|Dr. Terry Watkins, Th.D.||Dial-the-Truth Ministries|
The last few years the enemies of Christianity have unleashed a torrent of malicious attacks. Orchestrated within the highest
echelons of Hollywood and the media the attacks have been increasingly blatant and increasingly brutal. Ranging from Dan Brown�s blasphemous DaVinci
Code, to the ridiculous Discovery channel�s Lost Tomb of Jesus, to Richard Dawkins� The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens� God Is
Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything—the Antichrists are clearly laying down the battle
The fierceness and frequency of recent assaults on Christianity clearly brings in focus the "last days" words of 1 John 2:18:
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Riding the popular and profitable Antichrist �white horse� (Rev. 6), on December 7, 2007, Hollywood (a.k.a. HELLywood) plans to unleash d�mons from hell. Apparently, Hollywood�s incessant sewage of R-rated filth; blasphemous DaVinci Code, nor the witchcraft indoctrination of Harry Potter is not vile and depraved enough for the ungodly appetite of Hollywood, so now they dip their devious pens in the Antichrist slime of Philip Pullman. On December 7, 2007, theaters across the land will open the dark door of Philip Pullmans� ultra-blasphemous AntiChrist trilogy titled His Dark Materials with the first in the series, The Golden Compass. And you�ll soon discover � it�s not called �Dark� for nothing. . .
Pullman admits a fascination and inspiration with John Milton's famous poem Paradise Lost based upon the Bible's description of the Temptation, Fall of Mankind, Satan's rebellion and damnation. Pullman even "borrows" the phrase "His Dark Materials" from Milton's famous poem. The following lines from Paradise Lost referencing Satan displays Pullman's phrase "His Dark Materials":
By which he Reigns: next him high Arbiter
In Milton's Paradise Lost, Satan and his rebellious angels are the villains and condemned to hell. In Pullman's Dark Materials, his demons and fallen angels are the heroes and victors, while God is a defeated "demented and decrepit . . . tyrant . . . rotten hulk", who is joyfully killed.
Pullman�s works are easily the most openly blasphemous material to appear in a major motion picture. And the most frightening � it�s aimed directly at our vulnerable children — packaged in the glimmering and �innocent� wrappings of fantasy.Satanist Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible and founder of the First Church of Satan, recognized fantasy as a "magic weapon" in Satanism.
"Fantasy plays an important role in any religious curriculum, for the subjective mind is less discriminating about the quality of its food than it is about the taste. . . Thus, fantasy is utilized as a magic weapon [in Satanism]. . . The Satanist maintains a storehouse of avowed fantasy gathered from all cultures and from all ages."
And boy oh boy. . . Wait until you read what Pullman is hiding under the cloak of fantasy!�
PHILIP PULLMAN � � �
If you�ve never heard of Philip Pullman � you soon will. While gathering little attention in the U.S., Britain has gone goo-goo over Pullman�s ultra-blasphemy. Pullman�s beginning saga to His Dark Materials trilogy was Northern Lights which garnered the Carnegie Medal and also the coveted Guardian Award for children's fiction. The ending of the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass became the first �children�s� book to win the prestigious Whitbread Prize. Pullman�s �Dark Materials� have regularly outsold the popular Harry Potter series. Get this, His Dark Materials was awarded one of Britain's "favorite 100 books of all time"! Pullman's Northern Lights (titled The Golden Compass in the U.S.) was awarded the esteemed Carnegie Medal for one of the 10 greatest children's books of all time!
Pullman�s fierce hatred for the God of Christianity is well known. Raised by his grandfather, who was an Anglican minister, Pullman readily admits and cherishes his grandfather�s Christian upbringing.
�All through my childhood, I went to church every Sunday. I went to Sunday school. I know the Bible very well. I know the hymns and the prayer book very well � and this is the old, authorized King James Version of the Bible, and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer that used to be used in English churches, and the old hymns that used to be sung. . . I love the language and the atmosphere of the Bible and the prayer book."
But at some point in his life, Pullman defiantly rejected God and anything associated with Christianity.
�I no longer believe in the God I used to believe in when I was a boy.�
Pullman�s rejection of God transformed into a vicious hatred for God. Pullman admits his goal is to �undermine the basis of Christian belief�.
�I�m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief�
WorldNet Daily writes of Pullman:
Eric Barger of Take A Stand Ministries in an article titled �The (Evil) Mind of Philip Pullman� writes:
�To say that Philip Pullman is avidly �anti-Christian� really doesn�t really speak to the extent of how rabidly ANTI-CHRISTIAN he is. Pullman isn�t out to merely deny there is a God. He wants to desecrate the very idea of a supreme being.�
Pullman�s admits his ultimate goal is the �death of God.��
"I am all for the death of God."
