Philip Pullman, 61, whose 1995 book The Golden Compass is the foundation for the movie of the same name, is a contentious atheist whose mind bubbles with acrid hostility against religion, organised Christianity in particular.
He told the U.K.'s 'Daily Telegraph':
"... If there is a God, and he is as the Christians describe him, then he deserves to be put down and rebelled against. As you look back over the history of the Christian church, it's a record of terrible infamy and cruelty and persecution and tyranny. How they have the ... nerve to go on Thought for the Day and tell us all to be good when, given the slightest chance, they'd be hanging the rest of us and flogging the homosexuals and persecuting the witches."
Rev Brown As someone who had never heard of this guy or his book/film, thank you for the warning here and in your sermon. Surely yet another "sign of the times" in UK, calling for renewed pleading at the Throne of Grace for God's mercy to be remembered in the wrath that seems to be falling there.
"Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?"