I just sent an e-mail out to some folks basically telling them to boycott the film THE GOLDEN COMPASS which is coming out in December. Actually I copied and pasted an article I had read about the movie because I so want that movie boycotted. And yet, after talking to my wise husband, I'm thinking that if Christians rise up and cry "Boycott!", well, people will have to go check out the movie - to see what the hoopla is all about. It's like the boycott would be ADVERTISING the movie. Hmmm. That is a good point. Hmmm.
If you have no idea why I (might) want this movie boycotted it is because it was written by a devout atheist who seems to want to be the 'AntiC. S. Lewis'. He seems to want to convince children that God is a myth and the God-myth needs to be exposed. He is not passive in this desire. He is active.
The Catholic League has promoted a boycott as has LifeWay Resources Group (Southern Baptist), from which I got the article I copied and pasted.
I had earlier heard that Nicole Kidman was in a terrible antiChristian movie - so this is it. Daniel Craig, the most recent James Bond-007, is also in it. Those are good actors. Famous, anyway. So what's a believer to do?
Well, I think I'm going to still cry: "BOYCOTT!" Yes.
Now I'm not against atheists. I don't think we need to be against them- even if (and maybe especially if) they are against us. Jesus wouldn't be against them. He gave his life for them. I do think, though, that he would be mindful of the little folks that would be influenced by this movie. I think he might say, "Whoa, parents! Be smart. Be good parents. And save those 7 or 8 dollars - or whatever a ticket costs these days and maybe give that money to your local church." Yes. Maybe Jesus would say that!!
(I hope he doesn't mind me putting words in his mouth.)