Philip Pullman is receiving publicity because his novels are coming out on the big screen. You may have seen the ads for it: The Golden Compass. Pullman is the "Anti-Lewis". Whereas C.S. Lewis wrote children's' novels in order to communicate the Christian faith, Pullman writes in order to undermine the Christian faith. In fact, Pullman has previously commented that he is trying to undo the work of C.S. Lewis. Check out this revealing quote made by Pullman four years ago:
“I've been surprised by how little criticism I've got. Harry Potter's been taking all the flak. I'm a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people—mainly from America's Bible Belt—who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven't got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I've been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God.”Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy IMMORTAL One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Quote by Philip Pullman from Sydney Morning Herald on Dec. 13, 2003.