Friday, November 23, 2007

The Goldan Compass: Responses to Religious Bullying

It appears that people are finally making some sort of protest against the attempts by religious fundamenalists to bully competing views into silence, which I had written about earlier in the week The Golden Compass and Religious Criticism

Now let’s say for example that the books are wildly atheist (which they aren’t); why shouldn’t they be? As someone else said, this is like going up to someone at a football game who is cheering for another team and saying “Hey, you can’t cheer for them... you have to cheer for my team! Grrr.” And surely that’s not nice... J. Sutherland

On a Catholic school board's decision to pull all copies of Pullman's trilogy from the schools:

After all, if the Catholic Church is so intent on stifling discussion of contrary perspectives that it will prevent access to them within its school systems, is it not denying its students one of the basic elements of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – that is, the right to freedom of thought, to hold or consider other perspectives?Celia Featherby

1 comment: said...

Those religious zealots need to stuff it where the sun don't shine. The almost constant bitching and moaning is tiresome, especially while they're always whining about being the underdog and being shut out of the public sphere.