Will Christians please stop jumping up and down and beating their breasts over The Golden Compass?
For Pete's freaking sake. It's a freaking book. Yes, it deals with the destruction of the Church in a mythical world.
If you don't like it, don't read it, don't let your kids read it.
How many millions of book have pro-Christian themes? Do you see non-theists getting all righteously indignant and having apoplectic fits about it?
I didn't want my child exposed to the often hateful and intolerant views and teachings of fundamentalist Baptists, but plenty of them sure felt completely comfortable over-riding my parental authority. Did I complain to the media? Did I demand the that state/federal government ban things associated with that religion? Did I demand the the school only stock non-theist books?
No. I sat down with my child and taught him. I taught him what I thought, I taught him what you thought, I taught him what they thought. Because how can he know what he thinks unless he has all the information?
Do you really think that the handful of non-theists in this country are a threat to you and your children? That we might actually remove religion from the fabric of American life?
I'd be more concerned with the violent movies like the Saw series, which glamorize violence and torture for the sake of violence and torture, than a fantasy movie about a fantasy world.
I'd be more concerned about television shows that are supposed to be for teens that depict casual sexual relationships with no or easily solved in twenty minutes consequences.
Thor sez: Why can't you humans just get along?