Earlier this week Liam Neeson entered the lions den of criticism by opening up the interpretation of Aslan to include Mohammed and Buddha.
From Daily Mail
Ahead of the release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader next Thursday, Neeson said: ‘Aslan symbolises a Christ-like figure but he also symbolises for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries.
‘That’s who Aslan stands for as well as a mentor figure for kids – that’s what he means for me.’
Although I’m no Christian apologist, you would have to be blind or ignorant to miss the clear connection between Christianity in the Narnia tales. Mr. Neeson’s comments have alienated the very fans that the movie hoped to attract. This touch of bad publicity does not bode well for the movie’s box office.
For a more in-depth article on the connections between Christianity and Narnia [click here].