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January 06, 2008

The Golden Compass: An Honest Critique?

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Another Christian writer (Holly Vicente Robaina) supports the message contained in the Golden Compass:

I view Pullmanís work as an honest critique of the church, and an opportunity to assess areas needing improvement.
Is it at all possible that the root of Philip Pullman criticism is hatred rather than an "honest critique"? Jesus was quite clear in John 7:7 - "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil." Why do Christians trust the assessment of an individual who is quite forthright in his denial of God and feel they have to accept the guilt of whatever accusations are brought forward?

Pointing out the hypocrisy of the church is not a justification for denying Christ and applying the guilt of some within the church to the corporate body is an inaccurate and unjust attack on the Bride of Christ.

On the otherhand, I do agree with Robaina closing remarks, which summarize the theme of the article:

Itís no surprise some of the best opportunities to share our faith spring from the greatest challenges to our faith.


Posted by calvin at January 6, 2008 11:07 PM

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