Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Aslan, Christ or Muhammad.

I am sure most of you have heard that the newest Chronicles of Narnia comes out tomorrow (I think), and that it is supposed to the best one yet. But have you heard Liam Neeson most recent comment about Aslan. The voice of Alsan recently told viewers that Aslan not only represents God, but he can also represent Muhammad. This obviously did not make people happy, especially the fans who are also Christians. Fan’s are saying that Neeson is running the film.

C.S Lewis who is the author of the Chronicles of Narnia wrote this Christian series, and in this seven book series, Aslan represents Christ. Lewis once said, “He is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, "What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia, and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?"' These books are also filled with tons of other Christian symbolism besides Aslan.

I think this whole story is kind of ridiculous. It would be one thing if Lewis never came straight out and said that Aslan represented God, but he did! So what is all the fuss about. People can say whatever they want really. I don’t care if people think Aslan is their Grandpa Joe. It doesn’t change the fact that the AUTHOR of the series said he represents Christ. I will say it is also ridiculous that Neeson would say such a thing. Doesn’t he know that by saying this he is obviously going to lose viewers? Another thing is Muhammad really didn’t teach things that are portrayed in this movie through Aslan. The last thing that is ridiculous is how people are reacting. I had not heard much before this, but some of my friends were telling me about how some people are going crazy over this, and well it just isn’t necessary.


  1. Wow! I cannot believe he said that. I am sure he knows the story and the book and the symbolism it carries. I just don't understand why he would say something like that. On what basis is he saying it and what makes him an expert to make that distinction?

  2. I guess thats the risk that is taken when you hire a big name for the film. It is silly that people are reacting in such a way, and it is silly that Neeson would attempt to alter the integrity of the author's beliefs. You can't put something into a context that is not there!

  3. Awww this is so sad! I love the Narnia books/movies! CS Lewis would be so sad to hear that. I love the Narnia books because they have such great symbolism for children to see the love of Christ. This is one of my fav. quotes from the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader (which comes out tomorrow!)
    "Oh, Aslan,” said Lucy. “Will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?”“I shall be telling you all the time,” said Aslan. “But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder…”
    Love it!


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