Today I finished Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife (book 2 of the His Dark Materials series). So far, the story is entertaining. I can see his atheistic leanings, but for anyone to think that this book can undue someone’s faith in the Living God is silly. The “Magisteriam” (church) and “the Authority” (God) in this story is a straw man, stuffed with the worst of the corruption of absolute power. Granted, we as the body of Christ can be just a corrupt as the best of them, especially when we claim the absolute dictatorship of “true” and “not true”. however, the Spirit of God still plays in our midst and our hearts, and thank God for that saving grace.
More about these thoughts and the whole series when I finish book three: The Amber Spyglass.