"The Golden Compass" is a book-turned-movie that opened December 7, 2007 - over Christmastide, of course.
It is an atheist's apologetic for the Devil. Philip Pullman, English non-believer, wants to nix C. S. Lewis' Narnia influences by putting out this demonic enhancing trilogy, "His Dark Materials."
The presentation is purposefully low key so as to engrain gradually. Parents are urged by cinema pushers to take in the movie with families as a holiday celebration.
Pullman's missionary work for hell is to grip the next generation as seasoned unbelievers intent on secularizing the planet.
Pullman despises Christ, the church, Scripture and anything having to do with biblical faith. Interestingly, he does not focus on such cults as Islam. Christianity is his major enemy.
The first book goes at belittling Christian belief in a subtle fashion. The second book, "The Subtle Knife," is more stirring on the dark side. And the third, "The Amber Spyglass," is more in-your-face anti-God.
Pullman figures that if people are snared by "The Golden Compass" lure, they will buy the books for their children just as countless households put into their families' hands C. S. Lewis' writings.
Moralists should not see the movie or buy the books. Further, they should inform their friends likewise.
Nicole Kidman stars in the film. That should reveal more of the Hollywood unbelief system at work in local theaters.
Of course this is not a first for Satan's move via movies. In 1988 there was Martin Scorese's "The Last Temptation of Christ." Christ was depicted as one who doubted his reason for being, plus had sex with Mary Magdalene.
Prior in 1985 there was "Hail Mary" by Jean-Luc Godard. In that film Joseph works as a gas pump tender and Mary shoots hoops.
More currently, in 2006 Dan Brown's novel-turned-movie, "The Da Vinci Code," undercut prime biblical data in favor of fantasy from The Pit run wild.
J. Grant Swank Jr.