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Mr. Ferril, I appreciate the comment and blog-post, please enjoy your stay on my blog and please forgive my poor Sindarin punctuation :).
Your post bears much resemblance to a article I read on Mr. R.C. Sproul's website written by a friend of my family Mr. Ken Griffith (which can be found here), so I am familiar with this line of thinking.
The problem with this line of thought is the same problem I come up against when explaining why Harry Potter is evil, it's the idea that there can be good magic (there is not) , the fact that this is in a alternate universe cannot justify good magic.
Magic is always, always, always, (do I make my point?) BAD, the Power of the LORD is not magic, nor should it ever be portrayed as such, wizards cannot be angelic beings and angelic beings can only do the will of the LORD anyway.
I was deeply into the Tolkien series for a looooong time (about 4 years) I read most of the books including the Silmarillion, and I understand perfectly what you are trying to say, many people have tried to make the LOTR series into some sort of allegory, especially my fellow homeschoolers, but if you're a Protestant this isn't going to work with your worldview because Tolkien was a Catholic (I'm not even sure that it would work with a Catholics worldview either).
Please don't think I'm against the fantasy genre, I myself am very interested in it and I'm currently writing a series of stories in the fantasy genre, so I don't have a problem with fantasy but with this fantasy and others like it.
I know you probably think me ignorant in this "allegory" but even Tolkien chose to call the Istari Wizards (who cast multiple spells), if he had chosen to make them wise men sent from Eru then I would not have a such a big problem with this, but still as I have said before, Angels can only do the bidding of the LORD, ones who have disobeyed have been cast out.
And the last point,Tolkien himself said that the LOTR was not an allegory, I think this pretty much nullifies any arguments to the contrary.
As I have said before, thanks for the comment and Post,I really enjoyed your blog .
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