On Friday "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," hits theaters. The movie is based off the book by C.S. Lewis, which some say is an allegory of the story of Christ.
Monday night a discussion was held regarding the book and the different meanings behind it.
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," is not pushing Christianity. Although containing several Christian archetypes, they are subtle enough that many people watching the movie or reading the book do not even recognize them. Lewis wanted to express his religious beliefs in his writing without forcing his opinions upon others.
The movie appeals to so many because it can be consumed with multiple meanings. It is a classic many will enjoy because some find a reflection of their faith in the movie, while others find nothing more than a good fantasy that the whole family can enjoy. People will only take from the movie what they choose to. Dwelling on the idea that every character and event in "The Chronicles" is based on Christianity will only detract from the story, which can be appreciated by anyone, regardless of religious denomination.