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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Narnia; the Myth and the Lie: Three

At last, we reach the end! In this post I will be wrapping up the last of the series of educational and enlightening articles on the highly controversial subject of did Lewis fib?

As I have shown in the last two accounts, the answer is quite clear. The evidence shows that Mr. Lewis did in fact spin the facts to make his version (and idea) of Narnia fit his purposes. And in doing so in my opinion, C. S. Lewis created one of the worlds greatest scripts made by mortal man. You see, I do not think C. S. Lewis was trying to be intentionally naughty when he twisted the evidence, and hid the facts, I believe that he saw a great story and allegory of a great king who had sent his son (Aslan) to take over all the world and rule it under the iron paw of his reign. The Lion would allegedly die and come back too life again. Years of toil and further hardships would come. Then finally, in the end, when things looked their “bleakest”, he, Aslan, would conquer the opposing forces in a “last battle” and leave them all to die in a world that would shortly be destroyed by a powerful explosion of a nearby star [on a serous note for once, read the Bible if you want to hear a real story about sacrifice & salvation].

A great story line, which makes a masterpiece come to life from the hand of a gifted author… If only it was a true storyline…

Let us continue our myth blasting…

7) The Beavers: One almost has to feel sorry for these little fellows… In the first day of the rebellion in Narnia, these poor little beasts (Mr. & Ms. Beaver) were chosen too escort the three children from the lamppost to the “stonetable” in order that they might meet Aslan to converse with him over the destruction of Narnia as it was know in those days. They, the beaver were not entirely without good in them. Up too the last moment of the children’s arrival, even till they lead them out of their riverside home (that was built by the queen may I add) they were divided in their minds of what to do. But when the decision came down to doing the right thing, informing the queen of the traitors, and the wrong decision, bringing the troublemakers to Aslan, they chose the appalling and inexcusable latter.

Generations of later beavers would curse that fateful day. Because, as a result of their breeds treachery, all beavers since that time in Narnia have been banned from working or having anything to do with the tourist industry. In addition, to add melancholy to misery, not a single beaver is ever spoken of or mentioned again in C. S. Lewis books.

It never had to be…

8) The Stone Table: The Stone Table was quite simply a big slab of stone that could be worth a lot to you if you like granite countertops… It is mostly remembered because BBC’s version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, dramatically portrayed it as a painted piece of glorified Styrofoam….

9) The Four Thrones at Cair Paravel: There are actually nine thrones. Let me say it brusquely; have you ever heard the word Supreme Court?… Five of the royal seats were conveniently dumped elsewhere to fit Aslans view of destiny (recent research suggests that the stone table (see above) could have been one of these missing thrones)…

10) Father Christmas: Only babies believe in Santa Claus, and - I need not go any further on this one…

And by the way – am I the only one who noticed that in the new movie the “PC” Father Christmas shouts when leaving on his sledge “Happy Holidays!” instead of the more intolerant M*r*y C**is*m*st…

Ok.... have fun... Bring it ON!

Much thanks to Walt Disney Pictures for the title picture.

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19 Comments:

Blogger Philosopher said...

Again I say Baa HumBug! To you!!!!

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005  
Blogger DJ said...

I am glad to know that F*ther Christm*as didn't say Merry Christm*s. Cause that would be very wrong, very intolerant.

And in ending, you're so full of garbage that it just makes me laugh!
I bet you had a blast writing all this Narnia stuff :) Hahahaha...

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005  
Blogger Tash said...

I wouldn’t write it otherwise...

Yes, that would have been very intolerant if Father Ch**st**s had mentioned "the word". I would guess that it would have earned the movie an R rating.

Philosopher - Baa HumBUg to you...

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005  
Blogger Narniagirl said...

Hahahaha! Very funny, glad to know how you really feel on this subject.

I found an excellent quote from "The Last Battle" that explains your name "Tash" perfectly.

"I can't understand. What have we to do with the Calormenes? We belong to Aslan. They belong to Tash. They have a god called Tash. They say he has four arms and the head of a vulture. They kill men on his alter....how could Asland be friends with him?"

Hey these aren't my words! And you did say bring it on!

Merry Christmas!! :)

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005  
Blogger Philosopher said...

Now I call that a very biased point’s of view! Remember C.S Lewis wrote that.
And as you can tell he does not seem very fond of Tash!

"I can't understand. What have we to do with the Calormenes? We belong to Aslan. They belong to Tash. They have a god called Tash. They say he has four arms and the head of a vulture. They kill men on his alter....how could Asland be friends with him?"

Now I call that a very biased point’s of view! Remember C.S Lewis wrote that.
And as you can tell he does not seem very fond of Tash!

From my memory it was a lamb that made those comments on Tash. Well is it not common Knowledge that lambs are dump?

Just a thought.

