Don’t you hate it when you feel you have been “had”? Like you missed the plot all down the path and then bang…the true agenda hits? I have complaints about two entertainment news items that Jim made me aware of yesterday.
The Golden Compass
I have been wanting to see the Golden Compass that releases soon. You know me – I love a good fantasy. What I did not know though was that the writer of this movie hates C.S. Lewis, hates Narnia, and most importantly hates God. His characters in this child targeted fantasy are going to kill God in his trilogy. It won’t be so obvious in the movies but the movies are intended to entice kids to read the trilogy where the true agenda is VERY obvious and very dark. I was horrified when I read about this. I also heard this movie includes male and female circumcision. WHAT? What is the world coming to for crying out loud! Jim sent me the snopes article that verified this information. So much for seeing that movie! Sheeeshhhh!!!
Here is the link to the snopes article in case you think I just “National Inquired” ya: http://snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp
Update: Aunt Beck found a direct quote from the author that I thought worth sharing.
In Pullman’s trilogy, Lyra is the new-age Eve, and Will is the modern-day Adam. God is a wizened spent force of an “Authority”. And “The Fall” is to be celebrated as the defining moment of mankind, rather than the source of all worldly evil. Little wonder that His Dark Materials has been denounced by some religious zealots.
Pullman, though, expected more. “I’ve been surprised by how little criticism I’ve got. Harry Potter’s been taking all the flak. I’m a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people – mainly from America’s Bible Belt – who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven’t got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I’ve been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God.”
Complete article: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125644900.html
That ought to scare us!
And speaking of HP…without getting into a debate on the Harry Potter topic (I avoid posting my opinion publicaly on this though many of you do know what it is , I was pretty outraged yesterday when I read an article that says that Rowlings just released a statement that Dumbledore is gay. She was, naturally, applauded by the liberal media for this move.
Quote: The British author stunned her fans at Carnegie Hall on Friday night when she said Dumbledore is gay and had been in love with Grindelwald, whom he had defeated years ago in a bitter fight.
So how fair was that? She casts Dumbledore in the best of light through ALL SEVEN books and never reveals this “secret” in her series and then outs him when she finishes. Very brave of her. Way to give her readers a choice in the matter (sarcarsm).
Will Disney do it next? Next week will they announce that Mickey never really loved Minnie but had a thing for Goofy all along but he is finally ready to come out of the closet?
My position on homosexuality is not relevant to how “good” or “bad” a person is. Rowlings attempt to stack the deck by choosing Dumbledore is beside the point (though I think that was rotten of her). Obviously her agenda was to convince the moral public that “See you really can love a gay person! You loved Dumbledore and you didn’t even know his sexual orientation – you silly little child!” I feel thoroughly patronized now. Thank you for that. Grrrrr.
God asks me to love the sinner and hate the sin. For the record Ms. Rowlings – despite what you may believe - I am never “surprised” to discover that people who choose a homosexual lifestyle are often very loving, generous, compassionate, “good” people. My issue is not that the “good guy” is the “gay guy”. My issue is with the public being manipulated and set up.
I concede Ms. Rowlings on this point (the point I never disagreed with to begin with). There are plenty of “good” homosexual people in the world. No contest. I know some of them and love them. God loves them too. BUT God says that their choice is one of defiance against Him. He hates this choice that they make and He demands that we do not participate in a homosexual lifestyle. Out of commitment to my God, I have to take an equally strong position in a matter that He is certainly not grey on. You don’t have to like it but I can’t change or soften what God’s word says on this matter. “Goodness” is not the path to salvation. Jesus is. Salvation is not a weighted balance where the best of the best get rewarded with heaven and the rest are condemned. It’s all about Jesus. He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father EXCEPT THROUGH HIM. My “goodness” could never be enough. Only His.
Rowlings and Disney and most of the world don’t agree with God on this topic. Okay. But why all the deceit then? If you have an agenda, spill it!
If Rowlings would have introduced her character as homosexual in her series, parents would have had a choice in the matter. Did they want their children reading books that introduced these topics? But no, she takes the cowards way out and waits till she finishes writing and THEN SHE drops the ball. And better yet, she outs the character who is likely the best loved, most “moral” in the whole series. From a strategic point of view, I applaud her ingenuity. From a christian point of view…talk about getting blind sited! I am just shaking my head at this but why am I surprised?
Here is a link to the article I read: http://www.kansascity.com/238/story/327791.html
Update: I just saw this article in the L.A. times. “Seven Clues that Dumbledore was Gay”. The seventh point confirms my statements above. Check out this spin:
7. The fact that so few of us realized he was gay. “No matter how many ‘clues’ I can put down that Dumbledore was gay, no matter how many millions of people have read these books again and again, Rowling surprised even the most die-hard fans with the announcement that Dumbledore was gay. And in the end, the fact that we never would have guessed is what makes Dumbledore being gay so real. So many times I have encountered friends who are gay that I never would have predicted. It has shown me that one’s sexual orientation is not some obvious ‘lifestyle choice,’ it’s a precious facet of our multi-faceted personalities. And in the end whatever the differences between our personalities are, it is time that our world heeds Dumbledore’s advice: ‘Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.’ Today as I write this, I believe that it’s time for our aims to be loyal to what the greatest wizard in the world would have wanted them to be: love.”
Yep folks – we were definitely set up!!!!!!! My only comment to the author of number seven is this – at this point one’s opinion on lifestyle choice or genetics is not relevant considering God’s words on the topic. Pretending for a moment that people really ARE born gay (not an argument I support by the way) – the fact is God still said don’t do it. I have a propensity to want to sin as well. Homosexuals don’t get to corner the market just because they feel they were “born to it”. Hey, there are a lot of things my flesh innately cries out for too. I am a sinner. I sin. I was born a sinner. I have to make choices daily against my flesh to honor God’s commands. Can heterosexuals say it is our genetic code to desire a sexual partner and then ignore the boundary of marriage because of our innate desire and call that moral? Not fair play in my opinion. Since when did having a fleshly desire for something make it moral? We can all use the “genes” excuse. It matters not though.
Here is the LA Times article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-showbiz7-23oct23,1,4293482.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews&track=crosspromo