Care to take a wild guess to the hell-breathed theme of Pullman�s �children�s� mega-popular His Dark Materials? You guessed it. . . The killing of God! Pullman is not only for the death of God but His Dark Materials kills Him!
You are not going to believe what you�re about to read!
HIS DARK MATERIALS � � �
His Dark Materials contains the three books: The Golden Compass (originally titled Northern Lights in Britain ); The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Hollywood�s New Line Cinema (the same folks who brought you Lord of the Rings and Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashes the movie The Golden Compass on December 7, 2007.
Pullman�s book are BY FAR the most blatantly and brutally blasphemous Antichrist �children�s� books ever. There�s not even a close second. . .
One pro-Pullman-secular reviewer calls Pullmans Antichrist trilogy, �the most subversive message in children's literature in years.� �
�His Dark Materials - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and now The Amber Spyglass, an ambitious tale inspired by Paradise Lost with a radical view of religion that may well contain the most subversive message in children's literature in years.�
You need to be aware of the vicious attack against Christianity and the Lord Jesus Christ. God�s people need to wake up. There exists an orchestrated war on Christianity. It�s real . . . It�s widespread . . . It�s flourishing . . . And it�s lethal . . . �
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Let�s take a brief stroll through Pullman�s blasphemous Dark Materials. �Fasten your seat belts tight . . .� This is going to be a rough ride. . .
THE ATTACK ON CHRISTIANITY � � �
Through out His Dark Materials a vehement attack upon Christianity runs rabid. Pullman accuses the church of the most hideous and vile crimes imaginable. The hatred Pullman possesses for Christianity reeks from hell itself.
Mrs. Coulter [played by Nicole Kidman] describes Christians as child sexual molesters who �with a feverish obsession with sexuality, men with dirty fingernails, reeking of ancient sweat, men whose furtive imaginations would crawl over her [Lyra or children�s] body like cockroaches":
�If you thought for one moment that I would release my daughter [Lyra] into the care�the care!�of a body of men with a feverish obsession with sexuality, men with dirty fingernails, reeking of ancient sweat, men whose furtive imaginations would crawl over her body like cockroaches�if you thought I would expose my child to that, my Lord President, you are more stupid than you take me for.�
Pullman spews forth such vile sewage such as accusing Christians of sacrificing children while inventing machines to �slice them apart�! �
�In the Middle Ages, parents would give their children to the church to be monks or nuns. And the unfortunate brats were known as oblates. Means a sacrifice, an offering, something of that sort.�
�In every world, the agents of the Authority are sacrificing children to their cruel god!�
�The pitiless agent of the Church, the fanatical persecutor of children, the inventor of hideous machines to slice them apart and look in their terrified little beings for any evidence of sin. . .�
Pullman�s ruthless attack on Christianity is shocking! Even most atheist understand and acknowledge the humanitarian good the church does, such as building hospitals, rescue missions, feeding the poor, world hunger and medical aid � but not Philip Pullman! Pullman is a very different breed of the last days, Antichrist, hate-filled animosity against Christianity. Pullman writes that Christianity has committed �terrible mutilations� of children, �hideous cruelties� and �horror all committed in the name of the Authority [God]�! Pullman declares that Christianity is �designed to destroy the joys and truthfulness of life.�
�To join his [Lord Asriel] army against the Authority. I wished with all my heart I could pledge us there and then. He showed me to rebel was right and just, when you considered what the agents of the Authority did in His name. . . . And I thought of the Bolvangar children, and the other terrible mutilations I have seen in our own southlands; and he told me of may more hideous cruelties dealt out in the Authority�s name . . . He opened my eyes. He showed me things I had never seen, cruelties and horror all committed in the name of the Authority, all designed to destroy the joys and truthfulness of life.�
Pullman alleges the church �cuts the sexual organs� of boys and girls.
�Let me tell you what is happening and who it is that we must fight. For there is a war coming. I don�t know who will join with us, but I know whom we must fight. It is the Magisterium, the Church. For all its history�it�s tried to suppress and control every natural impulse. And when it can�t control them, it cuts them out�I have traveled in the south lands. There are churches there, believe me, that cut their children too�not in the same way, but just as horribly. They cut their sexual organs, yes, both boys and girls; they cut them with knives so that they shan�t feel. That is what the Church does, and every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling. So if a war comes, and the Church is on one side of it, we must be on the other, no matter what strange allies we find ourselves bound to.�May I remind you this is a children�s book? May I remind you this is a book that has been �honored� with many prestigious awards! What do you think these vile lies against Christianity does to the mind of young children who read this blasphemous garbage? What impressionable �scar� will this sacrilegious filth etch into the hearts and mind of vulnerable children? This is not something published in a vacuum. This is not something children hide under the bed or in the closet so mommy and daddy won�t know. . . It is a best seller! It is found in the children�s section of virtually every library! It is a major Hollywood movie! And it is extreme and wicked� blasphemy! In case you�re discounting this blasphemous propaganda with the reasoning, �Well it�s only fiction. It�s just fantasy.� Not according to Philip Pullman!
