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Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed
U K Telegraph ^ | December 4, 2010 | Roya Nikkhah

Posted on 12/05/2010 3:40:45 AM PST by don-o

Liam Neeson has caused controversy by suggesting that Aslan, the Christlike character in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books, could represent the prophet Mohammed or Buddha.

The actor who voices the lion in the film adaptations of the books has angered some fans of the stories, who claim he is distorting Lewis’s intentions to be “politically correct”.

Aslan the lion features in all seven Narnia books, guiding children away from evil and harm and encouraging them to do good.

Lewis was clear that the Aslan was based on Christ, and once wrote of the character: “He is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question: “What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia?”.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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This article was locked in the Religion Forum for language (I suppose in the comments).
1 posted on 12/05/2010 3:40:47 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Now, it’s been years since I read the book, and I haven’t seen the movie, but I don’t remember any suicide bombers in the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


2 posted on 12/05/2010 3:47:27 AM PST by exile (I will NOT submit.)
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To: don-o

I like Neesons acting but don’t plan to seek him out for theology lessons.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 3:47:41 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: don-o

LOL! Yeah, I can see where this would occasion some comments that might be a little pungent. I’m just going to sigh and have another cup of coffee, myself.


4 posted on 12/05/2010 3:48:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: don-o

Funny, I didn’t think Mohammed rose from the grave!

He’s dead, Jim.


5 posted on 12/05/2010 3:48:42 AM PST by GulfWar1Vet
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To: GulfWar1Vet

This ice witch is more like Mohammed than Aslan.


6 posted on 12/05/2010 3:57:05 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: don-o

There needs to be a Big Sign on the Religious forum here in Free Republic that says ‘We are Prudes and can’t handle purposefully misspelled foul language on the Internet.’ I didn’t even spell the words right and ‘asterixed’ a vowel and substituted ‘ph’ for ‘f’ and ‘zz’ for ‘ss’ and a moderator took this earlier thread down instead of just deleting my comment. Sheesh.

Yeah, they can do whatever they want, it’s their site, I guess, but I think they’ve carried that a little too far. Not my site, though. Do what you will. I’m free to think of that what I want, though and lately I haven’t been around much because of stuff like this.

Should I donate? Well?


7 posted on 12/05/2010 3:58:15 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: don-o

This was taken SO FAE out of context, if I hadn’t read the article, Neeson would have been wiped off my “can still watch” list...which grows shorter by the day. For shame!


8 posted on 12/05/2010 3:59:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (islam - Hostis hvmani generis - Enemy of the human race)
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To: don-o


9 posted on 12/05/2010 4:00:31 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: lmr

There have been many FReepers for whom using foul language was so important that they chose to frequent other sites. Whatever floats your boat.


10 posted on 12/05/2010 4:00:38 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: don-o

Just so stupid on his part. Typical of the “many paths to heaven” nonsense.


11 posted on 12/05/2010 4:01:08 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: lmr

I agree and I thought that the prudish pruning of comments on that thread was really very ... over the top. It is a religious topic, but not a pious topic. A few exclamations were in order, I thought. But maybe I am at fault because I posted it and was responding.


12 posted on 12/05/2010 4:02:32 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: don-o

I’ll go ahead and re-post my comment in a format that I hope will be acceptable...

“Who Cares What Nesson thinks. He was ‘crucified’ by Darth Maul, anyway.”


13 posted on 12/05/2010 4:02:32 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2595135/posts

You’re asking the wrong person.


14 posted on 12/05/2010 4:04:41 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor
Hmmm. How about a little play on the following words: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Lion (lying) = President Obama
The Witch & The Wardrobe can go to the Michelle Obama with a dishonorable Wardrobe mention of John Kerry's bike riding attire.

I watch Liam for his acting abilities, not his "thinking abilities".

15 posted on 12/05/2010 4:06:23 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: driftdiver

I agree, lol

Aslan’s character is much more like Christ!


16 posted on 12/05/2010 4:07:28 AM PST by GulfWar1Vet
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To: Tax-chick
There have been many FReepers for whom using foul language was so important that they chose to frequent other sites. Whatever floats your boat.

