Alright. So it seems that Liam Neeson has come out and said:
‘Aslan symbolises a Christ-like figure but he also symbolises for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries.
‘That’s who Aslan stands for as well as a mentor figure for kids – that’s what he means for me.’
According to Digital Spy:
… Lewis’s former secretary and trustee of his estate Walter Hooper blasted Neeson for the comments, stating: “It is nothing whatever to do with Islam. Lewis would have simply denied that. He wrote that the ‘whole Narnian story is about Christ’. Lewis could not have been clearer.”
He continued: “I don’t know Liam Neeson or what he is thinking about… but it was not Lewis’s intention.”
Former editor of The Catholic Herald William Oddie also criticised Neeson for the remarks, calling them “a betrayal” and “shameful distortion” of Lewis’s novels.
“Aslan is clearly established from the very beginning of the whole cannon as being a Christ figure,” he said. “I can’t believe that Liam Neeson is so stupid as not to know.”
The poor guy has his own opinion about Aslan, and because its not the typical Christian answer people are having a go? One thing I could never quite understand was that people seem to have a pop at Harry Potter, because it features magic, monsters, witches, and so on and so forth… while Narnia is about God.
Maybe we stop assuming people know what the big church stuff is all about?
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