On Pullman's publisher, Random House's web site, under the Pullman "Question and Answer" section, the following answer destroys any "harmless" fantasy reasoning:
Q: Did you write His Dark Materials as "fantasy"?
In a New York Times article, Pullman writes:
�My usual response to that is to deny that I'm writing fantasy at all, and to maintain that all my work is stark realism.�In another article Pullman states, his books �feed us and nourish us� with �genuine truth�:
�Books which satisfy us and feed us and nourish us have to have this substratum of genuine truth in them.�
Pullman�s lies and libel against Christianity is so numerous it would take several books to record and repudiate his nonsense. A couple of historical lies is worth mentioning. . .Pullman claims John Calvin was a Pope and moved the seat of the Papacy to Geneva. Pullman must have sleep through that part of Church History (with the rest of his life).
�Ever since Pope John Calvin had moved the seat of the Papacy to Geneva . . . the Church's power over every aspect of life had been absolute.�
Anyone slightly familiar with Church History knows John Calvin was anti-Catholic and helped lead the Protestant Reformation. Making Calvin a Pope really takes some serious stupidity as Calvin was particularly opposed to the Pope.
Infoplease writes about Calvin�s rejection to the �papal authority� and Catholic doctrine:
�In the Institutes Calvin diverged from Catholic doctrine in the rejection of papal authority and in acceptance of justification by faith alone . . .�
So much for the �stark realism� and �genuine truth� line . . . How about the insane thoughts of a hate-filled delusional mad-man.
Another slanderous swipe at Calvin and Christianity is Pullman�s allegations that �Calvin himself ordered the deaths of children.� Pullman goes on to say Christians are killers of children �with pomp and ceremony and prayers and lamentations and psalms and hymns��
�No, they�re bound to kill her. If they could, they�d go back to the Garden of Eden and kill Eve before she was tempted. Killing is not difficult for them; Calvin himself ordered the deaths of children; they�d kill her with pomp and ceremony and prayers and lamentations and psalms and hymns, but they would kill her. If she falls into their hands, she�s dead already.�
Pullman�s writes �The churches in every world are corrupt and weak. . .�
�The churches in every world are corrupt and weak. . .�Pullman accuses Christianity of �nothing but lies and propaganda and cruelty and deceit for all the thousands of years of human history.�
�There is a war coming, boy. The greatest war there ever was. Something like it happened before, and this time the right side must win. We�ve had nothing but lies and propaganda and cruelty and deceit for all the thousands of years of human history. It�s time we started again, but properly this time.�Pullman refers to the �Christian religion� as �a very powerful and convincing mistake, that�s all.�
�I used to be a nun, you see. I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn�t any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that�s all.�
In one interview, Pullman was asked if he actually believed �that the Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake�.
�In The Amber Spyglass, Mary Malone tells Lyra and Will that the Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake. Is that your opinion?
KILLING GOD � � �
Pullman proudly discloses the main plot of His Dark Materials � it is to �kill God�.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Pullman expresses surprise and disappointment at the Christian outrage of the Harry Potter books while his ultra-blasphemous books slithered under the radar.
"I've been surprised by how little criticism I've got. Harry Potter's been taking all the flak. I'm a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people - mainly from America's Bible Belt - who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven't got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I've been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God."
Not only does Pullman relish such vile evil, but it�s the guiding �light� of his life. The following quotes (among many) from Pullman leave no doubt:
�I am all for the death of God.�
�I�m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief.�
Pullman�s Dark Materials contain three books - The Golden Compass (originally titled Northern Lights in Britain ); The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. With the �subtle touch of the serpent (Genesis 3:1),� each book gets progressively more blatant and more brutal in its Antichrist agenda. Pullman�s books are masterfully written. They have won many prestigious awards. They craftily snare (1 Tim 3:7) the exposed young reader into a dark, demented world seething with hatred for God and the Christian faith. In fact, Pullman �kills God� in his depraved mind and book! The subtle indoctrination into the vilest realms of the Antichrist agenda places Pullman�s Dark Material�s as the most vicious and vehement attack on God ever published in a children�s book. And it also rank�s among the best selling books; the winner of many prestigious awards and now a mega-major Hollywood movie!
