Thursday, May 3, 2012

What Does A Christian's Faith Say About The Fantasy Movies They Like?’ favorite fantasy land is Narnia, while atheists prefer Middle Earth, according to recent survey results confirming some stereotypes about religious Americans pop-culture preferences.

Narnia is the land dreamed up by Christian author C.S. Lewis that many see as a theological allegory, while the latter location is the setting for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, which reminds readers “Not all who wander are lost.”

The survey, originally conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, has been written up by the Religion News Service and Catholic researchers at Georgetown University.

“Two of the most popular book series in history sprung from Catholic author J. R. R. Tolkien and Anglican author C. S. Lewis while both were at Oxford. This literary friendship (and rivalry) later spilled over to the

Christian masses. With recent film adaptations of their work, most Americans presumably now have awareness of their stories,” noted Mark Gray at Georgetown.
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