the fact that the Hobbit's character Bilbo Baggins is "lucky" seems
to be a rather tawdry excuse to make this about Divine Providence, rather than
simply what we in the writing community consider bad form these days, namely
"Deus ex Machina", the concept that an act of God saves the characters
the author/readers likes the most. It comes of contrived storytelling.Not that I don't doubt there are not plenty of Christian themes in
Tolkien's writing, but the example chosen seems to indicate that any story
that employs a character's luck is making a tribute to Christianity. (Not
to mention that Christianity isn't the only God-based religion... One could
argue that Bilbo was blessed by Vishnu and is Hindi, though it doesn't
explicitly say it, one can imply that...)
@skepticMy! Aren't you clever and original!?
Companion reading to the Book of Mormon.