January 2012

The Dalai Lama: Live in a Better Way

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Advocates for Greater Social Responsibility

Despite his association with the likes of Richard Gere and other Hollywood elites, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama is still recognized as a pretty good guy with a great deal of wisdom to share. Based on his reputation, I recently picked up a copy of “Live in a Better Way,” which is a compilation of different reflections of the Dalai Lama himself.

The Golden Compass Controversy

Sure, you’ve heard that the tales of Narnia (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) hint at Christianity. But, the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman also has a hidden message. The first book in the series, The Golden Compass, was made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and that’s when the fireworks and false accusations started to fly.

You see, Mr. Pullman happens to be an aethiest. He didn’t set out to write a book encouraging young children to leave the church and hate God, as it was insinuated. Instead, like any writer, he sat down to write a story.