Monday, December 12, 2005

The Most Repugnant Element of Christianity & Narnia

Few things suprise me anymore... but this article certainly has me taken aback at how clearly the author proves the words of Paul:
“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?”
Yes, it is repugnant to think that God sent His one and only Son to die upon the cross that you might be reconciled to God, and no... you didn't ask Him to, and that's why He had to do it. We preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness... For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. She truly has stumbled over the stumbling stone, the rock of offense.

Notice how this writer quickly appeals to the "gospel" of Norman V. Peale in her diatribe against the Gospel of Christ... as if the Gospel of redemption in Scripture has anything whatsoever in common with that snakeoil. Another reason to stand up to such crap is how it misrepresents our Savior's sacrifice.

Yes, I will be unhappy with the Narnia machine coming soon to a church near you, but it is telling to see that enough of the Gospel remains in this Disney film to offend such as she.

She ends with "We need no holy guide books, only a very human moral compass." She would do well to note that others do not share her 'moral compass' and indeed would find her very life and breath more repugnant than she finds the underlying thread in the Narnia series... her basis then for a universal moral compass is without basis except in the law imprinted on one's own heart by the very God of the Bible she reviles.


  1. In a world that hates Christ, we sometimes become numb to such hatred. An article such as this jerks us back to reality. Yes, some do hate Christ. Being redeemed, we marvel why someone can hate the greatest gift of all. Of course we know why they do, but its still a shock to the system. We can only pray for their redemption. May the Lord have mercy on these lost souls.

  2. "Yes," to what Kletois said, and I'd add that often we are so distracted by the hatred others have for Christ, we fail to see the hatred we possess for Him. Afterall, in the eyes of God's Law we, even as Christians, remain God haters. Hmm, maybe this is a post for the Romans 7 post. ;)


  3. This reminds me of how Robert Morey points out to atheists that they prove the Bible--it says they will speak against it.

    Not definitive proof to be sure, but food for thought.