[Linux4christians] Narnia [OT]
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Sun Dec 11 13:04:11 EST 2005
On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 10:46 -0700, Troy Wolfe wrote:
> > I do plan on seeing it however . . .
> > I would not be so quick to say that Lewis would be so proud. He had a
> > distrust of the medium of video (rightfully so) and criticized Walt
> > Disney's films frequently.
> Maybe so, however I stand by saying this book to movie translation was
> more true to the book than most along this line.
Good. Movies tend to take a creative license when it comes to
translating literature to the screen.
> > I also disagree that Lewis meant his Narnia series to be an allegory. If
> > someone can show me otherwise from his writings, then I am willing to be
> > corrected.
> How can you not take that from the story itself? Aslan was the
> "creator" of Narnia. He sacrificed himself as a blameless sacrifice
> to save the "tratoir"
I see elements of the Gospel all the time in movies and books. I think
this is part and parcel of being born again. However it is another thing
to attribute something to the story that the original author did not
mean to attribute.
Many people claim the Lord of the Ring series is a Christian allegory
and I have then heard that Tolkein never meant it to be so.
> > I quite frankly think Christian Book Distributors' marketing of Narnia
> > borders on blasphemy. Aslan is NOT Jesus Christ. He is merely a
> > character out of Lewis' imagination. I do not see why Christians get so
> > excited over shadows when the full and complete revelation of Jesus
> > Christ has come to us in the Word of God.
> Because many in the world will get thinking over the idea. No Aslan
> is not Christ.
> However the idea that there will be non'belivers seeing it and with
> all the hype about it being a Christian story, the will hear the good
> news. These same people would not be likely to pick up a Bible
> without some prompting.......
They will call it fantasy as well as they should. Narnia is meant to be
a fantasy that entertains not to convey Christian truth.
What good news will unbelievers hear in the Narnia story, that Christ
came to die for sinners? That they can be reconcile to the Father
through the atoning death of Christ and avoid an everlasting punishment
in hell? Narnia hides the Gospel. The Word of God reveals it.
You make the tale more than it is. If unbelievers are REALLY interested
in the Gospel, they will go to a Christian Church or pick up the Bible
to read it.
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