I’m running too late to connect these two stories, but somewhere there is a connection.
Story 1 is on the Golden Compass movie and those folks who are complaining about it and think it’s a big plot by the author to hook children into atheism. Huh? Um – I read the books, and they’re great fun. And who gives a rip if the author’s an atheist or that the highest religious authority in the book is the bad guy? It’s about power and power corrupting.
The author may relate that to killing God but others relate it to killing false gods.
whoops, lost my train….the article caught my attention because it keeps mentioning “religious furor”. Kind of like Muslims who get cranky when people can’t tell the difference between regular people Muslims and whack job Muslims.
Story 2 by Powerline is a post on moral equivalence linking to an article that equates whack job Muslims to whack job Christians without noting the differences in results….ie jailed for naming a teddy bear or killed for switching religions etc.