Sunday, October 30, 2005

Love In Narnia, Lord of the Rings Style

So I was reading The Revealer's two pieces about the third movie in the Left Behind series, and they made reference to Narnia as Christian-themed once again. So I mosied off to Wikipedia to see what their take is on the subject. I got all the way to the end of their article, and was particularly interested to see Philip Pullman state that there wasn't a lot of Christian love in Narnia. At which point the Wiki author comes back with some examples culminating with:
"The Last Battle also explores a loving relationship between King Tirian and his unicorn, similar to the relationship between Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings."

I really think this is not an example I would use in defending the idea of Christian love. At least he didn't compare it to Pippin and Merry and force me to worry about a movie where I have to see a king and a unicorn bouncing around on a bed.

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