"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Friday, March 07, 2008

Atheism for children

I'm sure all of you have heard of Philip Pullman and the movie The Golden Compass, even if you haven't had occasion to sample his book series or the movie. The mysterious villian in GC is called "the Magisterium." You get the idea, even if the undercatechized Catholic Nicole Kidman does not. Pullman's stuff is slickly packaged atheism for children. Since the movie came out he's tried to hide that, but the cat had already been let out of the bag.

For those who want to help parents inoculate their kids, I recommend the 100-page book Pied Piper of Atheism: Philip Pullman and Children's Fantasy, by Pete Vere and Sandra Meisel. The introduction is written by Carl Olson, who had co-authored with Meisel a decent-selling book debunking Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code. You remember that row, don't you?
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