Political correctness has now raised its head is what one would have thought a stronghold of traditional Christianity — the work of C.S. Lewis. To be precise, the new film of his Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the best-selling “Narnia” series of children’s books.
The Dawn Treader is a revival of an old Irish form, the Immram, telling of a ship voyaging among islands, with the crew learning some lesson at each stopping place.
The imaginary world of Narnia is, of course, under the rule of kings who acknowledge the rule of its Creator, the good lion Aslan, an attempt by Lewis to make the idea of Christ accessible to modern children.
However, actor Liam Neeson, who provides the voice of the lion in the Dawn Treader, has claimed it is also based on other religious leaders such as Mohammed and Buddha.
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