Want to know what Phillip Pullman himself has to say about the Golden Compass and his books that inspired the film? Christian film critic and blogger Peter Chataway interviews Phillip Pullman and asks all the questions you’ve been wondering about. No more need to wonder what Pullman had on him mind in the books or what he thinks of the movie, Lewis, LOTR, etc. It’s all here. A great interview.
The idea of Christians and atheists talking civilly like this will certainly upset some people, but I much prefer it to the usual screech and screed.
This is the only interview you will ever read with the phrase “I’m a Church of England” atheist in it. Someone tell Mr. Pullman that he may hate Lewis’s writing, but he’s apparently one of the characters in The Great Divorce.
For another approach, here’s Bill Donahue of the Catholic League on a recent CBS station clip.