It's not important that I use 'Foul Language' which I clearly didn't do anyway, it's the absurdity of the over-policing of threads that bugs me. Sure, a decorum must be maintained, but we honestly need to get real and understand that the internet isn't a holy place or anything and that unless we want to marginalize this site as a 'Political Church' or something then we should be more observant and tolerant of norms.
17 posted on 12/05/2010 4:11:14 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: don-o

And Liam, voicing Aslan, should (keyword:should) have know better. It’s a film that many Christians want to see successful.

I will be surprised if there wasn’t a backlash from this.


18 posted on 12/05/2010 4:11:36 AM PST by GulfWar1Vet
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To: lmr
we should be more observant and tolerant of norms.

Are you saying that gutter language should be the "norm"?

19 posted on 12/05/2010 4:14:17 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o

Well, I’m not the boss, but I don’t think I’ve seriously violated any ‘norm’ here either. Do what you want. Chase committed Conservatives away. I always liked this site in the past, I have a great history here. Marginalize the site into a small prudish ‘cult’ if you will. That’s your choice, not mine. I don’t really care. This is the Internet, remember? I can move on down the road. Breitbart’s site wouldn’t have done this.


20 posted on 12/05/2010 4:18:32 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr

There are specific rules for the Religion Forum. They are spelled out on the Religion Moderator’s profile page. The available choices are to follow those rules, or to avoid posting on the Religion Forum. What’s so hard about that?

If you look in the Unabridged Dictionary or “Great Insults from Shakespeare,” you’ll find some really rude things to say without being scatalogical or profane.


21 posted on 12/05/2010 4:19:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: lmr

Think about the “broken window syndrome”.

http://www.sjvgreens.org/broken.shtml


22 posted on 12/05/2010 4:19:57 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: GulfWar1Vet
It’s a film that many Christians want to see successful.

Only if it's good. I plan to take some of my kids to see it the week after next (week of the 12th?). I haven't seen a movie in the theater since 2007; must remember to take earplugs.

23 posted on 12/05/2010 4:22:12 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: lmr
Marginalize the site into a small prudish ‘cult’ if you will.

When did encouraging communication in standard English become prudish?

24 posted on 12/05/2010 4:22:31 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o
It's very simple to figure out:

If you read "The Horse and his boy" you will unmistakenly understand that Alsan represents Christ

Consider "Turkish Delight" in "The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe"

Liam is a very good actor, but evidently hasn't read the books at all.
25 posted on 12/05/2010 4:22:58 AM PST by Acrobat (Remind me again why I moved from Washington to California?)
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To: Tax-chick

the previews look great. Loved the prior movies. Well done.

I have not read the books.. I like to be surprised at the movies.. but the issue is often MY SURPRISE is that I can;t follow everything & so many viewings are what I chose.

Well, most here know I am a movie nut


26 posted on 12/05/2010 4:24:22 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Heart throb ping. Plus some discussion on worty dirds


27 posted on 12/05/2010 4:25:03 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: DollyCali

I wonder how the soundtrack is, Dave Arnold composed the music.


28 posted on 12/05/2010 4:27:59 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: don-o; Borges; EveningStar; alwaysconservative; Mr. Blonde; Mr. K; wtc911; swmobuffalo; Rummyfan; ..

Aslan = Mohammed? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA


Cinema Ping

Post here or FR Mail DollyCali
to be added or dropped from this ping list.

If you are receiving this I put you on my list,
no doubt w/o your permission..
so it is okay if you want to dive out



29 posted on 12/05/2010 4:28:57 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Perdogg

I have found I enjoy most of the music from the epics

ALTHOUGH sound is not a primary response for me & it takes the 3rd or subsequent viewings before it kicks in

Inception was the exception.. the music hit home in first showing (although the rest of the movie was pretty fuzzy)


30 posted on 12/05/2010 4:31:04 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: lmr
For a lot of us here on FR, foul language is not the "norm".
31 posted on 12/05/2010 4:32:08 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: don-o

I’d consider his opinion if Aslan took the little sister for a bride.


33 posted on 12/05/2010 4:36:09 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Tax-chick
If you look in the Unabridged Dictionary or “Great Insults from Shakespeare,” you’ll find some really rude things to say without being scatalogical or profane.

