Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Golden Compass - ooga booga

A few thoughts on the Golden Compass hullabaloo:

1. To the watchdogs: The book has been out for TEN YEARS! Aren't ya a little late to warn us of the awful evil dangers? Do you really care? Or are ya lookin' to jump on the bandwagon and make headlines for yourself with your dissent? I think if you really cared, you'd have said something a few years ago.

2. On the premise --> Oooh books are dangerous: According to Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, this series is a "pernicious" effort to indoctrinate children into anti-Christian beliefs. Another agenda is unmasked. Someone get out the matches and lighter fluid please.

3. On the (LCMS) Lutherans --> a) better late than never, huh? You posted your discussion guide three days before the movie opens - two months after the Catholics and ten years after the first book was published. b) It is wishy-washy. Just listen to yourself -->"Is Pullman's work a threat? Yes and no."

4. It is a book/movie.

5. It is a fiction book/movie.

6. It is fantasy fiction book/movie.

7. If something makes us think and talk, can it be all bad?

8. I refuse to be afraid of ANYTHING.

9. And just for fun:

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2 Comments:

Anonymous www.livinginthegray.com said...

Thank you! More people need to have level heads in this ridiculous discussion!

Sunday, December 09, 2007 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger j said...

well put, heidi! your writing is exquisite...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:18:00 PM  

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