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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I saw it too .. tho' I cant remember it well now ..

I just read the article you linked Sev .. I dont agree with all Pullmans criticisms .. perhaps the reason he is so critical of the chrons .. is that he read it as an adult ::shrug:: ..

I think the chrons of Narnia are a magical read .. I read them as a child and to my children .. who wouldnt allow me to stop reading till it was finished .. took us all day .. but what a day!!!

they were rapt .. and to me that is some guide as to the genius of Lewis as a children's fantasy author Wink

If you look deeply into his writings .. sure you find bigoted and outdated notions .. and you are right .. so what Lewis was what we .. today .. call 'sexist'

.. Lewis was a product of his time .. thats part of the magic of Narnia .. it is a step back in time as well as an exploration of the unknown .. when you read the language of this work .. it is set in the 1930's .. when gender-identity/sex-roles were differently defined ..

And his work is steeped in philology (sp?) .. but so was the work of many authors at that time ..

personally I can live without the negative inferences regarding race and religion .. but not focussing on those underlying messages .. and enjoying the chrons for what they are .. children's fantasy .. they are magical ..

I also love Rowlings Harry Potter books .. brilliantly magical and as Pullman says .. fun ..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadowlands is a bit slow in parts, but I think that Anthony Hopkins was brilliant in it. I wish he would do more roles like that, and less of the killer-hogs type of stuff. I'm reading along with the group read of Narnia over at Anhira's Hangar, and so far I am really enjoying The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. The children and talking animals are very charming! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narnia, as childrens' book are excellent, but when you become more mature and can figure out what Lewis is trying to say, theyre outstanding. Lewis can make his books great for different "classes" so to speak of readers.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:39 pm    Post subject: Lewis Reply with quote

Lewis did NOT think all other faiths were 100% wrong, he was quite clear on that. He said that onlywhere they differ from Christianity is where they begin to be wrong. Trust me, I've read and re-read reams of his apologetic works, he was very tolerant of other faiths.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm just saying that you're wrong where you disagree with me. Other than that, I can tolerate you.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 11:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Lewis Reply with quote

Vilefoe wrote:
Lewis did NOT think all other faiths were 100% wrong, he was quite clear on that. He said that onlywhere they differ from Christianity is where they begin to be wrong.


Great. What an amazing display of tolerance.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL 😅
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