Pullman characterizes God as a fraud and a phony. In Pullman�s perverted world God is not �really� God, but an angel that �hoodwinked� the other angels by making Himself God. Pullman leaves no doubt about the God he�s killing. It�s not Allah, Buddha, Krishna, or Maiterya. Pullman makes it perfectly clear who his wicked pen aims to kill:
�The Authority, God, the Creator, the Lord, Yahweh, El, Adonai, the King, the Father, the Almighty� those were all names he gave himself. He was never the creator. He was an angel like ourselves�the first angel, true, the most powerful, but he was formed of Dust as we are, and Dust is only a name for what happens when matter begins to understand itself. . . The first angels condensed out of Dust, and the Authority was the first of all. He told those who came after him that he created them, but it was a lie.�
�The Authority created the worlds, didn�t he? He existed before everything. How can he have come into being?
Through out Pullman�s blasphemous propaganda, God is described as a tyrant and a suppressor of truth and joy.
�They had no idea that they�d make the one weapon in all the universes that could defeat the tyrant. The Authority. God. The rebel angels fell because they didn�t have anything like the knife. . .�
In Pullman�s demented diatribe, the antichrist-converted nun Mrs. Coulter (played by Nicole Kidman in the Hellywood movie), proudly reminisces when she abandons her faith in God because she lusts to have illicit sex with a man. She forsakes any sense of right or wrong. She ridicules any thoughts of judgment or a Holy God. As a telling sign to display the contempt in her hate-filled heart towards God and the Lord Jesus Christ � she takes � the crucifix from around my neck and I threw it in the sea.�
�There�s no one to fret, no one to condemn, no one to bless me for being a good girl, no one to punish me for being wicked. Heaven was empty. I didn�t know whether God had died, or whether there never had been a God at all. . . And I took the crucifix from around my neck and I threw it in the sea. That was it. All over. Gone.�
Using some of the most depraved and blasphemous words ever penned, Coulter ridicules and mocks God — calling Him �decrepit and demented� and a �rotten hulk.� And then she adds �the truest proof of our love for God� would be to kill Him.
�There are some people who claim that God is dead already. Presumably, Asriel is not one of those, if he retains the ambition to kill him.
Shocked? Disgusted? You ain�t seen nothing yet!
Towards the end of Pullman�s trilogy, he finally gets his wish � he kills God! Pullman describes the scene with such malice that it sends shivers inside a sane person�s soul!
�She was gazing into the crystal litter. . . Oh, Will he�s still alive! But �the poor thing . . . [God]�
How could a human being house such hatred against the Lord! And even worse, how could anyone publish such blasphemous trash? And even worse, how could anyone honor such decadence with awards?
May I remind my reader this book is a �children�s book�? And the twice-winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Children�s Literature twice (1995 and 2007) and was the first children�s author to be awarded the Whitbread Prize (2001). And a mega best-seller with over 15 million copies and now a major motion picture!
In case you think Pullman�s Dark Materials is frivolous fantasy without any sense of seriousness, check out Pullman�s response to the following question:
�A lot of people assume from The Amber Spyglass that you must be an atheist.
Pullman�s answer tells it all. . . His �charity� act of �killing God� is �what I was particularly pleased with.�
Before we exit this section, let me just say to Pullman and like minded! You can write your little puny blasphemous stories; you can attack God all you want and you can act real tough RIGHT NOW � but there�s coming a day Pullman will stand before the Ancient of Days. And it won�t be pretty! Almighty God will not be �demented and powerless�. . . �only weep and mumble in fear and pain and misery� . . .� �crying like a baby and cowering away into the lowest corner.�
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
The prophet Daniel truthfully describes that day when Pullman and all the host of Hell will met the �Ancient of Days�.
