A questão de se você pode lê-lo subjetivamente é difícil de responder. Pullman sempre argumentou que, embora ele seja um ateu, ele tem pouca objeção à prática da religião privada , nem seus livros criticam abertamente a escolha de fazê-lo.
Por outro lado, se você é o tipo de pessoa que instantaneamente se ofende com a menor sugestão de que a Igreja Católica estabelecida pode ser uma coisa ruim, então eu sugiro que você fique longe:
Q: What influenced your views on Christianity and were you nervous to publish your “His Dark Materials” trilogy because of the criticism you were going to face?
Pullman: It was simply reading history that influenced my views on Christianity – but reading today’s news made me realise that it wasn’t only Christianity that behaved in a barbarous and appalling fashion. It’s religion in general, or to be absolutely accurate, religion when it gets its hands on the levers of political power. Religion when practised privately and modestly hurts no-one, and many of us can point to individual examples of people we know or have heard about whose good and useful work in the world was inspired by religion. But religion plus politics is always, always dangerous.
When I criticise the Christian church, I know what I”m talking about. If I set about criticising every other religion, I would be behaving like a jackass. However, in general terms, my criticisms of Christianity could be extended to all other religions, thus: it's not so much the content of religion, bizarre and ridiculous as a lot of it is, that is the danger: it's what religion does when it gets hold of political power. THAT'S where the problem lies. As I've always said.