There's a new movie coming out in December 2007 called Golden Compass and it stars Nicole Kidman. It's made by an athiest who hates the Chronicles of Narnia and has written a series of books and has made a movie completely the opposite - in the end of the movie, the children kill God. They then feel that they will have freedom and can then live as the freely please without any rules. It is coming out geared for kids and teens. Be aware of this movie and what these people are trying to do to to blind our kids and teach them athieism.
J.R. Hall from the Berean Watchman made these comments on it: (quoted with permission)
This movie greatly concerns me.
The very concept of animal familiars, called Daemons (pronounced demon), wreaks of evil. The fact that they are sugar coating some sinister literature is only going to encourage people to read the books, because they loved the movies. Although targeted at perhaps the Catholic Church, the very message of these books is clearly anti-God at the core.
I found this online.
In the first book, the clergy are portrayed as being kidnappers of children, who want to enslave their spirits to serve the Authority, which is God. The whole series is about rebelling against the Church and ultimately killing the Authority, in order to achieve true freedom. There's a subtle message of atheism being glorified and religion being diminished in the book. Philip Pullman is aiming the series at children because he wants to mess up their relationship with God and lead them into the lonely wilderness of atheism and chaos.
This is not a safe, harmless children's story.
I recall this verse:
Luk 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
My concerns with this are just as grave, but slightly different then Harry Potter. Where the Harry Potter books are subtle in the presentation of the occult, this movie is far more direct and obvious. (see the other thread on Harry Potter -- http://www.tribforces.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=23173&view=findpost&p=240567 )
This movie the Golden Compass is very disturbing. The message needs to be sent out to the churches to let them no that this movie should not be promoted by, nor visited by anyone.
The fact that it is written by an atheist and is Anti-God is one thing. The other stuff within the story is far more dangerous than just an opinion on the existance of God.
A few minutes on the movies' website and you will find:
* Familiar Spirits (Daemons)
* Fortune Telling - Divination: The Golden Compass itself is called an Alethiometer, and it in itself is akin to a Ouji board, where you turn some dials, form a question in your mind, click a button, and it will review the answer. Now this doesn't really work online... but the imagery and the concept are definitely occult.
Why does this concern me?
Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination (witchcraft), or an observer of times (fortune teller/horoscopes), or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11 Or a charmer(spellcaster), or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer (talks to the dead).
Deu 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Notice that these things are an Abomination to the Lord. The word abomination is from the Hebrew: תּועבה - tô‛êbah tô‛êbah (to-ay-baw', to-ay-baw') Meaning: properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol: - abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
So my question to Christians everywhere who think that this stuff is safe for their kids:
What part of Abomination don't you understand?
J.R. Hall, Executive Director
Berean Watchmen Ministries
p.o Box 38007, Preston Crossing
Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 1H2
I myself find it so interesting that if someone is so against God and says He doesn't exist, then why would they make a movie focused on getting God out of the picture and killing Him in the end? Why do they feel that He needs to be killed if they insist that He doesn't exist? Interesting. Deep down, they know He exists. God help us and give us wisdom. Forgive and rescue those who are so blinded by the enemy.
You can check out another link below to read about the movie and what it is going to try to do.