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Olórin and Messiah

Link: “Jesus and Gandalf“, Mere Inkling

Maiar Olórin is one of those fictional characters whose base is the Christian figure of Messiah, Son of God.

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The Twilight Trial, between the sunset and the setting of the night

(Commenta at the comparison in 8 points between Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, the Narnian Chronicles): “But Twilight?” (Alexandra)

 

(Response): The “Twilight” series isn’t to be judged by verses of the Bible (of some themes such as dark spirituality, blood consumption, future foretelling, immortality, the forbidden fruit, Mormonism), but can be condemned on other criterias:

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Comparison in 8 points: Tolkien, Lewis – Rowling/ Lord of the Rings, Narnia – Harry Potter

Write a 8-10 narrative paragraph starting with the following words:

 

And Harry Potter stepped into the labyrinth for yet another magic adventure.

 

The above exercise was given at the English olympiad as the final subject to be made (VI).

 

What was my reaction? Of joy? Sadly (or gladly), not. Because, at the doors of the educational system, it is not to be made Alohomora for Harry Potter. 

Why? The arguments are of spiritual nature. In my opinion, the “Harry Potter” series ar not “anti-christian” stories and J.K.Rowling didn’t have “evil intentions” writing it. 

 

But there are some themes which I do not agree (making abstraction of the “magical setting” of the books):

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