I understand I could be alienating my lone reader but I feel this is an important thing to discuss.
I am a Christian and I go to church every Sunday and participate in small groups through my church. I was forced to go to church as a child and teenager and when I went to college I chose to no longer attend. Not because I abandoned my beliefs but because I was young, wild and selfish and didn't want to be held back by a bunch of hypocrites that scrub up nicely on Sunday but live like hell the rest of the week. Once I got ready to think about becoming a mother I decided I wanted my child raised in a Christian environment. We found an incredible new young church that had started a year before we started going there in the living room of the pastor's house. Now the church is not quite 3 years old and has 3 services on Sunday and 1 Saturday night. It is growing exponentially because it is a church designed for people who don't fit the typical mold of "church people". I am not putting down other religious organizations in any way. This is just where we feel like we fit best.
Anyways, that being said, I am disturbed by a new children's movie coming out this Christmas called The Golden Compass. I saw the previews and it looks really interesting, until I started reading about it. Apparently the gentleman who wrote the book is an atheist with a particular vendetta against Christianity. I googled this and found many articles backing this up. Some even went so far as to say that the movie isn't anti-Christian enough, that they diluted the book when making the movie. The author expressly said in a 2003 interview that his books are about killing God.
I am not a book burner by any means. I have no problems with adults reading books and viewing movies and making up their own minds. That is one of the great freedoms we enjoy as US citizens. However, this is not something I am prepared for my child to read and watch. I'll stick to buying the Chronicles of Narnia when he is old enough to read. If you are a parent and choose to see this movie with your child then that is your choice and I am not here to pass judgement. However, for those of you who didn't know about the movie already and are bothered by this then just consider this a heads up.
Thanks for listening.