I titled my last post “Anxiety” for a reason, although I never explained it. My coming-and-going approach to this blog is the result of many factors, but one of them is that I’m in the process of learning to cope with what it turns out is anxiety. Go figure. It’s not my favorite topic to discuss, but it seems fair to give readers an explanation for my long disappearances, and let’s just say that I’ve been having my good days and bad days.
Moving on, I’ve just heard about the production of The Golden Compass, a movie adapted from a book by the same name by Philip Pullman. The book is the first in a trilogy called “His Dark Materials.” I’ve read none of them, although they were recommended to me years ago by a friend of mine.
Looks like the movie is going to be controversial. This Baptist press article describes the book’s apparently anti-Christian theme. Again, having not read the books, I’m in no position to discuss the reasonableness or lack thereof of opposition to the movie. But now I think I’m going to have to read the books.
Has anyone else read these? The movie comes out in about two weeks, and it’s intriguing to me that the producers of the movie have chosen to release the movie near Christmas. I can’t imagine that they’ve failed to tone down some of the potentially offensive stuff, but then again if the theme is prevalent it might be like trying to take the Christianity out of The Chronicles of Narnia.