C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

An Atheist’s Fantasy of Killing God

Verified at snopes.com, coming this December 2007, is a movie entitled The Golden Compass.

Origins: “The film is based on (released in the U.S. as The Golden Compass), the first offering in Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy of children's books, a series that follows the adventures of a streetwise girl who travels through multiple worlds populated by witches, armor-plated bears, and sinister ecclesiastical assassins to defeat the oppressive forces of a senile God.”

Snopes also notes, “The series' author, Phillip Pullman, is an avowed atheist who has averred that "I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' or 'spirituality.'" Critics of Pullman's books point to the strong anti-religion and anti-God themes they incorporate, and although literary works are subject to a variety of interpretations, Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview that "My books are about killing God." (Conservative British columnist Peter Hitchens labeled Pullman "The Most Dangerous Author in Britain" and described him as the writer "the atheists would have been praying for, if atheists prayed.")”

Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League, has said: “Look, the movie is based on the least offensive of the three books. And they have dumbed down the worst elements in the movie because they don't want to make Christians angry and they want to make money. Our concern is this, unsuspecting Christian parents may want to take their kid to the movie, it opens up December 7th and say, this wasn't troubling, then we'll buy the books. So the movie is the bait for the books which are profoundly anti-Catholic and at the same time selling atheism.”

“Other critics, however, have described Pullman's works as being more generally anti-religion rather than specifically anti-Christian or anti-Catholic: In "His Dark Materials," Pullman's criticisms of organized religion come across as anti-authoritarian and anti-ascetic rather than anti-doctrinal. (Jesus isn't mentioned in any of the books, although Pullman has hinted that He might figure in a forthcoming sequel, "The Book of Dust.") His fundamental objection is to ideological tyranny and the rejection of this world in favor of an idealized afterlife, regardless of creed. As one of the novel's pagan characters puts it, "Every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling."”

I guess this is just: An Atheist’s Fantasy of Killing God.


BEAST said...

Before the Atheist has any chance of killing your lovely God, the Catholics would have performed the mutilation of Jebus and drank his blood every other Sunday........You know what that is? Transubstantiation.


Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

And the Catholics are wrong in their thinking of this, by not understanding or accepting the spiritual nature (not the flesh itself) of that which Christ spoke concerning Himself in John 6.

BEAST said...

From the words of Jebus:

"-While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Matthew 26:26-28

BEAST said...

As one of the novel's pagan characters puts it, "Every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling."

The author is spot on. That is the essential purpose for the existence of the church: To control and subjugate the ignorant masses. And they are still doing it today.

Only difference is, this time round, there are enough atheists on this heathen planet to expose the religious hogwash.


Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

John 6:63, It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

From the words of Jesus, after saying:

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

The misunderstanding comes from unspiritual eyes and minds not praying and studing, meditating, and matching Scripture with Scripture.

BEAST said...

Regardless of the outcome, in both Matthew and John, Jesus promotes the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood. Biblically speaking, the Eucharist is a biblically sanctioned act.


BEAST said...


Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

I am sorry you purposely misunderstand the words of Christ.

BEAST said...

Given that your comprehension skills are on par with infants, I doubt very much that I am the one who has misunderstood the scriptures.

You see, I came from a similar Baptist background as you, and aced most of my bible classes right up to the point I left church. If I wanted to, I could have chosen the same path as you.

In a way, I see a little bit of me in you, shades of what I should have become (in my aunt's point of view) but did not, and this, perhaps, is the chief reason why I reserve a special hatred for you.

I don't misunderstand scriptures very easily. While I don't claim to read the whole bible, I have read and studied theology for a better part of ten years, and yes, I know what the bible says with all its metaphorical parables and nonsense.

Like I said, if you want to challenge me on theology, then you'd better be prepared.


John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.