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Mohler on the Golden Compass


Many of you have asked me about the books in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman.  As some of you know the first book, The Golden Compass has been made into a full length feature film set to debut nation wide on December 7th.  Many Christians have called for boycott's etc. Many people are asking what the stories are about. 

I think Al Mohler wrote a decent piece today that avoids boycott reactionism yet is pretty clear about the message and agenda of Pullman and his works. You can read it here. It was good to hear a baptist telling folks NOT to boycott something in culture...even a story which has no hidden agenda...this trilogy is about killing God.

I would encourage Mr. Pullman to write his next fantasy story about Islam...wait, he probably wouldn't do that.