Friday Forum #4
Everyone's got their undies in a bunch about The Golden Compass- including, and especially, the Catholic Church. My kids go to Catholic school, as I've mentioned. They brought home a letter from the local Diocese encouraging parents to be very cautious about this book and upcoming movie. The local stance doesn't seem to call for an all-out boycott, rather it suggests that it may provide for some thoughtful dialogue between parents and children. Personally, any time they ban a book or come close to it, it makes me want to read it all the more.
I plan to buy the book this weekend and see what all the fuss is about. Is faith really so fragile? A work of fiction can put it in danger?
What do y'all think? Anyone read it?
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