(urth) Quasi Christ?
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Tue Feb 10 10:57:14 PST 2009
>It's a strikingly humble stance, compared to earlier positions, but
>Gentium* is probably what I was thinking of in my earlier response.
>Going back (again) to C.S. Lewis, there's a passage in *The Last Battle *that
>addresses this. Aslan (Narnia's Christ) receives a Calormene (the
>Calormenes are Narnia's Muslims, more or less) into his kingdom, and says
>that though Tash is a false god, the Calormene has served him in the same
>spirit of charity and justice as Narnians are to serve Aslan; and so the
>good that the Calormene did in Tash's name has been counted as good done in
>Aslan's name (just as wickedness done in Aslan's name will be counted as
>wickedness done in the service of Tash). All this, btw, is in the context
>of a book-long controversy over where Aslan and Tash are the same god--some
>of the characters even start referring to this hybrid as "Tashlan".
I'm gonna have to read that. I was thinking, as I read, "hello, Allah is Yahweh" even though many don't realize it. then you mentiond the controversy of Tashian. Sounds like great stuff. I think I only read one of those books as a kid who would not have been sensitive to the symbolic elements.
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