The Annunciation and the Fall of Barad Dur

Monday, March 27, AD 2017

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts reminds us of this non-coincidence:

 

 

That this

Happens on today’s date in The Lord of the Rings.   Go here and here to learn more.

As Tolkien said about his masterpiece, it was ‘a fundamentally religious and Catholic work’.  Something I appreciated even in my non-religious days.

 

Go here to comment.  Any lasting work of literature tends to need a clear moral compass behind it, which is why most literature today is forgettable swill.  It is bleakly amusing to contemplate contemporary Tolkien fans who deplore his Catholicism and thus demonstrate that they have completely missed his point entirely.