Lewis, J. Tolkien, and George McDonald all discovered holy ground in fairy tales and myths. So near and yet so far.
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Fairy tales are seldom politically correct. If you think a damsel in distress should solve her own problems instead of relying on a handsome prince to bail her out, you might have a problem with traditional fairy tales. Also, depending on their era and their country of origin, they may be racist, sexist, and inconsiderate of various minorities like step-mothers and dwarves. Not all fairy tales are appropriate for all ages.
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You know your own children. Pay attention to their signals. Use discernment and common sense. At the same time, though, I was learning, through fantasy, about the very real existence of evil in the world.
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We must acknowledge that evil exists before we can acknowledge the need for redemption. A world without wonder, a world without fairies, is sorely lacking in joy. Tolkien said:. It does not deny the existence of dyscatastrophe , of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance; it denies in the face of much evidence, if you will universal final defeat and in so far is evangelium , giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy, Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
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