I haven't been as 'profane' here as I have in the past, anyway. I'm older and more mature now, you see. The problem is that this site has become even more intolerant of such acts as before. It's not just with casual pseudo-swearing, either. It seems the thread police are always on anyone's case for the slightest infraction of conformity. I really wouldn't have cared if the comment was deleted, but to lock the whole 'doggone' (I substituted a 'non-harmful' word there) thread? That's carrying it a bit too far, in my opinion. Those other posters there didn't contribute to my 'delinquency', you see.
34 posted on 12/05/2010 4:36:58 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: albie
Why can’t he simply STFU and act?

Why can't YOU express an opinion without the F word?

36 posted on 12/05/2010 4:38:28 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o
When did encouraging communication in standard English become prudish? With the exception of an occasional joke, can you point me to where I haven't done that?
37 posted on 12/05/2010 4:39:28 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
For a lot of us here on FR, foul language is not the "norm".

Neither is it for me. Can you point to a situation where when I wasn't joking that I've stepped out of those boundaries? I only Pseudo-Sweared, anyhow. It's not like I dropped a bunch of F-bombs in the middle of a Church Sermon or something. This was a thread about Liam Nesson, not a prayer or anything. I wasn't even as bad as Obama's preacher.
39 posted on 12/05/2010 4:43:28 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr

I am arguing to the position you have taken regarding language allowed here. I am not interested in your personal posting history.

The vanity I linked (above) was in response to my noticing increased tolerance on this board for profanity and vulgarity. I think we can do better than the DU/kos cesspools.


40 posted on 12/05/2010 4:43:45 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: DollyCali

I’ve enjoyed your movie reviews!

I first read the books when I was 10 or so, and have re-read them many times. I’m a crank about the text, when I’ve read the text - don’t get me started on the “Lord of the Rings” movies! - but I’ll try to put myself in a tolerant frame of mind before I go!


41 posted on 12/05/2010 4:46:53 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: don-o
The vanity I linked (above) was in response to my noticing increased tolerance on this board for profanity and vulgarity. I think we can do better than the DU/kos cesspools.

So, my post was as bad as those guys? Like I said, I didn't interrupt a prayer group here or anything. I'm always respectful. This is a thread about Liam Neeson, I would think a bit of levity would be deserved.
42 posted on 12/05/2010 4:52:04 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: DollyCali
Walter Hooper, Lewis’s former secretary and a trustee of his estate, said that the author would have been angered by Neeson’s comments.

BTTT!

43 posted on 12/05/2010 4:52:16 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: don-o; goseminoles

Thanks for posting that link.
I have to agree with goseminoles’ post #12 in that thread - the nastiness quotient and intolerance of others’ opinions is/are WAY up


44 posted on 12/05/2010 4:54:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: don-o

But, yeah, I’m not arguing with the forces that be. If that’s how things are to be run, I’ll think whatever I will of that. That’s fine. That’s what Conservatism, Property Rights and Individualism are all about. Voting with our feet is all that matters. Take care.


45 posted on 12/05/2010 4:57:03 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: don-o

That is okay...Liam is a talented man, but woefully ignorant if he thinks Lewis would write such a tale.


46 posted on 12/05/2010 5:03:31 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: don-o
Liam Neeson has caused controversy by suggesting that Aslan, the Christlike character in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books, could represent the prophet Mohammed or Buddha.

LOL! Another mindless comment by an ignoramous libby who neither read the book nor knows nothing of the author.

Pathetic, but funny in a "poking an idiot with a stick" kind of way.

47 posted on 12/05/2010 5:05:45 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: don-o

These people seriously need help. They have been infected with a madness that spreads by a communication process.


48 posted on 12/05/2010 5:10:09 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: don-o

Aslan is the representation of Christ

Mohammad wouldn’t lead children away from evil - he would lead them to his harem....considering the so-called prophet married a 6 yr old girl! Raped who knows how many young girls and women....he’s anything other than being sent from Heaven!

The moslems knows it and so is everyone else...things are going to change despite Holloywood’s attempt to keep us in the dark


49 posted on 12/05/2010 5:10:54 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: BlackVeil

Well, you’ve caused me absolutely no personal harm, so what can I say but ‘Thanks.’ Have a blessed day. :-)


50 posted on 12/05/2010 5:11:24 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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