This is so predictable that it is funny. You just knew that there would be so many articles attacking the new Narnia movie. The too violent meme doesn’t work here like it did for the TPOTC, so this time it is -wait here it comes – too Christian.
Of all the elements of Christianity, the most repugnant is the notion of the Christ who took our sins upon himself and sacrificed his body in agony to save our souls. Did we ask him to? Poor child Edmund, to blame for everything, must bear the full weight of a guilt only Christians know how to inflict, with a twisted knife to the heart.
That nosey and busy body Messiah dying for our sins without asking anybody first. How dare he! Shouldn’t he have waited for a petition first. How dare he create us without asking us first. Though I do admit there is a paradoxical problem in doing just that.
Even funnier she than goes on to compare C.S. Lewis to Norman Vincent Peale and the health and wealth gospel types.
This appears to be CS Lewis’s view, too. In the battle at the end of the film, visually a great epic treat, the child crusaders are crowned kings and queens for no particular reason. Intellectually, the poor do not inherit Lewis’s earth.
Does any of this matter? Not really. Most children will never notice. But adults who wince at the worst elements of Christian belief may need a sickbag handy for the most religiose scenes.