Many families have the tradition of taking the children to a movie during the holidays. There have been many good ones over the years, but I would be amiss if I didn't warn against The Golden Compass .
Based on the book written by Philip Pullman, a confessed atheist, this is a satanic story, casting the church as the bad guy. This movie is advertised as a familyfriendly movie, but, in essence, it is a non-Christian movie portraying the church with sinister angels and a cruel God, whom a young girl is seeking to kill.
Atheism is becoming prevalent by slipping into innocent minds through television and novels supposedly championing the universal values of love, tolerance and curiosity. But these authors distort these values, embraced by Christianity, through fantasies with a satanic message.
The advertisements are enticing and the actors are beautiful. The story seems enchanting, but please be warned about The Golden Compass and other fantasy novels from this author.
Doris A. Jones, Augusta