Warning: this post may offend sensitive people, small furry animals and Christian fundamentalists still toiling in the 1800s – sadly my sarcasm filter broke and I won’t have a new one installed till Tuesday. Please don’t think I hate Christians, some of my best friends are Christians. Honest.
I couldn’t resist writing this post when I read how some Christian coalition is intent on boycotting the evil/demonic/satanic/not nice movie, The Golden Compass, which has just opened and which I am skipping off to with my wife and friends tomorrow night. There is apparently a concerted effort to boycott the movie:
According to an anonymous message distributed via email and SMS, the film is about “two children who kill God so that they can do what they want”. Sinisterly, the message goes on to state: “Rapport het geluister. As ons saam staan [sic], sal sterkinekor [sic] ook moet luister.” [Rapport listened. If we work together, Ster-Kinekor will also have to listen].
Oh jeez … I mean, my God … um, holy moley … erg, was that all blasphemous? Sorry. What I mean to say is that I have watched the traliers for the movie and man it looks like an awesome fantasy with amazing special effects that might just entertain me and my friends. Turning this into some kind of Crusade (are we due for another one already?) is going just a teensy bit too far. As is equating appreciation of this movie "being deceived and blinded by Satan under guise of freedom of expression".
I never really understand this sort of fanaticism. It is a fantasy movie for goodness sake. If you don’t want to watch it then don’t. If it appeals to you, go for it. There should be plenty seats with the boycott and all.