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
THE TEMPTATION AND FALL � � �
Pullman�s Dark Materials surrounds a second temptation and fall like the Garden of Eden. The main character, Lyra is a second Eve. The church knows that Lyra is Eve and throughout the book the church plans to kill Lyra to keep her from falling. By weaving this distorted tale, Pullman paints the church as baby killers, molesters and basically the scum of the earth.�
�And Lyra is Eve. And this time she will not fall.�
�And then I learned the witches prophecy. Lyra will somehow, sometime soon, be tempted as Eve was�that�s what they say. �. .� No, they�re bound to kill her. If they [Christians] could, they�d go back to the Garden of Eden and kill Eve before she was tempted. Killing is not difficult for them; Calvin himself ordered the deaths of children; they�d kill her with pomp and ceremony and prayers and lamentations and psalms and hymns, but they would kill her. If she falls into their hands, she�s dead already.�
Pullman incessantly twists, distorts and perverts the church, history, Christianity and God. In Pullman�s Dark Materials, the temptation and fall in the Garden of Eden was about man and their relationship to their �d�mon� (more about Pullman�s �d�mons� later). Pullman tosses this cockeyed perversion of Genesis 3 into his maniacal madness:
�But this is what happened.�
Pullman�s perversion of Genesis 3 also inserts the New Age teaching of Pantheism. Pantheism is the teaching that �God is All and All is God�. It basically teaches everything, both living and nonliving, are �One� and that collective �One� is God. Pullman�s statement �. . . they were at one with all the creatures of the earth and the air, and there was no difference between them� is a clear reference to Pantheism. While attacking Christianity and literally �killing God,� Pullman cunningly drops tidbits of the New Age and the Occult.
While Pullman�s deluded distortion of the temptation and fall in Genesis in His Dark Materials reeks of silliness and stupidity, Pullman�s personal belief of mankind�s fall reeks much more serous and sinister.
While the Bible, and most spiritually sane people, understand that the fall of man in the Garden of Eden resulted in God�s curse upon mankind, resulting in death and sin, Not Pullman. . . He believes the fall of mankind was a blessing to mankind that produced freedom, enlightenment and wisdom. Pullman propagates this hellish message in His Dark Materials and he sincerely believes it! Pullman openly advocates this satanic philosophy in interviews and throughout his books.�
According to an interview on The Third Way, Pullman says the fall of mankind was �wholly beneficial� and a �fall into grace�:
�. . . the temptation is wholly beneficent. . . and when it happens they both understand what�s going on and are tempted and they (so to speak) fall � but it�s a fall into grace, towards wisdom, not something that leads to sin, death, misery, hell � and Christianity.�
On Pullman's publisher, Random House's web site, Pullman states the fall should be �celebrated, not lamented� and "the Tempter is not an evil being like Satan. . ."
"So, for instance, the book depicts the Temptation and Fall not as the source of all woe and misery, as in traditional Christian teaching, but as the beginning of true human freedom something to be celebrated, not lamented. And the Tempter is not an evil being like Satan, prompted by malice and envy, but a figure who might stand for Wisdom."
Most people are probably not aware that Pullmans beliefs that the fall of mankind was a beneficial and beautiful event is a de-facto foundation of Satanism and the occult.
The infamous occultist Manly Palmer Hall confirms Pullman�s agrees states:
�the serpent is the symbol and prototype of the Universal Savior, who redeems the worlds by giving creation the knowledge of itself and the realization of good and evil.�
Occult and Masonic author Lynn Perkins teaches the fall man �rose to Divine Status by partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good an evil. . .� He claims the serpent�s temptation was �wiser than the recorded command of God that would have, if obeyed, confined Adam and Eve and their descendants to the status of animals forever. . .�
The Madame-guru of the occult, New Age is H.P. Blavatsky. In her New Age �bible�, The Secret Doctrine, she also decrees Pullman�s satanic version of the �fall�.
�Satan, the Serpent of Genesis is the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he . . . who opened the eyes of the automaton (Adam) created by Jehovah. . . he still remains in Esoteric Truth the ever loving messenger . . . who conferred on us spiritual instead of physical immortality.�
Even though Pullman skillfully masquerades his hellish propaganda under the harmless cloak of children�s �fantasy� much of his agenda comes from the real-world of the occult.May I remind my reader of the frightening words of Satanist Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible and founder of the First Church of Satan, claiming �fantasy� as a "magic weapon" in Satanism.
"Fantasy plays an important role in any religious curriculum, for the subjective mind is less discriminating about the quality of its food than it is about the taste. . . Thus, fantasy is utilized as a magic weapon [in Satanism]. . . The Satanist maintains a storehouse of avowed fantasy gathered from all cultures and from all ages."
While Pullman mocks, ridicules, slanders, blasphemes and kills God — he glorifies d�mons, witches, shamans and other new age occult entities.�
THE D�MONS � � �
In Pullman �s book everybody has a wonderful soul-mate or �animal manifestation� of their inner soul. And everyone�s �special� friend or �guardian angel� is a �d�mon�. Everyone has a d�mon that manifest itself in animal form that travels this life with them. In case you don�t know — �d�mon� is the Greek word for �devil� or �demon.� The King James Bible correctly translates �d�mon� as �devil� while the new versions transliterate it as �demon.�
Strong�s Concordance defines �d�mon� as:
1142. daimon, dah'-ee-mown; from� daio (to distribute fortunes); a daemon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature):—devil.
