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November 26, 2007

A ’Golden Compass’ threefer

Goldencompasspic8 Mark Earley weighs in on the upcoming film today: "I suggest that we should do more than just read the e-mail and press 'Forward.' If we really want to be able to speak out against Pullman’s ideas, we must know what we are talking about." Read more.

Tom Gilson also has an insightful piece up on the main BreakPoint site about the trilogy and the film. And at Cinematical, Kim Voynar -- though not writing from a Christian perspective -- asks some thoughtful questions (with a far more respectful attitude than most of her commenters) and offers some pretty wise advice about forbidden fruit: "[New Line] might . . . be counting on that most onerous of human tendencies -- the one where we tend to covet all the more that which our parents forbid us from having -- ask the cosmetics industry how much money it makes from tweens and teens whose parents don't know they buy makeup."

It's a point worth considering: If you're a Christian parent, how would you tell your child about the books and the movies in a way that would help them understand what the problem is, and not make them look all the more enticing for being off-limits?

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My granddaughter went to see the DaVinci Code with friends. Her mother didn't want her to see the film. My granddaughter's defense was that it wasn't real. So my daughter felt more at ease. She brought her daughter up in a Christian home and they attended a strong Bible teaching church.
I would imagine that a child not brought up in a Christian home would view this type of film and not even notice the undertones. I personally would not give an atheist a nickel to see anything they produce or write.

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