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New Editions of C.S. Lewis Books May Drop References to Christianity

Dave Aiello wrote, "A couple of people in my family really treasure the Narnia series of books by C.S. Lewis. So, it troubles me to read an article in the National Post, a Canadian newspaper, that says a new edition of the series may attempt to eliminate allusions to Christanity."

"This is yet another attempt to tell only the most politically correct part of a story. If we hang around long enough, I'm sure someone will remake It's a Wonderful Life without any references to Christmas or Clarence the Angel."

"The National Post article suggests that the HarperCollins is motivated by the possibility of dramatically increasing sales of this series in the wake of the success of J.R. Rowling's Harry Potter series. But, Harry Potter wasn't reformulated in this fashion. There's a good possibility that the entertaining qualities of the stories will be diminished in the editing process. But, even if they weren't, efforts like these will have a negative impact on children's ability to understand and appreciate the spiritual side of our culture."

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