Monday, December 10, 2007

The Golden Compass

Saw the Golden Compass tonight. Didn't see any anti-christian sentiments. Just pro rational thought. I wouldn't take a younger child to it though (13 and under) simply because it's very violent and has a bit of gore (poor old polar bear gets his jaw ripped off...fairly graphic). Honestly I don't see what all the fuss is about banning it and such. Mountain out of a molehill. Sad really that people are so insecure in their faith that they have to attack anything that may remotely challenge it. As an adult, I could vaguely see a little bit of anti organised religion but it was nothing to write home about. Maybe a little bit of intelligent debate will help cement people's beliefs in god. Or, hopefully, not!

By the by, one thing I find amusing. When Phillip Pullman is mentioned in the paper they usually say something along the lines of he's a "self proclaimed atheist" (usually one can detect the undercurrent of hysteria) It's funny to me because it's as though he's a "self-proclaimed rapist" or something. Quite funny.

Oh, by the way, only 8 days until we leave for England. I'm REALLY looking forward to that 5 million hour plane ride............

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