So I was looking for something to watch on the BBC i-player this evening that might be vaguely interesting and one programme caught my eye… The Narnia Code.
Knowing that C.S. Lewis was a genuine Christian man, loving his narnia tales and other of his works and also knowing that the BBC is an increasingly anti-Christian, atheistic organisation – I was not expecting it to be good. Finding out it was about some academic who claimed he’s cracked a secret code in the narnia books reminded me of the Da Vinci code and I was expecting something equally as ridiculous.
Admitedly the hour-long documentary took a while to get in to, but it was fantastic! It portrayed Lewis as a committed and passionate disciple of Jesus, who sought to question our ‘enlightened’ and rational world through his books. That was great and I was pleased they didn’t seperate his faith from his writings. But the best bit was that Lewis’ faith which I share was not ridiculed, dissmissed or shot down as intellectual suicide. In fact the Christian faith was portrayed as reasonable and thoroughly defensible from any attack.
It was so refreshing to see something broadcast which did not pander to the aethism and disbelief of Dawkins and others who hold so much influence in our culture. Instead it questioned the strength of their arguments and encouraged people, especially students and school kids not to just blindly accept what science tells them is ‘fact’.
They didn’t just reject science but simply pointed out that studying science does not have the ability to answer the spiritual questions about life that we all have.
Would love everyone to watch this programme, especially the last 15 – 20 minutes.
Here’s the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jz2qp/The_Narnia_Code/
Watch it. Tell your friends. God is real. The universe is clearly the handiwork of an Almighty God. Just because science tells you it’s not true doesn’t mean they’re correct. If Professor Dawkins told you to jump off a bridge would you do it? Even amazing-er he is not just some ‘out there’ cosmic God, he is personal, relational, willing and able to forgive! He sent Jesus so we can know him! FANTASTIC!