Marry Chrs... opps.. I mean

HAPPY HALIDAYS

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005  
Blogger Teenpact 2006 said...

Lol... Very good blog!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Tash said...

Narniagirl:

HAAAAAAAAA... M-Y-T-H! Don't be sucked in by Aslan’s propaganda machine! You want it too be true so you think it is true. And when you think that it is true, you believe that it is true!! So PLEASE! Don't THINK!...

Philosopher:

You are exactly right on! Keep on spreading the truth... Someone must spread the truth... When I am gone… You may be - the only one l-e-f-t…

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Narniagirl said...

Do YOU really think that Aslan told C.S. Lewis what to write??

I didn't say that I believe or agree with the quote above.

But if you don't believe in Narnia, then you couldn't be a god!! Hahaha Oh ye of little faith.

Hey, try this quote. (No talking lamb here)

"What foul smell is this?...It's like something dead. Is there a dead bird somewhere about?...Look at it! Look,look!
Then all six of them saw, and over their faces there came an expression of uttermost dismay.
In the shadow of the trees on the far side of the clearing something was moving. it was gliding very slowly northward. At first glance you might has mistaken it for smoke, for it was gray and you could see things through it.
But the deathly smell was not the smell of smoke. Also, this thing kept its shape instead of billowing and curling as smoke would have done. It was roughly the shape of a man but it had the head of a bird: some bird of prey with a cruel, curved beak. It had four arms which it held high above it's head, stretching them out northward as if it wanted to snatch all Narnia in its grip; and it's fingers -all twenty of them- were curved like it's beak and had long, pointed, birdlike claws instead of nails. It floated on the grass instead of walking and the grass seemed to wither beneath it.
"What was it?"
"I have seen it once before."
..."Then that-that Thing-was Tash?"
"It seems then, that there is a real Tash, afterall."
"Where has it-he-the Thing-gone to?"
"North into the heart of Narnia, it has come to dwell among us. They have called it and it has come."
"It will be a surprise for the Ape. People shouldn't call for demons unless they really mean waht they say."

Merry Christmas!

Is your family coming to our church tonight???

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Anonymous narniachick said...

well that was very....interesting. to say the least. what will u gab about now that your done with narnia??? i liked that pic on the page tho....
and have a good X-mas.
and a great "winter" break!!
hehe

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger blackstallion589 said...

Hey, Tash, how were the cookies?
Our tree turned out quite nice, seeing how my dad didn't touch it this time!! LOL
Thanks for cutting it down for us!!

Narniagirl.......(sigh)

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Jade said...

Hey tash I see a fallacy from narniagirl to say it bluntly AD HOMEINEM ABUSIVE not to mention quoting a biased source for the ad homeinem

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Jade said...

Father ********* did say merry ********* Season's Greetings!

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Anonymous narniachick said...

i'm reading the Magician's Nephew this very minute and i just came across the evil queen jadis.... is that where "jade" got his(her) name??

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Tash said...

First of all I want to clear up a few things… When I said that this post was the last post of its series, I believe I may have used too wide a definition. I am planning on busting at least 10 lies and myths from all of C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. So this post is really not the last of its kind… There shall be more… (their too fun to give up so soon…)

Now moving on… Narniagirl. C. S. Lewis had a different point of view. Most people accept that view just like most people believe everything they see on TV. I just disagree with his biased and prejudiced point of view. You GET IT? He’s WrOng! And I’m RigHt!...

Thank you for your very flattering description of me… I especially like the part about me having four legs with twenty fingers.(?) Think about all the work I can get done with all the extra limbs!

Narniachick: I am not done with Narnia. I have just BEGUN!! But since I like to break up the post into different subjects there will always be p-l-e-n-t-y of thing for you to get enraged about. For example, and I am give you an inside tip so don’t tell anyone else, tomorrow a post will run on Johnny Damon the worse traitor since Benedict Arnold… Are so some people say…

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger Tash said...

Blackstallion: I only saw a few of them (the cookies) so they must have been quite edible. As for the tree… No problem, cutting down C*******s trees is what Tash does best.

Jade: Thou can perceive the mysteries of thy enemy… I agree totally with your diagnosis of a AD HOMEINEM ABUSIVE in Miss. Narniagirl’s comment.

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005  
Blogger blackstallion589 said...

Tash, I'm getting the feeling that saying "Christmas" is not aloud on your blog...... why is that?
Anyways,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Thursday, 22 December, 2005  
Blogger Tash said...

It's just for this post...

Thursday, 22 December, 2005  
Anonymous naniachick said...

o gee thanks tash!! i shall be preparing my comments ahead of time!!!
and laura, we're trying to be politicaly correct by not saying ********* u know......

Thursday, 22 December, 2005  
Blogger blackstallion589 said...

ooooohhhhh! I've got it!!!
But anyways.... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Monday, 26 December, 2005  

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