Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Young Minds Are Like Very Small Boxes with Locks that will never unlock once you lock them up

An anonymous fearmonger posted a conflation of the two emails from this snopes.com entry on the doorframe of my two-year old's preschool classroom today. In short, it warns parents that the film adaptation of The Golden Compass is dangerous to children because the book's author (Phillip Pullman) is an atheist and anti-religious.

I am so glad the poster highlighted the word "WARNING" on the email he or she printed out for all the parents. Reading those wise words reminded me of what I actually already knew, that just one viewing of a mediocre movie can turn an impressionable child against God. FOREVER.

Running off to find the blinders and earplugs...

2 comments:

PT-LawMom said...

I am hearing this everywhere and it drives me nuts. What is the big freakin' deal! If parents have faith and pass it along to their kids, one book (or film) is not going to change their minds. As Episcopalian as I am, I really think kids need to be exposed to a variety of religious ideologies so that they can understand that we live in a diverse world with people who come from different backgrounds and think in different ways. If anything, I think that just helps reinforce the base you come from. Who knows, I could be wrong, but man is this Golden Compass film causing a ruckuss in the parent world! Sigh...

Mary Louisa said...

Amen, sister.