Devils (aka �daemons�) are flooding the pages of Pullman�s work (and mind). A limited Amazon search of �daemon� in Pullman�s Dark Materials reveal �daemons� (or devils) appear on 424 pages! In Pullman�s Antichrist gospel from hell, the heroes are �devils� and the villain is God.
The opening words of The Golden Compass reads, �Lyra and her d�mon moved through the darkening hall . . .� (Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass, p. 3)
In Pullman�s spiritually sick world, it�s d�mons (not the Lord, or the Word of God, or the Holy Spirit) that �helps�, �guides� and encourages humans �toward wisdom.�
�. . . you must help your humans, not hinder them. You must help them and guide them and encourage them toward wisdom. That�s� what d�mons are for.�
Guess what Lyra�s �d�mon�s� name is? Pantalaimon or better known throughout the books as Pan!
�Her d�mons�s name was Pantalaimon, and he was currently in the form of a moth. . .�
Wikipedia writes about Lyra�s d�mon:
Lyra's d�mon, Pantalaimon, is her dearest companion, and the embodiment of her soul. . . He is regularly called 'Pan.'
THE DEVIL � � �
Anyone knowledgeable in Satanism and the occult quickly recognize Pan as an alias for Satan. The Satanic Bible lists Pan as one of the Infernal Names of Satan. (LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible. New York: Avon Books, Inc., 1969 p. 144) Cathy Burns writes in Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, �In astrology, Pan is one aspect of Saturn, and is also equated with Satan. . .� (Burns p. 258) The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult (p 219) reads, �PAN (witchcraft). The horned god, the male principal of WICCA.�
Pan is portrayed as half man and half goat with horns. Pan is frequently pictured playing the "pan pipes." Pipes is an obvious reference to the "pipes" found in Ezekiel 28 describing the fall of Satan in the Garden of Eden.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
During the infamous Satanist Aliester Crowley�s funeral, his devotees read Crowley�s poem �Hymn to Pan,� which says, �I rave and I rape and I rip and I rend, Everlasting world without end.� (Mark Spaulding, The Heartbeat of the Dragon, p 86)
In Pullman�s Dark Materials, Lyra often praises Pan and declares her love for Pan:�
�But Pantalaimon is my special and devoted friend! I don�t know you, Death, I know Pan and I love Pan. . .�
Don�t think for one second that Pullman is innocently using such words as �Pan� or �daemon�. Pullman clearly understands and reverences such infernal words as �Pan� or �daemon� while attacking God and Christianity!
An enlightening �tongue-in-cheek� comment in a Pullman article truthfully titled �D�mon geezer� appeared in The Observer:
�Pullman himself makes an unlikely demon.�
But, maybe The Observer�s article �D�mon geezer� about Pullman might just be more �observer� than they originally thought. . .
Pullman admits in a New York Times article to the �despot I serve . . . feels a thrill as fierce and sudden as lust when it encounters a deserted graveyard, or comes on the idea of personal daemons. . .� By the way �despot� means a �tyrant or oppressor.�
"So that's why I welcome Halloween . . . My imagination comes to life only in the presence of the uncanny; the despot I serve is the part of my mind that feels a thrill as fierce and sudden as lust when it encounters a deserted graveyard, or comes on the idea of personal daemons, or hears those old familiar words: ''Once upon a midnight dreary. . . ."
Pullman writes on his �official� web site that everyone has a �demon�:
�For example, readers have told me that the d�mons, which at first seem so utterly fantastic, soon become so familiar and essential a part of each character that they, the readers, feel as if they've got a d�mon themselves. And my point is that they have, that we all have. It's an aspect of our personality that we often overlook, but it's there.�
In an interview with the Telegraph, Pullman leaves no doubt to his allegiance:
�I am of the Devil's party and know it.�
LORD ASRIEL � � �
After Lyra the next main character is Lord Asriel. Pullman reaches deep into the history of the occult, Satanic imagery and a little Bible Hebrew to conjure up �Lord Asriel�. Pullman�s clever creation of �Lord Asriel� is indeed the work of a master word sleuth.
As previously observed, Pullman�s inspiration behind His Dark Materials was his fascination with Milton�s Paradise Lost. In Paradise Lost, Satan�s �mighty standard� and �right hand� leader of the rebellion against the Lord God was Azazel.�
His mighty Standard; that proud honour claim'd
The Hebrew name �azazel� comes from the Hebrew word for �scapegoat� as found in Leviticus 16:8, 10, 26:
And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
The following is Strong�s Hebrew definition for �scapegoat�.
