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Protests Over The Golden Compass

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Catholics and other religious groups have organized boycotts of The Golden Compass, a film based on a children's book by an avowed atheist. What are their complaints?

* Directly competing with Margot At The Wedding, which they love

* Compasses inherently promote travel and broadened horizons

* The most sympathetic character is not killed in a prolonged and bloody torture sequence

* Though God is not referenced directly, subtitles pop up on screen to remind viewers when things symbolize God and religion

* Daniel Craig would be better served doing the Lord's work in the next Bond installment

* Breaks unspoken rule that talking CGI animals must be allegorical to Catholicism

* Would have enjoyed some broader anti-Semitic themes

TAGGED: HUMOR, RELIGION


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