Saturday, November 24, 2007

Finally, A Catholic School Board With A Backbone
How about YOUR local Catholic school?

The fight continues to keep poison away from Catholic kids. But you know... if individual parents so desire to buy this crap for their kids, that's their call. But the garbage that Phillip Pullman is peddling has no place in Catholic schools. Period.

For some odd reason, the statement "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into The Church" keeps echoing in my head. No matter how much he tries to sugar-coat it, make it appear kid-friendly, put it in a pretty wrapper... whatever. The work of Phillip Pullman is still evil.

Here's some of the article from; (emphasis mine)
Ontario Catholic School Board Removes Anti-Catholic Book "The Golden Compass" from Library
Neighbouring Catholic Boards still Permit the Atheist Books in Libraries
By John-Henry Westen

TORONTO, November 22, 2007 ( - The Halton Catholic District School Board has pulled the anti-Catholic, anti-religion book "The Golden Compass" from library shelves after parents complained about them. However, the Toronto Star reports that the militant atheist books remain in the libraries of neighbouring Catholic school boards in Toronto and York region.

"The Golden Compass," is one of Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which includes "Northern Lights" (re-titled "The Golden Compass"), "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass." Pullman wrote these books with the intention of indoctrinating children with atheistic values.
Pullman told The Washington Post in 2001 that he was deliberately "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief."

Pullman has repeatedly stated his belief that God is dead, and the author incorporates this theme into the second book when God dies. Pullman and fellow children's author Michael Rosen produced a course on atheism for schools called 'Why Atheism?' that is designed for children 11-years and older.

The Star reports after Pullman's controversial remarks hit the press due to publicity for the movie, an internal memo was sent to Halton Catholic elementary school principals that said "the book is apparently written by an atheist where the characters and text are anti-God, anti-Catholic and anti-religion."
But I guess I shouldn't be so hard on the Toronto and York Catholic School Boards... last month I posted a piece concerning a "Catholic" school literally 15 minutes from where I live that has ten books by Pullman readily available to Catholic schoolchildren.

Remember, this is the same guy who stated "My books are about killing God."


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