Which, surprisingly... has absolutely nothing to do with cartoons or soccer balls...
"Coca-Cola uses all these Orthodox symbols in a blasphemous way by placing images of Coca-Cola bottles inside the pictures," the complaint said, according to Russia's Ria Novosti news agency.Good grief, people... could you not just say a prayer... and move on?
"Some images are deliberately turned upside down, including the crosses," it said. An inverted cross is considered to be one of the symbols of Satanism.
UPDATE: In local news... a decision from on high
Alrighty... let's spark up those bonfires.
After yanking The Golden Compass from its library shelves for review, a Toronto-area Catholic school board has decided to make the removal permanent.For those who missed the original brouhaha... a little background.
A committee struck to review The Golden Compass had proposed moving the book to the young adult section of school libraries, but the trustees rejected that proposition and approved a ban instead.
Published in 1995, Pullman's The Golden Compass has returned to the public eye because of the new blockbuster film adaptation of the fantasy tale that hit theatres this month.
The book, voted the best children's book in the last 70 years by readers around the world earlier this year, has drawn high praise and condemnation.