My beautiful wife and I joined Sean and his family for the Narnia movie this weekend. Even though I have not (yet) read the book, the movie was positively delightful. Chock full of good wholesome family values.
But what about those Christian values the secularists have been condemning in the news? One opinion said the movie was “evil” for corrupting the minds of children with Christian propaganda. Horrors! Children learning to love their neighbor and to love their creator! Egads!
I’ll tell you what I noticed – if you are a Christian, the movie is stuffed full of symbolism. Aslan as the perfect sacrifice for the son of Adam could not have been more obvious. Christian parents can use this as a talking point about why Jesus died for us, and I may add it to my Sunday school lesson for the 3rd graders this weekend.
What if you’re not a Christian? Unless you’re really, really trying hard to be offended, this movie is just fantasy, a battle between good and evil. Not a word of biblical scripture is uttered. In short, if you don’t want to see the symbolism, it isn’t there. Just enjoy a good, wholesome fantasy movie.
Did you see the movie? What did you think?