the reader was not amongst the family left after dinner. this then spurred a conversation about the book. His Dark Materials is the Golden Compass trilogy. the movie will be coming out this holiday season.
so what's the big deal you ask???
a few of us received an email a month back about this exact book and movie and that it is based on anti-religious themes. now i am jaded, i don't believe ANYTHING i read in forwarded emails. i check my sources, usually Google it or go to http://www.snopes.com/ (all urban legends, fact and fiction).
it was true, this book is written by an avid atheist and is designed to look similar to the Chronicles of Narnia but in fact is completely opposite in story meaning. i have not read the book but am linking here to the snopes website so that you may evaluate for yourself.
since only a few of us had heard this info last night i though i might post some information that others may make educated decisions.
Molly has given us a post to her husband's blog, he wrote an article about this. It was a very good article with many good points it is called :If you boycott the Compass, boycott Narnia and Star Wars too. happy reasearch ;)