posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:28 AM
a reply to: Thisisfun2015
Kingsley was famous for his "muscular Christianity", as it got nicknamed.
In drawing the analogy with Narnia, I only meant that fable was being used to present a Christian viewpoint.
E.g, right at the end of the book there is the revelation that Mrs Do-as-you-would-be-done-by (who gives rewards) and Mrs Be-done-by-as-you-did (who
gives justice) and Mother Carey (who feeds all living things) are all one and the same person underneath. That is, they're all aspects of God.
You will remember that Tom enters the water by being "washed out of his husk and shell"; that is, his physical body. People find it later, take him to
be dead. and mourn him. His later adventures are, in effect, the story of his soul, which is "prickly" when he has done bad things, but becomes smooth
and nice to cuddle when he reforms.
The social satire is not so much politics as a recognition that Christian moral teaching has social implications.
edit on 30-4-2015 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)