Narnia Fans are overly sensitive
It doesn’t take much to send Christians into a hissy-fit these days. If it’s not billboards and bus ads that have them declaring western civilization is persecuting them, it’s an innocent comment made by Liam Neeson sparking outrage.
Neeson is the voice of Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia, the Christian themed fable by famous apologist C.S. Lewis, and he made remarks the character reminded him of other similar Messianic figures in history, including Mohammad and Buddha. Christians, however, would have none of it:
Walter Hooper, Lewis’s former secretary and a trustee of his estate said “It is nothing whatever to do with Islam. Lewis would have simply denied that. He wrote that the ‘whole Narnian story is about Christ.’” Added William Oddie, a former editor of The Catholic Herald, “I can’t believe that Liam Neeson is so stupid…”
Seriously, how stupid are you, Liam? Don’t you know that Christians invented the whole “hero who sacrifices himself and then comes back from the dead” thing? Sure, you might argue that figures like Horus, Mithra, Dionysus, and Hercules are all practically carbon copies of one another, and they predate Jesus by hundreds, sometimes thousands of years, but that’s because Satan counterfeited history to cause confusion. Duh!
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