Thursday, October 27, 2005
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is all the buzz everywhere as of late. It might be an issue of culture, personal taste or just plain ignorance on my part, but I'm not the least bit excited about this book or the movie. In fact, I’m kind of creeped out. It seems to have the feel of Harry Potter, and the Hobbit meets the New Testament Bible. I haven't seen the movie, nor am I familiar with the book. But apparently the story is a classic. It’s being heavily promoted at the Christian book stores, as well as at my son's private Christian school. Aslan, one of the main characters, is a symbolic representation of Jesus Christ. Nothing wrong with that, or is it? But, I mean, if I want to teach my son Christian values, what's wrong with good old fashioned Bible stories sans any British-accented Hobbits, White Witches and talking lions?