I was reading CS Lewis’s The Four Loves and came across the quote below. Obviously, Lewis is not specifically addressing universal health care or liberalism or the question of using the government to administer love. Even Christians can be found thinking that it is a noble expression of a loving society to have the government do the loving… and this with no apparent thought to the actual effect that this ‘loving’ will have on the people ‘loved’ and the attitude it fuels in the people-government doing the ‘loving.’ The most important thing seems to be that, well, people’s intentions are … continue reading...
Tag: Christian Response
Stephen Colbert is not someone I watch regularly but when I do I usually find him hilarious. This interview follows the Democratic Convention’s refusal to allow this secular lobbyist group to participate in their faith forum. As interesting as it would be to opine on the Democratic attempt to claim the ‘high ground’ of religion I’ll pass at this time. This is all comedy of course and I can only imagine that the poor lady has had all of her best insights spliced out… but as an apologist it was still quite fun to watch… Maybe I could get Mr. … continue reading...
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 even more said. It is my hope that my information serves as a starting point for Christians to learn more about these issues. These issues will always be with us and hiding from them is not the solution.
It has been noted that one of … continue reading...
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 Jesus is in Pullman’s mind the ‘good teacher’ that CS Lewis so forcefully objected to in his Trilemma. Perhaps the failure to incorporate the incarnation in his re-mything has to do with his failure to grasp the basic claims that Christians make about God and … continue reading...
In my 15 page response to the Pullman series I indicated that his notion of God is a strawman notion. The problem is that he doesn’t know that, most atheists don’t know that, and even many Christian theists don’t know that.
In the Pullman series, ‘God’ is a very old ‘angel’ who was merely the first entity to become self-aware as a product of evolution. “Yahweh” then lied and told everyone that followed that he was their creator. In the series, Pullman admits that there may be a creator, and in one interview he says,
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Here are a collection of posts that pertain to Pullman that exist on this blog.
- Detailed, 15 page analysis of the Pullman Series.
- Some Interviews of Philip Pullman
- Christian Reactions around the Net
- Parent’s Guide/Church Bulletin Insert
- All of my entries on the Pullman series.
Apart from my own, which is located here, here are some others of interest that I’ve found. It should be noted that my posting of them does not mean that I necessarily endorse them. I am trying to give people the ability to educate themselves.
Pluggedinonline – Christian Movie Review site- Pretty good job.
http://www.christiananswers.net – Extensive overview.
InsightScoop – a very nice article responding to Pullman’s ‘atheism.’
wardrobedoor.blogspot.com – Most of the points in here I agree with.
http://www.margheim.net – This has a good collection of material.
Christian Response and Reaction to Pullman and His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
If you would like to discuss this issue, please use my discussion forum, where this thread has been set up for that purpose.
Since this has been made available, my response has been featured on the ChristianPost.com.
Some people prefer a shorter treatment. I have produced a one page “parent’s guide”/bulletin insert. More information is available here and you can just download it, too, here:
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