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I really don't understand what all the religious-fuss about this book/movie was anyway...
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The reason these books caused so much backlash and outrage among organized religion is because they were about killing God, waging war/rebelling against God and dismantling the Church. Also, there were witches and the afterlife wasn't depicted as Heaven or Hell. It was simply a place where dead people went and were tormented by harpies.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Golden Compass was not successful. It bombed in the theatres and no sequel is planned. They also did entire portions of the story completely out of sequence.

I found the characterizations in the book itself to be less than interesting. I had hoped to read the following books but was really quite disappointed by the end of the first one.

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AmericanDralion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It also doesn't help that the movie ends 2/3 of the way through the book.
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Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the book Lyra kills god.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
and rightly so!
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Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true!
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random-waffles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
the book was awesome... im religius but i didnt care, they said it had something to do with how it denounces god... i dont care.
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I remember my uncle telling me not to read books like Harry Potter and His Dark Materials because they were evil and reading them would make me evil, but I still read them and loved them. Reading those books didn't make me evil, didn't make me atheist (you have biology class to thank for that), didn't make me worship the devil. Now if zealots could lay off the good books and let me get back to reading them; I, for one, would appreciate it.
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NobleSavage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
It's sad to deprive people, especially children of good literature because of silly beliefs. Way to cripple young minds. I guess the more ignorant the child, the easier they are to mold.
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Yeah, it's way too easy to mold childrens' minds.
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x-goingemo-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
My Church made a huge deal about "Its got hidden atheist veiws" during service and my mom went crazy with my "Tendicy to Obesses Over things" and was almost certain after I read the book I would convert or something. Read book. Still Christian. End of story.
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ThedarkoneRaziel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Well I'm a proud christian and a Catholic and I hate the Christian Zelot people who try to say a work of fiction is anything but that and I see no connections to the modern catholic church and magistrate. Maybe if your god steals childrens souls and art maybe you could get offended but otherwise back off you Dumb@$$ Zelots....
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YeOld-Jester Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
See, the book promoted atheism, they claim, not to mention the author saying he was atheist and trying to influence little children. They also didn't like the Magisterium, which was based on the church. They didn't like the way he treated it.

HOWEVER. There is nothing controversial at all until the third book, really, and in the movie, you wouldn't know the Magisterium was the church unless you, well, already knew that in the first place.

And if that was more than you were looking for in an answer, then my mission is complete XD
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x-goingemo-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I read the book and not many little kids would coprehend it. The first chapter isn't exactly something that can catch little kids attention and if a little kid can read through that and understand it that's one smart kid.
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Danny730 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I could understand it! :) 
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I read it when I was eleven...
Right after I got done with Harry Potter.
And I freakin' loved those books...
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YeOld-Jester Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. I don't even know why it's marketed as a kid's book anyway; some of the content of the third book is rather adult. And completely beyond them :|
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Not necessarily, kids are more advanced then people tend to give them credit for.
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YeOld-Jester Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, true, some, but when I read the books there were parts that made me go, "WTF, this is a kid's book? Who made THAT decision?!" Folks said I was pretty precocious as a kid, and some of that stuff would have made me just go, "What. The heck."

Of course, I'm so dense I tend to miss stuff about eighty per-cent of the time :)
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NirvanaInKarma Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
In the third book, U.S. publishers censored passages implying a character's sexuality. (I forget whom, and I've yet to read any of these books; hope they're the anti-Narnia everyone's making it out to be, but hype hath the potential to disappoint.)
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Xue-Yun Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Yeah, I didn't notice it much until the third book.
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x-goingemo-x Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
My parents actualy said I'm not allowed to read them (oops XD) which only made me want to read them more. So I borrowed them from a friend.
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YeOld-Jester Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's my opinion. By telling folks NOT to read them and actually banning them, the church just made more people want to read them so they know why the church is all RAWR over them.

...And then they see there's really no reason to hate the books...
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x-goingemo-x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Exactly
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NobleSavage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Ah, well that pretty much clears it up. It sure is terrible when Atheists express their beliefs (or lack thereof), even if fictional.
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katyferret Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Dude, what the hell?
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YeOld-Jester Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
We always get bashed, every stinkin' time D:
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harleyng Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
oh well dumbledore is gay, whatch gonna do?
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Traitorfish Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Actually, it's nothing like Harry Potter, beyond the basic small-mindedness of the religous fundamentalists... Harry Potter was seen to promoted devil-worship and/or witchcraft (which, in the minds of fundies, are on and the same), while The Golden Compass was seen to promote atheism.
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andreagoth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i think coz people don't know how to separate fiction.... and fuck... fiction. ha!
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NobleSavage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Nice. :#1:
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andreagoth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
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wincenworks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's because the movie was really bad...
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NobleSavage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I saw a (low quality-hehe) version that cut out most of last third of the flick, but from what I saw, it wasn't anything special. :-\ ...Bear fight was cool.
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wincenworks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The bear fight was like the moment of awesome in the movie. Everything else was tedious.
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kioasakka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I think it's cos the book was really Catholic-hating!!!!!!!!!!
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