Lessons From The Golden Compass

Yesterday I read a critique of Philip Pullman and his book series (the first book of which is The Golden Compass). If you are not familiar with The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, it is a fantasy novel (now a movie) where at the end of the series the children kill God. This is serious enough that Tony Watkins calls him the most dangerous author in Britain.

I also just read “Engaging the Culture – A Response to The Golden Compass” by Rebecca Luella Miller. The quote I liked best was:

In reality, The Golden Compass may be the best thing to happen for Christians. First it reinforces what many of us have believed for a long time—if Christians don’t write fantasy, non-Christians will. Second, it gives the perfect evidence that a good story does not make a truthful story. What we enjoy as entertainment still needs to be held up to the Light of Scripture.

That is a good way to look at it!