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Andrew Klavan: Why is God missing from pop culture?

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Posted on March 29 2010 12:10 pm
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by Andrew Klavan

As they did in the beginning, Passover and Holy Week coincide this year, and yet not one major film being released for the season has anything whatsoever to do with religion. Nowhere is popular entertainment more bizarrely alienated from the lives of ordinary people than in the matter of God. Why should this be?

Let me answer with a personal story. When my Young Adult thriller novel, The Long Way Home, was submitted to my British publishers, they tried to delete many of the references to the hero’s religious faith. My British editor feared that Waterstone’s—the UK’s biggest bookstore chain—would be reluctant to carry a book with an overtly Christian hero.

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