The Annunciation and the Fall of Barad Dur

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.

 

 

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.