Chuck Colson, one of the current leading thinkers and communicators about biblical Christian worldview, shared some great thoughts today about Christianity and literature in his Breakpoint commentary entitled, “Jesus Christ and Harry Potter.” Here’s a little teaser of how Colson points out two very different views of Christianity, but I encourage you to read the rest of this short article to understand Colson’s ultimate message:
Murphy writes, “Jesus and Harry Potter are both…fictional…characters which incorporate classical (pagan) spirituality and religious ideology…I start by using the similarities between Jesus and Harry to raise the question, ‘how can Jesus be historical if Harry is fictional?'”
“The story of Christ,” said Tolkien, “is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened…The Pagan stories are God expressing Himself through the minds of poets, using such images as He found there, while Christianity is God expressing Himself through what we call ‘real things.’”
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