Saturday, December 1, 2007

'D' is for 'Holy ****, When Will The Writers' Strike Be Over?'

Too late to say much tonight... I'll just point out something I really liked from Mark Morford, a very funny columnist for and the San Francisco Chronicle. Be it Harry Potter, Halloween, or, um, science, there are certain religion-based groups that will vociferously protest anything that goes against their (very small) view of the world. Now it's The Golden Compass, one of the big movies of the winter, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Morford's conclusion, which pretty much speaks for my opinion:

It goes like this: If your ancient, authoritarian, immutable belief system is truly threatened by a handful of popular novels, if your ostensibly all-powerful, unyielding creed is rendered meek and defenseless when faced with the story of a fiery, rebellious young girl who effortlessly rejects your stiff misogynistic religiosity in favor of adventure, love, sex, the ability to discover and define her soul on her own terms, well, it might be time for you to roll it all up and shut it all down and crawl back home, and let the divine breathe and move and dance as she sees fit. Don't you agree?

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