Thursday, December 6, 2007

Media Blitz Idiots

I apologize ahead of time for this rant you are about to read (and the spoilers concerning the His Dark Materials Series; Reader beware!).

See, CNN has run an article about Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass, which is set to be released as a film this Friday, posing the question whether or not this film is seducing kids into atheism. To which I must reply to CNN most harshly: Do some research! And that goes for all the others you gave sound-bites to in that preposterous article (including the priests): Read the books first! Had you done so, you would have learned that in the second book we are told that Lyra is the Second Eve -- can't get more religious than that! If someone had cared to make an actual intelligent statement about these books concerning religion, it is fair to say that Pullman is commenting on the corruptive nature of religion in our world today, but this also serves to reform said corruption in hopes of something higher and more truthful. That kind of critique should be encouraged and justified, but this CNN article just smacks of poor journalism. Shame on you!

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