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No, Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” isn’t Christian

The religion sure likes to say otherwise

Christians have a long history of trying to claim J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” as basically a Christian text.

With the new Amazon adaptation, The Rings of Power, there’s sure to be more rounds of it—all oddly disconnected from facts. Let’s take a look at Tolkien’s religiosity and the godless book that he wrote.




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