The Anti-Christian Narnia – Ted Baehr reviews the new movie The Golden Compass, remarking that the anti-Christian atheist author (Phillip Pullman) wrote it out of obvious disgust with the Christian-themed Narnia, and yet "mechanically" mimics it’s story, but with a very different picture of God and faith:
Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated
his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young
readers….Pullman represents God as a decrepit and perverse angel in his novels, who captures the dead in a "prison camp" afterlife….When the hero finally finds this "god," he is
ultimately described as a "demented and powerless" creature that "could
only weep and mumble in fear and pain and misery."
Baehr goes on to remark:
Pullman’s world is a sad, animalistic universe.
Since this is the only world there is, the trilogy ends in
hopelessness. Love is not selfless giving, because that would be
useless in a materialistic world. Love instead is the lust of
pleasuring each other. In Pullman’s world, there’s no hope of eternal
life where the lame and the blind and the deaf and dumb can walk and
see and hear and talk, where the old are made youthful. There’s no
heavenly banquet, there’s no loving God, there’s no order, and there’s
Finally, he recommends that this movie should be avoided by parents:
We urge people of faith and values not to corrupt
their children with the odious atheistic worldview of "The Golden
Compass." Instead, there are plenty of good movies this Christmas, such
as "Enchanted," that will build and not destroy values.