5799. 'aza'zel, az-aw-zale'; from H5795 and H235; goat of departure; the scapegoat:—scapegoat.
While there is some debate among Bible students as to the exact identification and typology of the scapegoat of Leviticus 16, the occult has crowned �Azazel� as one of their own. Azazel is a well known character in the halls of Helldom.
The Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology associates both �Azael� and �Azazel� as leading the rebellion against God:
Azael : One of the angels who revolted against God. . .
Azazel: A demon of the second order, guardian of the goat. . . According to Milton, Azazel is the principal standard bearer of the infernal armies.�
Because of the reference to the �scapegoat�, Azazel is well known in the occult as the �goat god�.� The Woman�s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects identifies �azazel� as �His Palestinian name was Baal Gad, the Goat Lord. . .� (Barbara G. Walker, The Woman�s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, p. 376)
As you can see, �Azazel� is linked with the goat. It is well known that the universal symbol for Satan is the Goat. The Goat head appears in the satanic Baphomet on the cover of The Satanic Bible. The name Baphomet also appears as one of the Infernal names listed in Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible.
According to Brewer�s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable �azrael� is also the dreaded angel of death:
�The angel that watches over the dying, and takes the soul from the body. The angel of death. He will be the last to die, but will do so at the second trump of the archangel.�
But by far the most interesting twist to the name of �Lord Asriel� is the phonetic link of Asriel to �Israel�. The Hebrew word �Israel� literally means �he will rule as God�.
3478. Yisra'el, yis-raw-ale'; from H8280 and H410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity:—Israel.
When we consider Lucifer�s lofty goal to �be like the most High� of Isaiah 14 with Pullman�s skillful word ability combining Satan�s demonic leader �Azazel� of the rebellion from Paradise Lost intertwined with �Israel� as �he will rule as God,� we understand a little better the character and ambition of His Dark Materials �Lord Asriel.�
12� How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
By the way, did you notice Pullman refers to Asriel as �Lord� Asriel? Thought I would mention that little sneaky �tidbit� . . . �
Another curious surprise to Pullman�s Dark Materials is uncle �Lord Asriel� turns out to be Lyra�s Father! Can you say John 8:44. �Ye are of your father the devil. . .�?
A brief synopsis from several reviewers confirms our allegations about �Lord Asriel�:
�The tale of the rebellion of Satan and his angels would reappear in The Amber Spyglass, with Lord Asriel replacing Satan, and with the sides turned on who was portrayed as good, and who was portrayed as evil.�
�Modeled after Satan in Milton�s Paradise Lost, Lord Asriel is the gentlemanly devil who plans to overthrow God and establish a Republic of Heaven.�
�Both Milton�s Satan and Pullman�s Lord Asriel are gentlemanly, powerful, and suave. But while Milton bemoans the fall from grace caused by Satan, Pullman hails it as the moment when humans gained freedom.�
�The figure in His Dark Materials who corresponds most closely to Satan is Lord Asriel, in his quest to defeat �The Authority.��
�Lord Asriel, an aristocratic Satan challenging a crumbling divine authority, mixes Miltonic pride with boyish adventurism.�
�Lord Asriel plays the role of, Milton's Satan.�
Like Satan (and Philip Pullman), �Lord Asriel� has a intense hatred for anything connected to the Lord.
�Well, Lord Asriel has never found hisself at ease with the doctrines of the Church, so to speak. I�ve seen a spasm of disgust cross his face when they talk of the sacraments, and atonement, and redemption, and suchlike. . .� Lord Asriel�s been nursing a rebellion in his heart for a long as I�ve serve him, that�s one thing I do know?�
Lord Asriel�s sinister mission (and Philip Pullman�s) is to �kill God.� (Notice, how Pullman even capitalizes the references to God (Him, Himself, etc.) to clearly identify the Christian God.)
�I think he�s a-waging a higher war than that. I think he�s aiming a rebellion against the highest power of all. He�s gone a-searching for the dwelling place of the Authority Himself, and he�s a-going to destroy him. . . He�s going to find the Authority and kill Him. . . he�s Lord Asriel, he�s not like other men."
