wish I could say I am looking forward to *The Golden Compass*, but after hearing some concerning reports via the media, I decided to do some research.

After reading several websites with reviews, including this one from Plugged in Online…it’s safe to say we will skip this one.

The 1995 book The Golden Compass is the entry point to Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy—a series of fantasy novels aimed at children that loosely draws inspiration from John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. This time around, however, “God” gets overthrown and the “Fall” becomes the source of humankind’s redemption, not failure.

These three books, along with at least one (and presumably two more) movies, constitute British agnostic Philip Pullman’s deliberate attempt to foist his viciously anti-God beliefs upon his audience. read more

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