Monday, October 17, 2005

Narnia film stirs controversy over Christianity

I'm not sure why there's any controversy over this movie. I'm not the slightest bit religous, and I'm really looking forward to it, because it's a great story. I read all these books several times when I was a kid, and really didn't even notice the religous parallels until the last book, where it was a lot less subtle. Anyway, regardless of how much religion is or isn't in these books, they're entertaining stories which is all I really look for in a book or a movie. I'd only be offended by a story being too religous if it also sucks, like that Left Behind crap.

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4 comments:

Robert Bayn said...

This is the problem with Political Correctness, people worry to much about people being offended, no matter what you do, someone will hate it, so why worry about it, is what i say.

Rob the Dirty Liberal said...

Attention Christians: It's a work of FICTION!! FICTION!! Do you not get that.

Christiana said...

Notice the article says: "Pullman, an avowed atheist is the noted author of a trilogy, His Dark Materials, which has itself drawn strong criticism from some religious groups.

His trilogy, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, - which are also being filmed - canvass themes of childhood, innocence and sin, through magic, theology, science and morality."

'avowed athiest' is an understatement. In his trilogy of books, the evil oppressive dark sorcerer villain turns out, at the end, to be God. And then the heroes kill him.

I give this guy ZERO credibility on any religious matter, much less his opinion about what constitutes true Christianity.

John Howard said...

Yeah, Christiana, I think the only reason he has anything to say about it at all is to try to gravy train some of its success for his own books.