Mark Morford on "Shrill Bible Thumpers"

Mark Morford wrote another great column in the San Francisco Chronicle about boycotts of books and movies by the “…ultraconservative sects of Christian-blasted America…” Specifically, their “pale, dour representatives” are hysterically upset about the books and a movie (The Golden Compass) based upon Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

“Phillips luminous novels have nothing to do with rejecting faith or destroying the spirit or inhibiting the exploration of what it means to be divine. They relish spirit and the magic of belief and love, are soaked through with divine inspiration of a kind any intelligent Christian (or honest spiritual seeker of any type, for that matter), should crave.…The nefarious thing the books aim to kill is religious authority. It’s about the destruction of dogma…”

Title of the column:

Jesus loves ‘His Dark Materials’

Shrill Bible-thumpers boycott ‘The Golden Compass’; world’s children grin devilishly

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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