You’d think God would have a better sense of humor…

Christian groups are up in arms here over a new children’s film starring Nicole Kidman and based on an award-winning novel by British author Philip Pullman, accusing it of being anti-religious.

Evil in Pullman’s books is represented by the church, called the Magisterium, whose acolytes kidnap orphans across England to subject them to horrible experiments in the frozen northern wastelands. – [Yahoo/AFP]

Seriously, why would anyone who believes in an all-powerful, almighty God, even trouble themselves with things like this? It’s not as if anyone is going to take the movie literally, and decide that the church is evil. Not to mention that there are a lot of other worse things to be complaining about besides a freakin’ movie.

I could point out that, historically, much treachery, killing and death has occurred in the name of Christianity, and religion in general. Numerous crusaders, jihadi, conquerers, terrorists, etc. and wars have often been perpetuated in “Gods” name, or with “Gods” support. But this shouldn’t worry any honest Christians because we are different, and people don’t do that anymore… Right? Oh… Wait… Nevermind.

But as I was saying, does anyone really think God honestly, really cares about this movie? How could it possibly offend Him? It’s a fairy tale for crying out loud! A work of fiction. Why, in the name of all that is holy, would the Almighty be offended by this? Seriously, given how the world works, you’d think God would have, at the very least, an epic sense of humor…

Christian groups slam new Kidman children’s movie – [Yahoo/AFP]


4 Responses to “You’d think God would have a better sense of humor…”

  1. 1 sexualtrex
    December 19, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    I commented about this on my blog a few times, and I agree. If this is your biggest concern as a concerned Christian, the world is doing pretty good.

  2. December 20, 2007 at 1:56 am

    And the sad thing is, I see so many self proclaimed “Christians” who have turned Christianity into a “You are doing it wrong” religion, as opposed to a “How can I do it right” one…

    Everybody, both religious and non, need to stop pointing fingers at each other and remove the freakin’ log from their own eyes first, before commenting on the splinters in every one elses’, to use a biblical turn of phrase…

  3. January 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I took my family to see the Golden Compass on Christmas Day. We all really enjoyed the movie. There were some references that could be taken as cautionary in regards to organized religion, but you could also say the same thing about many other stories. I find it amusing that people only get upset when it seems that the criticism hits close to home. I am surprised that the books didn’t get much more attention than the movie, as they really toned down the religious aspects for the big screen.

  4. January 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I haven’t seen it yet, but as you can probably tell, However i have read the numerous articles, debates and accusations that have resulted from it, and I also found it extremely amusing to see how Christian Extremists, as I like to call them, got their feathers all a ruffled.

    As you pointed out, and others have stated, it carried a cautionary note in regards to organized religion, but pretty much almost every fairy tale in existence does the same.

    It has historically been one of the primary purposes of fairy tales to warn our kids of the dangers of various things, in addition to entertaining them.

    What’s the real pity is that many adults today would also learn a thing or two of they stopped being all self righteous, and did a little listening instead…

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