posted on Dec, 23 2003 @ 10:38 AM
There's a preponderance of interpretation of TWOOZ from an atheist or anti-religion slant.
Dorothy's search for salvation includes some pretty arbitrary advice and rules....though well intended.
"Follow the Yellow Brick road" And what happens when you stray the path? The unknown dark evil forest and flying monkey's get ya. Or, a field of
Opiate poppies renders you helpless. (Divergence from the straight and narrow path = SIN)
In any event, despite following the path, you come to the city built on a myth. The City of Oz is Oraganized religion. It works. It's a grand city,
magic to the core.
Except one little problem: the God is a liar, a made up, myth to CONTROL people. But he's not all bad. Actually it's HIS advice (when he takes HUMAN
FORM) that sets Dorothy straight.
(Yup, stepping from behind the curtain is the birth of Jesus).
The advice: YOU had the power all along. YOU had the answer. It wasn't the destination...it was the JOURNEY!!! (A journey taken on your very
OR, you could just take the Sex in the City interpretation that salvation comes from finding a really cool pair of shoes.