Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
Tolkien and Lewis shared the belief that through myth and legend-for centuries the mode many cultures had used to communicate their deepest truths-a taste of the Christian gospel's "True Myth" could be smuggled past the barriers and biases of secularized readers.
Chronicles of Narnia were practically explicit in their Christian undertones.
Christian aspects are promoted in the Lord of the Rings that aren't promoted
in the Harry Potter series?
And what evidence does the author make to say that Tolkein's intent
was to 'smuggle' Christian
truths in another guise?
So it appears that his intent was more than to "tell a heroic story."
Okay. I'll admit that I'm wrong when you show me that Tolkein's story is Christologically motivated.
Did he draw on his Catholicism? Absolutely. He also drew on other mythological frameworks (of this,
there can be no dispute).
However, the claim that he did so in an effort to compel people to see Christian
truths. I would
maintain that he only strived to promote general virtues, like honor, compassion, and sacrifice...
Just like Rowling.
I'm not sure why some of you are so intent on slamming what's posted on this forum. The guy was only trying to recommend a movie that is grounded in Christianity to fellow Christians and sees it as preferable to a movie that isn't.
Hold on one second. That is not what I objected to. This is the sentence I objected to:
Why would anyone rather see Harry Potter, which is teaching youngster about the arts of black magic, and witchcraft that is against God/Jesus, when they could go and see this awesome Christian movie.
Harry Potter does not
teach youngsters about arts of black magic. It does not
It does not
oppose Jesus. Harry Potter stuff is just as Christological as Lord of the Rings;
that is to say, not at all.
I am reasonably confident that any citation from Lord of the Rings that you can muster that appears
to support Christianity, I can give an analogous one from Harry Potter. I am also reasonably confident
that any citation you can offer from Harry Potter that shows opposition to Christianity, I can give an
analogous one from Lord of the Rings.
Nice try again. Just admit that you mis-fired on this one
I'm opened to admitting that I misfired. Show me how I did. Let's play ball, and if you're right, I'll
admit that I was wrong. I know both series intimately well, so just fire off some citations.
I'm going to be away from the computer from 1 August to 6 August (I think), so if I don't respond
during that time, don't fret that I've let the thread go. I promise to give it my full and undivided