Narnia or Neverland: what fantasy land would you visit?
May 8, 2012
I'm fairly well-entrenched in the evangelical column, and I'd go for Middle Earth. I'd like to be there well before the end of the Third Age though, so I could miss that whole War of the Ring episode! Perhaps I could even become an Elf-friend. That seems to open up doors to new experiences for people. Then again, the only ones who get the title have been through some pretty tight scrapes.
As for why Middle Earth is also popular among the non-affiliated crowd, perhaps it's because Tolkein did such a masterful job of weaving God's sovereignty into the story (but never explicitly) so they feel safe in it. It takes a whole lot of reading between the lines to see just how catholic (in the universal sense) this story is.
May 9, 2012
I'd go with Neverland because then I could fly.
August 2, 2015
Middle Earth results are interesting considering how much of Tolkien's Roman Catholic faith spills over into Middle Earth, especially in the ending. Yet modeling "Lord of the Rings" form as a "myth for England" and creating a variety of richly developed cultures represented in the protagonists that might appeal to those who aren't settled on what they believe.
For me it's probably Narnia with occasional forays into Middle Earth and Neverland.
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