Category: Philip Pullman
|February 25, 2011||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christian Short Stories, Christianity and Culture, General, literary apologetics, Philip Pullman, philosophy, scientism, Secular Humanism|
I think it goes to my larger point. Story moves. Yes, Story can move more than evidence. And yet even if that is the case, nowhere do I suggest that I think that is good! Indeed, this whole event illustrates just how unfortunate it can be when evidence is divorced from Story. Oh yes, there is a Story here. There is a Narrative. This Narrative is one that Myers and his many fans are drenched in, so much so none of them actually need evidence to know that me and my stories are [fill in your favorite pejoratives here]. The Narrative fills in the gap. It is the skeptical storyline: Christians, dumb. Christians, blind faith. Skeptics, geniuses. Skeptics, reason and evidence. Nothing more needs to be said because everyone is already agreed on how the story ends, anyway. The ‘evidence’ ends up being just a ‘literary’ flourish that adds little to the accepted Narrative.
This Narrative appears to be driving Dave’s response, though to his credit, he is exceptionally mild and measured compared to many of the other responses I observed.
|March 26, 2008||Posted by Anthony under Blog, General, Philip Pullman|
The Chronicles of Narnia for Grown Ups A Presentation for Churches View a sample of Anthony speaking- a graduation speech he delivered with Lewis and Tolkien themes. Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Prince Caspian is due out in mid-May, 2008. Here is one of my posts […]
|November 27, 2007||Posted by Anthony under Blog, General, Philip Pullman|
This is probably my last post on the “His Dark Materials” series and to tell you the truth I’m about ready to be done. There are innumerable issues raised by the HDM series and quite a bit that I wanted to respond to. This blog contains many of those responses and there probably could be […]
|November 19, 2007||Posted by Anthony under Blog, General, Philip Pullman|
Everyone loves a good mystery. As I was reading Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass for my review I kept waiting to hear some dramatic attack on the person of Christ and the doctrine of the incarnation. In fact, the series rarely mentions Jesus at all, and certainly never substantively. Several hypotheses occur to me: Perhaps […]
|November 18, 2007||Posted by Anthony under Blog, General, Philip Pullman|
I thought it might be interesting to gather up some atheist’s response to the Golden Compass. It should go without saying that I don’t at all endorse much of what these links will contain. They make for good perspective. If anyone has some examples feel free to pass them along. I found a million anti-Compass […]