You know that movie that a lot of Christians are boycotting this winter?
The one that comes out in theaters soon and is based on a book written by an atheist?
You know. That movie with Nicole Kidman that’s about this godless stuff?
The one that everyone is emailing everyone and telling them also not to see?
Yup. I’ve checked the book(s) out at the library.
Why, you may ask?
I’m a rebel.
And I wanted to be able to speak firsthand about the books/movies if people ask me if they’re bad or good or what.
And to be able to tell me children why they’re going to have to wait a while to see this movie: “Because DAD said so,” not “because SNOPES.com verified the email(S) I received.”
But mostly I’m a rebel.
To be honest, I also checked out the audio books. The actual books made out of paper I got so that the library lady (the one with the hair extensions a slightly different shade from the rest of her hair) would peg me as an intellectual. The audio books are so I could sit in my car listening while I ate straight out of my can of Chef-BoyR-Dee spaghetti with meatballs in the parking lot. (God bless the man who invented the pull-top so I didn’t need a can opener. Plus I believe/hope the meatballs are precooked, so I didn’t need a microwave either.)
Finished the first “book” and on to the second.
I hope no one at my church finds out. (My wife is mortified, I must say. She's still recovering from me bringing home Harry Potter. "What if the neighbors find out?")
Other rebellious things I do:
Eat Velveeta (Only rebellious because I've been told NOT to eat the whole block in one sitting)
Lather, rinse, NOT repeat
And when I get those cute emails with the puppies and the music and the poems that say I should forward it to 5 people if I truly love them and God?
You guessed it. I delete them.
Anyway, when I finish the series, I may be jotting a little bit of info down here for your enjoyment.
If anybody else out there has read or seen “the Golden Compass” or its sequels, I’d love your insights.
I also welcome the insights of those who choose not to read or watch. I am an equal opportunity acceptor of comments.
So have you lost all respect for me?