contained "a peevish blend of racist, misogynistic and reactionary prejudice" and "not a trace" of Christian charity.Which is not only completely wrong-headed, but one of those black-hole-calling-a-vacuum-cleaner-sucky type of situations to boot. But on the other side, you've got Evangelical Christian groups announcing that
"It's not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue," he added.
"The highest virtue - we have on the authority of the New Testament itself - is love, and yet you find not a trace of that in the books."
"We believe that God will speak the gospel of Jesus Christ through this film," Lon Allison, director of Illinois' Billy Graham Centre, told the newspaper.[Hopefully no one's noticed, but AtWQ has been comment-spammed by one of these groups, whose website (which I won't link to so as not to reward that sort of behavior) offers The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe-related teaching guides for churches and prayer groups.]
Caught in the middle is the film itself, which I'm rather ambivalent about. The trailers suggest that the film will be something like Narnia by way of The Lord of the Rings, in the long-standing Hollywood tradition of 'I like this book! Now let's change everything that makes it interesting and unique!' (see. And also). I've heard a lot of good things (and Tilda Swinton as the White Witch is paricularly promising) and I'll certainly be seeing the film, but not with great expectations.