Shallowater Needs A Compass

7 Dec

According to Lubbock Online 30 or 40 parents are in a huff because “The Golden Compass” was read to their precious angels and all the kids came home and rejected their Christian faith. Wait, no….they didn’t, but they could…at least that’s what the parents think.

I’m not going to get into a debate about whether or not the movie or book series has anti-religious messages in it, mainly because I doubt it will effect someones religious views. I will admit that I’ve never read the books and I only MIGHT see the movie. From what I can tell this is just another fantasy themed series that any group of people could claim any message they want. Sorta like Harry Potter, Chronicals of Narnia, David Millers time in office, etc.

I really doubt the teachers in Shallowater are teaching from the book “The Golden Compass”, but if they are they should stop. Teach Math or Reading. I assume that the teachers may read the book to the kids for entertainment when they have a “reading circle” or whatever PC term they have come up with for that time.

The 30-40 parents that want the book banned should be ashamed for even bringing that up. We live in the United States and banning books is one of the worst things that we can do in this country. If you don’t want your child bringing it home to read it, fine be a parent and ban it from your home. Your kids aren’t going to start questioning their religion because of a stupid book people. They won’t become witches because of Harry Potter, and they aren’t going to think the Lion in Narnia is Jesus because he comes back from the dead. Kids for the most part don’t care. They like to be entertained and have fun. They aren’t thinking of Religion all the time.

We’ll have more on this on Saturday’s show when we are LIVE at the U Can Share Food Drive, but I’ll leave you with one last thought. You can shield your kids from what you think and heard in the media is an attack on religion all you want. Eventually, kids will leave the nest and question things on their own, and you know what? It’s healthy.

-Chad

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6 Responses to “Shallowater Needs A Compass”

  1. Leslie December 8, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    Finally, a SANE person!! If these parents are so weak in their faith (and in their confidence in their parenting) that they think ONE book or movie (or friend, or …) is going to turn their children to ‘the dark side,’ then they aren’t doing their jobs. Gee, ya think they might use it as a learning experience, “little Johnny, this is what this book may say, but this is what our family’s values and beliefs are.”
    Hmmm.

  2. Tex Slim December 8, 2007 at 6:25 am #

    I live near Shallowater and my blog will cover this story until the parents NAMES and Pictures are PUBLISHED.These “knuckleheads” deserve the “Swastika Award”.

  3. Mike December 8, 2007 at 10:24 am #

    I wonder if Ms. Williams ever reads her bible…last time I looked,there was plenty of bloody and violent depictions in her “good book”.

  4. Janet December 8, 2007 at 11:49 am #

    I for one would like to thank these parents for bringing this issue to our attention.

    If it was not for them, I would have never had the interest to read ‘The Golden Compass’, or see the movie since it seemed geared towards a younger crowd.

    I have just finished the novel and seen the movie. I very much enjoyed both of them. However, there are some scenes that were left out from the book that would have been great to see.

    I attend church on a regular basis and I certainly did not take this as a message from Satan. It was a wild imaginative story like that of Narnia and Harry Potter. I guess my faith is strong enough that it is not threatened by popular media, so maybe that is why I do not share the same opinion as Carrie Williams and the others who are following her.

    When you read a book or see a movie, you take to it what is already in your mind. If you are already threatened in your faith, then the movie and book will become an excuse for just that. Anyone with common sense would see right through this, and I believe most see right through what this group is doing.

    Shallowater has been in the news way too much lately, and not for good reasons. I have passed through it many times on my way to New Mexico and I can say it does not look like much. Now I know not to try and see if there is anything under all of the run down buildings and sewage odors.

  5. William December 8, 2007 at 1:12 pm #

    I really hope these parents lobbying for book banning are not hypocrites.

    Surely they do not own or watch any film starring Katherine Hepburn (atheist). Neither should they be promoting The Chronicles of Narnia for one of the featured actors, Skandar Keynes, is an atheist. And surely they do not laugh at the comical Gene Wilder (atheist). Certainly they do not allow Superman to be shown to their children because Christopher Reeve was an atheist.

    While they are at it, they must ban any mention of Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Samuel Clemens, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Jefferson, Freud, the list is enldess. All of these were either atheist, anti-religion or anti-Christian.

    Think about it Carrie Williams, by banning films and books written by or about all of these people will eliminate any possibility of brainwashing you want to inflict upon children. Because we certainly do not want them to turn into free thinking and educated adults, we want them to be just like you.

  6. Dayvid December 11, 2007 at 4:03 pm #

    My gawd, I’ll bet every one of these parents have shoved their kid in front of a DVD player and turned on one of these movies like whatever the name is where the penguins dance around. What liberal GARBAGE…or any of the Disney movies, including the Lion King. If they let them watch those type movies and not the ‘Golden Compass”, they are nothing more than Shallow-HYPOCRITs.

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