My oldest son and I finished reading Eragon,by Christopher Paolini, and loved it. We couldn’t wait to run out and by the sequel, Eldest.
Well, when I reached page 440 of Eldest the warning bells went off. Eragon, the main character, is taught that “when the flesh is destroyed, so is the soul” and that there is no eternal life.
Later in the book, pages 541 - 544, Christopher Paolini pulls out a multitude of atheist arguments to explain to Eragon how the superior race of elves do not worship anything because there is no god. Four pages of discussion, back and forth, with Eragon, the 16 year old human boy, playing the part of the confused theist, and Oromis, the incredibly ancient and wise elf, part of the superior race, patiently explaining the atheists arguments.
How dare Christopher Paolini drag out this athiest agenda in a CHILDREN’S BOOK! I wish I could post the excerpts, but I think that it would infringe on the copywrite. My family will NOT be purchasing the third book of the trilogy when it comes out, nor will we be going to see the movie, Eragon, which is due out later this month. I cannot stomach giving this author any more of my money!
It makes me so mad! I just want to warn everyone. Many people do not read the books their children read, and would never know that this poison is buried within the 668 page book, Eldest.