Lord Asriel plays the part of Satan very well. Pullman describes him as �. . . proud and beautiful and deadly� (The Golden Compass, p. 331) Sound familiar? Proud (1 Tim. 3:6); beautiful (Ezek 28:12) and deadly (Heb. 2:14). In The Golden Compass, the murderer (John 8:44), Lord Asriel, kills his daughter Lyra�s friend Roger to gain more power. Asriel merciless and pitiless kills Roger as he is �crying and pleading, begging, sobbing, and Lord Asriel took no notice except to knock him to the ground'. (Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass, p. 344)
Oh by the way, guess who is �playing� Lord Asriel in the movie? Daniel Craig, Mr. James Bond 007, himself. Daniel Craig also �played� the role of Lucifer in the movie I, Lucifer. �Birds of a feather . . . flock together.�
THE PROFANE & VAIN � � �
Witches play a major role in Pullman�s Dark Materials, and of course, they are the good guys. An limited Amazon book search on His Dark Materials reveals �witch� appears on at least 195 pages. There are many other new age intents such as shamans, et. al.
But before we leave our examination of His Dark Materials, let�s observe some other �curious� little anti-Christian breadcrumbs littered throughout Pullman�s works.
Pullman tosses the word �hell� around like he knows something about it (and don�t like what he knows.)
�. . . but we haven�t got a hope in hell . . . �
The word �damn� appears rather frequently. A few examples:
�Damn you, Shutter. . .��
Pullman adds a little bit of crude castration:
�Do you know what the word castration means? It means removing the sexual organs of a boy so that he never develops the characteristics of a man. A castrato keeps his high treble voice all his life, which is why the Church allowed it: so useful in Church music.�
Oh I almost forgot, Pullman includes a �cute� homosexual angel couple, Baruch and Balthamos:
�My name is Balthamos. My companion is Baruch.�
But Pullman�s frequent use of God�s name in vain was really repulsive. The Bible gives stern warnings against taking the name of the Lord�s in vain,
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Note: Taking the Lord�s name �in vain� does not necessarily mean using the Lord�s name with profanity. The word �vain� means �Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance.� It means using the Lord�s name, God, etc. without it referencing Him or �empty, no substance�. Pullman takes the Lord�s name in vain throughout his books. The following are a few examples:
�Lord Asriel, what in God�s name have you got their?�
May I remind my reader. . . this is a �children�s� book?
THE MOVIE � � �
On December 7, 2007, Hollywood unleashes a major-movie picture of Pullman�s first book of His Dark Materials, The Golden Compass. It is primed for the Christmas season to snare the greatest number of children. Innocent advertisements and glimmering clips will be flooding the television and media. The movie has a cast of mega-stars such as Nicole Kidman (Mrs.Coulter), Sam Elliot and Dan Craig (Lord Asriel). Like Pullman�s book, it will be a block buster . . .
According to reports the Antichrist message of the movie has been toned down. But as I mentioned earlier, Pullman �s three books get progressively more brutal and blatant in it�s Antichrist agenda. I�m sure many will see the movie and find nothing offensive. And (here�s what bothers me the most about the movie. . .) I�m sure, many people, especially children will see the movie and like the massive Harry Potter mania, will consume Pullman�s ultra-blasphemous books.
And that will happen. . . And it will happen in the thousands . . . or millions. Millions of vulnerable young people�s hearts and minds will be polluted with Pullman's vicious Antichrist gospel.Satan's attack has always been against the most vulnerable—our children. That's why the Lord Jesus Christ warned several times against offending the children. That's why the Lord Jesus Christ encouraged us to evangelize the children. That is the only specific age group the Lord continually references is the children. Our children are under attack from every angle.
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
THE REAL MESSAGE � � �
Most people reading this are probably in shock at the blasphemy and hatred for God living in the heart and mind of Philip Pullman. You�re thinking, �I�m glad I�m not like Philip Pullman. I�m glad such hate for God is not living in my heart and mind.�
But friend, if you�ve never received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, such hate is living in your heart. It might not be as vocal or visible as Philip Pullman. But according to the Lord Jesus Christ � it�s there. . .
Jesus Christ made a serious and surprising statement in Matthew 12:30:
There�s only two sides � only two choices. . . You�re either �with� the Lord Jesus Christ or you�re �against� Him. There are no other alternatives. . .
Friend, I want to ask you the most important question you will ever answer.
Have you ever been saved?
Is there a time and a place in your life when you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour? Not joining a church, shaking a preacher's hand, saying a prayer, or gettting baptized, or the sacraments, or any false element of works.
If you've never received Jesus Christ as your Savior, bow your head this minute and ask the Lord Jesus Christ
to save you.
Don't put it off another second!
Don't put it off another second!
It's simple to get saved ...
Realize you are a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10Realize you CAN NOT save yourself.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; ..." Isaiah 64:6Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, ..." 1 Peter 2:24Simply by faith receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" John 1:12
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary. I come to you now, Lord the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.