JRR Tolkien said that myths are not fairy tales, intentional lies, or mere fabrications, but are instead powerful vehicles for revealing the world’s deepest truths. All myths, he argued, illuminate layers and dimensions of existence that are often missed by our narrow human vision.
C.S. Lewis said, “The story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened: and one must be content to accept it in the same way, remembering that it is God’s myth where the others are men’s myths: i.e., the Pagan stories are God expressing Himself through the minds of poets, using such images as He found there, while Christianity is God expressing Himself through what we call 'real things'."
Any thought on what JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis are saying here?
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