Based on the wildly popular fantasy novels by British author Philip Pullman, a famously outspoken atheist, the film casts God and the Church as evildoers. Or does it?
Some have called for a boycott of the film. But Pullman fans say the movie lacks the deeper spiritual meaning of the books.
This hour, On Point: the storm surrounding "The Golden Compass."Guests:
Stephen Prothero, chair of the religion department at Boston University and author of "Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know."
Hanna Rosin, contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly and author of "God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save the Nation."
Father James Martin, Catholic priest, associate editor of America: The National Catholic Weekly, and author of "My Life With the Saints."
This program aired on December 11, 2007.