Agent Scooter XXX wrote:
(anyone care to explain to me what harm would have come from Lucy making herself more beautiful?).
Lucy was a 9 year old child. Why do you want her to make herself more beautiful for you? What are you, a child stalking pedaphile?
You are one seriously disturbed individual.
I asked what harm it would do you stupid fu
ck. I did not say it would be something I desperately wanted to see happen. If a child wanted to see how many laps around the yard they could make while skipping I'd say the same thing, it doesn't mean I'm going to watch them while jerking off.
So, its "common decency" for them to walk to Aslan in Prince Caspian, when the Lion had legs and could very easily have walked to them (being all-powerful and all)? Particularly give that they weren't all sure he was there, and as I recall it was a difficult path to get to him. (I remember that that was the one that had me distinctly banging my head on the wall).
That isn't even going into how he demonizes some uses of magic (since the bible condemns magic), but in other cases characters seem perfectly fine with it (anyone care to explain to me what harm would have come from Lucy making herself more beautiful?).
Its all Christian metaphor. Coming to God is by your own choice and is a path fraught with trials and tribulations.
Lucy was tempted to the emtiness (and sin) of vanity, and her beauty is her spirit not her worldly precence.
Pullman's The Golden Compass books are the opposite view, about self determination.
I know what he was attempting. The issue, though, is how badly he fails at it. Hell, reading Chronicles of Narnia caused me to QUESTION my Christian faith, because of just how fucking stupid Lewis makes Christianity sound.
And why is vanity bad when it doesn't result in harm? Lucy wasn't wasting all her money on beauty products or plastic surgery, or telling everyone else how much better than them she was (...I think the movie may have added in that, which would have made more sense, but correct me if I'm wrong...). If she said a few words, her appearance would be improved.