May 19, 2004



Followed the link from Tom at Brown Wedge to this bizarre site on C. S. Lewis as the spawn of Satan.

"Clive Staples Lewis has been perhaps the single most useful tool of Satan since his appearance in the Christian community sometime around World War II."

The page of Letters from Readers ('The Evil Fruits of C. S. Lewis') is especially, creepily compelling. Check the way they refute the reasonable assertions of correspondents saying, like, perhaps they could be more careful in their scholarship... A window onto a truly terrifying world. (Check the home page...)

Posted by mark at May 19, 2004 08:02 AM | TrackBack

shame that 'pokemon-witchcraft in your child's pocket' link is broken. . .that looks classic

Posted by: steve_hyperdub at May 19, 2004 10:15 AM

I know! I was disappointed about that too!

Posted by: mark k-p at May 19, 2004 10:45 AM

I don't know whether to be freaked out by that website or to have a chuckle. Although if you want to see more on such analysis check out

If you look through the film analysis section, where hundreds of films are reviewed you'll find what Christian children 'should' be watching.

Here's what they had to say about pokemon:

*Pokemon: The Movie* is HEAVY into control of others -- a basal desire; pronounced in many children. The movie is all about having control and controlling. There may lie the strongest power of the movie to influence. The movie was saturated minute by minute with such influences as

possession of psychic powers to control others and to kill

anger with immense power and presence

lust for power, control, and independence

"follow your hearts" into dangerous situations

rampant confrontation with finality and with doubtful consequences

battle and other forms of fighting to settle differences with no consequences to the opponents other than loosing a pokemon

portrayal of tears having the power to resurrect
misguided and often absent concern for the "death" of a "living, thinking being" (a pokemon)

"Circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant:"

After about 45 years of progressively invasive operant conditioning by the entertainment industry to strive for freedom from accountability, authority, and consequences (see our Sad But True Introduction), *Pokemon: The Movie* is an augmentation extension which not only furthers those influences but leads into conditioning for lust of power over and control of others with little to no consequences or remorse.

Posted by: siobhan at May 19, 2004 11:40 AM

i love the correspondence from a parent who says, I bought some narnia books for my children, but after I read your website, me and the kids went out and ripped up the books together, and had a great time!
IMHO narnia would be a far better place if only Lewis was _less_ christian!

Posted by: undercurrent at May 19, 2004 12:11 PM

I remember being read the Narnian tales and being awfully confused.
At one point Aslan says something like: "Do you know who I am? I am the great bridge builder"
And my dad turned to me in anticipation and said: "Do you know who he means?" and I said: "Yes, Isembard Kingdom Brunel!!"

For ages I thought IKB was Aslan, or, indeed, God.

Posted by: Baal's memory at May 19, 2004 01:23 PM

Funny thing is, despite having a christian background, I never even noticed the xian parallels in Lewis.....

What amuses me - and slightly disturbs me - about the attack on Lewis is that he is, like, one of the foremost chrisitan thinkers of the twentieth century. The attacks on Pokemon/ Harry Potter et al are amusing enough, but predictable. The evisceration of Lewis is, however, pyschotic....

Posted by: mark k-p at May 19, 2004 02:49 PM

Fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the way their 'Quiet Place' automatically played music at you.

Posted by: johneffay at May 20, 2004 08:25 PM