Philip Pullman's publishing a new book, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, this May. In the tradition of authors such as Jose Saramago, Nikos Kasanzakis, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Nader, Christopher Moore, and countless others, Pullman is retelling the Jesus story, this time as a psychological drama pitting warring sides of Jesus' personality against each other, one wanting to do only good, the other hungry for glory and power. This blending of religious commentary and fiction further establishes him as the anti-C.S. Lewis of our time. (His spectacular fantasy series His Dark Materials didn't exactly thrill the religious establishment.) Such a prominent children's author writing a book critical of Jesus is bound to attract some critics. Here's Pullman being a total badass while fielding a question on the controversial nature of his book.