I don't know if any of you received the email about how 'The Golden Compass' is an anti-religion movie geared towards kids this Christmas season. But I did. And then I checked out Snopes before I passed the email along. Kari at Just Livin Large did a post a while back about all of the Christmas movies out there right now. She mentioned that she had heard some controversy about it but hadn't done any research yet. So of course, I told her all about it and thought I would share my findings with you as well. If you check the Snopes link you can read all about it.
But to sum up - DON'T GO SEE THIS MOVIE! How terrible that the movie industry thinks nothing of promoting a 'feel good Christmas movie' for kids when the origin of this movie is about the author's hatred of God. How can you hate something you don't believe exists??
I have always been passionate about God and my right to worship Him. But I love this country of ours and you have the right NOT to worship if you so choose. What I have a problem with is Hollywood masking atheism as a 'children's Christmas movie.' I don't mince words. I call a spade a spade when I see fit. If you want to create a movie based on your hatred for my God, that's your right. But then advertise the movie as it is. If you're so passionate about your belief or disbelief as it were, why are you hiding the premise of your story? Let me put it this way. If I ever wrote a screenplay about my love of God and my belief in Him, I would never market it as having agnostic or atheist undertones only to drop the 'bomb' on unsuspecting viewers during the movie. Ha-ha, gotcha! Nope, that's just not my style. I'm proud of what I believe and Who I believe in. Why hide it? I'd rather my movie flop at the box office than to compromise my integrity or beliefs for the sake of the almighty dollar.
So now you know the premise behind this story. I won't be seeing this movie and I will continue trying to persuade others from not seeing it. I do not want my hard earned dollar supporting this man. Because I know that I everything I have comes from God. And he doesn't believe in Him.
Blessing of the day: I know I'm blessed because my faith tells me so!