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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Newsflash! Narnia is about Jesus

The Sunday Times of England offers us this groundbreaking news - "Narnia's lion is really Jesus" according to an unpublished letter by Lewis which provides "conclusive proof of the Christian message in his Narnia children’s books." [source]

I was wondering, is there anyone who denies this. Both supporters and detractors seem to agree on this point. Christian Churches here in the United States are preparing to turn out their members in full force to see the film. Those who are hostile to Christianity are warning people to stay away from its blatant Christian themes.

Apparently one person who denies the Christian themes is Lewis' stepson David Gresham. However, David's own religious wanderings make me wonder whether he ever really understood where Lewis was coming from - or whether he is worried that the strong publicization of Narnia's Christian message may keep some viewers away.

As for the Times, I wonder if it isn't also trying to fan the flames of controversy. Perhaps we will get a headline tomorrow - "Christian messiah is really Jesus" and conclusive proof of the Christian message in the letters of St. Paul.


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