Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Stop whining! It's fiction!

There was a segment on the BBC World Service last week about the new release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The report talked some about C.S. Lewis, a Christian apologist, and his motivation for writing a Christian allegory in the Chronicles of Narnia series. While a lot of devout Christians are excited at the movie's release, there are some people who don't like the fact that a good story like this can have Christian meaning. One man interviewed on the segment said he had read the books as a child and loved them, but dismayed when he found out they had Christian undertones.

People who get so uptight at things like this need to listen to the tape of that BBC segment and realize how ridiculous they sound. Did a single word of the book change between when he loved the book and when he discovered its Christian meaning? No. And even then, religious and mythological themes are found across literature and for a good reason: they address fundamental issues to humanity.

In general, people need to stop taking things so literally. These offended atheists are of the same ilk as those who were up in arms over Harry Potter because wizardry is supposedly satanic. But do you think a lion leads an army or a witch can take over a land? It's called FICTION for God's sake! Stop wasting everyone's time with non-issues.


At 9:20 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

fully agree.. stop talking about witchcraft and go watch harry potter it is fantasy for christ sake!


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