Friday, December 07, 2007
THE GOLDEN COMPASS
LifeSite has a story up about the Waterloo, Ontario Catholic School Board that has given its approval of "Compass". Once again there appears to be a link with homosexuality in that the same board has "winked" at it.
Of more interest in the article is the following:
Pete Vere, who has a written book on the author of The Golden Compass, disagrees with that analysis. Speaking with LifeSiteNews.com, Vere said "The context of this trilogy is about overthrowing, not just any authority, but the Authority." Vere added: "Pullman identifies the Authority in his third book by using most of God's names from the Old Testament."
The third volume, called the Amber Spy Glass, says: "The authority, God, the Creator, the Lord, Yahweh, Lel, Adonai, the King, the Father, the Almighty - those were all names he gave himself."
La Crosse Catholic Bishop Jerome Listecki agrees. This week the bishop issued a letter to his priests instructing them to warn the faithful against the books. Speaking of Pullman works, he said "Instead of using fantasy to lead people to truth and to God, this trilogy tries to lead them away from God."
Bishop Listecki concluded: "I urge you to caution the faithful, especially parents, against this pernicious attack on the foundations of our Christian Faith and on the innocence of our children."