November 26, 2007

Not all Compasses Point in the Right Direction

Especially, "The Golden Compass".
Very soon a movie entitled "The Golden Compass" will be shown in theaters. This movie is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" that was written by Phillip Pullman. Mr. Pullman is a noted English atheist and his objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism to kids. Hence his stories appeal to kids, but with a sinister objective. In these books God is not the Almighty but a powerful "angel" who has deceived the world. In an interview, Pullman said, "I don't know whether there is a God or not. Nobody does, no matter what they say."
I certainly do not want to excite your curiosity about this film. As you parochial administrator, I only want to save you from an occasion of sin and to discourage you from supporting a production that is contrary to our Catholic beliefs. Our goal should be to use the media in helping our children grow in their knowledge of Catholic beliefs and morals.

Kudos to Father Ariel, pastor of the parish I attend for writing the article in the weekly bulletin! If only all pastors would warn their parishioners about 'occasions of sin'. And not just near occasions of sin, but occasions of sin! I have seen a preview for this movie and it is disturbing that they are trying to make it appear like "The Chronicles of Narnia" and the "Lord of the Rings" by showing animals helping the main character; and the preview opening with the words "From the producers who brought you Middle-Earth".

I won't go into more detail since many of you have already heard about this terrible film, but in case you haven't, follow this link to a great website explaining in further detail what is wrong with this production.

So head over to to read more.


  1. Not to mention equally dangerous Harry Potter and Inheritance Series...

    I believe that I read somewhere that New Line Cinema wants to make movies of the other books in His Dark Materials.

    Definately tip of the hat to your pastor!

  2. And I thought New Line Cinema usually put out pretty good movies. I feel betrayed!

    Yeah, I heard that about the other books. Sad.

  3. Dear Amanda, I have to agree with Lady Cecilia and your pastor about the movie "The Golden Compasse." Because I like the " Lord of the rings" movies. I feel betrayed also. I also like the Cronicals of Narnia. Bye.

  4. Actually, Lady Kathleen, Walden Media and Walt Disney made the Chronicles of Narnia, not New Line Cinema.


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