Thursday, December 08, 2005
Narnia coming out in time for Aslanmas
Besides that, if you're reading Narnia looking for confirmation of the divinity of Jesus, you're barking up the wrong lamp post.
C.S. Lewis was a devout Christian, and he wrote a fairy tale with some gospel thrown into the mix, but it's beyond exaggeration to call it a Christian story. If you want to read Lewis' real Christian writings, try Mere Christianity, but be forewarned that its logic is full of holes big enough to swallow Cair Paravel.
One other item of warning: do not be deceived by the Narnia DVD's you may find for cheap. The BBC, in a rare lapse of judgment, made miniseries of four of the seven books. Unfortunately, the actors were chosen about as carefully as the head of FEMA, and many of them would be out of their depth in a third-grade class play. "Painfully bad" just doesn't even begin to cover it.