Catholic groups in America have called for a boycott of the The Golden Compass, the movie adaptations Philip Pulmans fantasy trilogy, Dark Materials , claiming that it is "Bait to ensnare children in his "atheist agenda" This is despite the fact that nobody from "the Catholic League of the United States" (ooh superheroes!!) has seen the film.
Banning fantasy books that you haven't read because you've heard they don't agree with your religious beliefs?ill Donohoe, the president of the Catholic League in the United States, has said that the British author's His Dark Materials books are deeply anti-Christian and promote "atheism for kids''.
He said he feared the film would prompt parents to buy the books, unaware that the third in the series, 'The Amber Spyglass', climaxes in an epic battle to "destroy God''.
The conservative league's call for a boycott of 'The Golden Compass', starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig and which had its premiere in London last night, has been taken up by a growing number of Catholic leaders.
The Catholic school board in Ontario has ordered 'Northern Lights', the book on which the film is based, removed from library shelves.
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment ... 31912.html
Have you ever heard anything so sad and pathetic in all your life?
If God is so powerful, why does he need to be protected so much? If God wants to have a personal relationship with all of us, why do kids need to be indoctrinated so carefully that they can't be exposed to any dissenting ideas (even in the form of fantasy stories) lest it might cast any doubt in their fragile little minds.
This most recent outbreak of authoritarianism comes hot on the heels of his popeness' and his chief exorcist's condemnation of the Harry Potter books ((should probably stick to his Pilates and step aerobics and leave the book reviews to other people)