Tuesday, September 30, 2003

QUOTE FOR TODAY: "The Lord of the Rings is a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. It was my desire to stay theologically orthodox that led me to avoid being too specific, despite the biblical parallels in the creation story...That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like 'religion,' to cults or practices, in the imaginary world...For the religious element is absorbed into the story and into the symbolism." J.R.R. Tolkien, in a 1953 letter to friend, Father Robert Murray, just before book one was published, cited on one of the coolest web sites around, www.thunderstruck.com.

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