Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Anti-Narnia Narnia Knockoff

Christian's are enraged and atheists are enthused. "The Golden Compass" hits the silver screens December 7th. It is a fantasy film starring Nicole Kidman that is based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman. Pullman, an "evangelistic" agnostic who belongs to secular humanist societies, has written his trilogy motivated by his hatred for C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia books.

The Golden Compass begins with a 12-year-old girl named Lyra [not Lucy] hiding in a wardrobe which unexpectedly transfers her into a universe-altering adventure. Hmmm... why does that sound familiar? There is also talking animals and witches (but the witches are on the so-called good side this time). In spite of the fact that imitation is the highest form of flattery, Pullman said, "I hate the Narnia books, and I hate them with a deep and bitter passion". Pullman has said explicitly, "My books are about killing God."

I told my kids that there is a new movie coming out that looks a lot like the Chronicles of Narnia. Then I showed them the trailer to the movie. After I got them all excited to see this new really cool movie I read to them all the stuff exposing the anti-Christ animosity behind the film that, a few seconds ago, looked so enticing to them. They went from anticipation to anger (at the movie) very quickly. My point was for them to see that the world makes poison look delicious. The serpent in the garden was the very first advertiser (come on you want this, you need this, you like this).

One more point I think I should make... Many Christians are going to be all up in arms about this movie and blowing the trumpet of boycott. The only problem I have with this is that 99 percent of the movies that come out of Holyweird are produced by the same type of atheists with the same type of motives. I would rather have movies like this that are openly atheistic because at least the antithesis is clear. I love reminders like this that remind us that we are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our young people. Praise God for these precious clear glimpses of the enemy.

Here's the trailer (I'm positive that J.R.R. Tolkien wouldn't like this story being tied to his like they do in this trailer):

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Thanks for sharing Kenny.