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The Lord of the Rings- fundamentally religious.

  1. Castlepaloma profile image27
    Castlepalomaposted 3 years ago

    R. R. Tolkien once described his epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings as "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work."

    Check out wiki
    He concludes that Christianity itself follows this pattern of inner consistency and external truth. His belief in the fundamental truths of Christianity leads commentators to find Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings. His love of myths and his devout faith came together in his assertion that he believed mythology to be the divine echo of "the Truth".

    The great red dragon who is called Satan as found in Rev 12:3-9 ...Remember Bilbo was decideing to sign a contract with the dwarfs, he liked theidea of the goal then fainted from the fear of being incinerated by the dragon

    An atheist said to me, the Biible is more horrible than the Lord of Rings stories. Can’t top the horrible fear of burning to death for eternity by a dragon or some others stories in the Bible

    1. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Lastist movie
      Gandalf = God (he comes when needed like God does)
      Bilbo = common folk
      The One Ring = Temptation
      Satan – Dragon – and money(gold) both root of all evil
      Gollum, Orcas, Giants = Demons{sub human, ok to kill)
      13 dwarf = 13 disciples if you consider Jesus as the 13th disciple and the dwarf prince like Jesus
      Gandalf brings back the Prince back to life, = Resurrection
      Last supper = last real supper at the hobbit home

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 3 years ago

    Reportedly, Tolkien converted CS Lewis to Christianity, and the two authors influenced each other in different ways. Tolkien saw the Bible as a true account in myth form and encouraged Lewis to see it that way, too. T helped Lewis integrate imagination with reason. Lewis, on the other hand, probably gave Tolkien the idea for the Ents, as Lewis believed in Hnau, which is similar to Celtic animism.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes , Jewis went extreme, from atheist to Christianity. Many do not understand where and what source of information they are receiving from in books and movies.