Narnia  

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
6527 posts
12/29/2005 1:57 pm

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Narnia


I saw Narnia today with my family, and it was spectacular. However, I'm starting to become concerned (I am being very mild now).

It seems that some people are counting on this movie to somehow win over thousands of people to return to or be reunited with the church. It drives me freaking nuts!
But whether or not people will be "saved" because of the books/movie is irrelevant. Storytelling is wonderful because there are so many global themes that constantly and repeatedly emerge. Redemption, death, life, loss, hope, failure, love - its all there. In many ways, stories and real life are really the same thing, repeated over and over, with twists of fate and variations.

I've loved mythology for several years now, and I’ve noticed constantly repeated themes. They recur in books and articles I read and the things I see and experience in real life.

Let's love Narnia and Lucy and Aslan because it's great storytelling. Their story is of love and redemption, power and forgiveness. We can all identify with parts of this story, with the children, and maybe even a little bit with the White Witch. And let's honour myth in all its forms, and recognize global themes that reflect our place as humans.

Amen with liefs,

Coffee

Erik_Bloodaxe 56M

12/29/2005 2:25 pm

Scary stuff


leyndokona2 49F

12/29/2005 3:04 pm

I love that movie, one of few I would like to watch again and again. I haven't heard that church thing about it and I haven't been to church since I saw it.....


Green_Tea_Boy 50M
1064 posts
12/29/2005 6:24 pm

The White Witch can save my soul anytime....


_Safira 53F
11260 posts
12/29/2005 7:43 pm

Amen ... Shalom ... Blessed Be, Dear One. *gentle hugs*

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

12/30/2005 2:24 am

Katey.....luckily it doesnt carry out religeon!!
It takes some religeous zealots to twist a good story.


Light_N_Truth 42M
50 posts
12/30/2005 3:32 am

I have come to take back what is rightfully mine. Give up the blog or I shall unleash cream to go into your morning coffee!

Your Lord and Master
Light_N_Truth


hbowt 59F

12/30/2005 8:51 am

Don't feel the need to be saved coffee........just to live and enjoy...


_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

12/31/2005 2:38 am

Yessssssssssssss, lets save my sister coffee !!!


_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

12/31/2005 2:39 am

saw it movie it was really great.


nudepink24 36F
29 posts
12/31/2005 5:42 pm

lol. great post.

actually c.s. lewis(can't spell) was a heavy religious person. of course we all know he wrote 'mere christianity'. at the time, there were no good fantasy children's novels so he and jrr tolkein worked on it kind of together, i beleive.

the death of aslan represents christ's resurrection, basically. he was supposed to be dead for three days and rise again. that's exactly how it was written in the book.

lol. i see what you're saying and all have valid reasons, but the book was meant to represent christian lines of thought.

that said, one does not have to view the stories in a christian manner, they are more than welcome to view them as stories. but keep in mind, the lion the witch and the wardwrobe(Sp)? were written in view of christ's resurrectin.

anyway they are wonderful stories and the movie is fantastic. take it for what it means -- pure entertainment-- but remembe it was based off of christian morals lol.

happy new year's all! i couldn't help but post! i'm sure ya'll already knew that about the stories but i couldn't stand saying something! didn't mean to intrude!


_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

1/2/2006 6:08 am

sis....why dont you hand Miss pink nude your dictionary ?


_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

1/2/2006 6:10 am

*tosses dictionary to Pink*


rm_Mrs_Mac 55F
66 posts
1/2/2006 7:05 am

will go see the movie, but I need a date ....


rm_Mrs_Mac 55F
66 posts
1/2/2006 7:06 am

Can I use that dictionary as well ?


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
1/3/2006 6:51 am

I didn't know the church thing about it either. I did, however, enjoy the movie. I was a tad disappointed in the end.

DustStormDiva


craic111000 58M
29 posts
1/3/2006 10:47 pm

Haven't seen the movie yet but fully intend to go. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book I ever read as a child and got me hooked on reading so I owe it a lot


Bladesong 40F
476 posts
1/5/2006 10:54 am

Herehere. I see this movie more as a fantasy movie. Loved the book as a child and still love the story. I didn't see the religious approach until recently. I can see where the religious aspect can be taken. But if you take that it can be a Christian story then you can also take it for other religions as well. Usually also Christianity doesn't say there is 4 leaders but 1 (Jesus Christ) where there are stories of it in different religions such as paganism. Rebirth is also shown in many religions besides Christianity. Then again look at the time that the story was written. Fantasy wasn't well accepted so it had to be written as something different. I enjoyed the story for what it was and want it on DVD as soon as it comes out. Yes it does take some religeous zealots to twist a good story. Then again they like to twist lots of good stories like this one. I agree with Green_Tea_Boy comment. The White Witch was hot and can save my soul anytime. There was one part at the end that I was disappointed in because after this big huge fight seen the death looked more comical than anything but that's about it. And yes it takes all of these into the story "Redemption, death, life, loss, hope, failure, love" and these things are forgetting in today's society.

~It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved!

Be Good to those around you!

Blade


rm_Mrs_Mac 55F
66 posts
1/6/2006 1:45 am

I am planning on seeing that movie, never read the book....and I am sure I wont see the Christian message. I am too thick !


rm_Mrs_Mac 55F
66 posts
1/6/2006 1:46 am

btw, lovely dress you have, white with red hearts....great !!


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