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Old 07-16-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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crys Silly Christofacsists on CNN burning Harry Potter books

Cripes, they're at it again.

Can someone explain to me why they don't arrange burnings of the Tolkien Lord of the Rings series? I mean weren't their wizards in Lord of the Rings too?

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Because they are mentally deranged and mentally deranged people don't do well with logic.

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Very silly and sad...more sad than silly. I live in a province with a very high illiteracy rate. From what I've seen, Harry Potter seems pretty it gets kids reading, which is vital for their future. Who knows, they may even be inclined to pick up the bible to read one day.

Book-burning, it seems, would have the opposite effect, and instill a sense of fear....which we already have too much of....
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These people really boggle my mind. They are probably the same people who complain that kids don't read too much, and here's Harry Potter getting kids to read, and somehow they have a problem with that.
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Crazy folk. I admit it I'm not a fan of harry potter *prepares for flaming* but it has nothing to do with witchcraft or anything like that. It just doesn't entertain me the way it does others But these people freakin out over Harry potter need to find a more productive hobby.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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Related story that I heard on the radio recently...

"A primary school cancelled a Harry Potter day over complaints it could lead children into "areas of evil"

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Yeah, because Harry Potter is sooooooooooooooo evil.
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This is ludicrous. I like the Potter books and movies and I think they're a good way to get kids reading.
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I still can't believe people get so riled up over HARRY POTTER. Damn. I don't recall reading about controversy like this over The Da Vinci Code or any books like that.

Heh...Harry Potter...
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:01 PM   #11
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The Christian Taliban isn't too bright, considering they had to buy all those books they burned. I'm sure J.K. Rowling appreciates the royalties, while the rest of us will continue to ignore them. My younger sister started reading the first book, after a priest had a hissy fit on the pulpit and called the books "evil." This, of course, was before the Vatican made an official statement calling the books "harmless." He's too influenced by minions of the Catholic League anyway.

Anyway, you can see why I have such a distaste for religion these days. They get one little sick and illogical idea in their head and they refuse to shake it. Basically, if it is popular and secular, they'll hate it.

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My cousin refused to read them for years because her church kept on that they were evil.

Finally, her stepmother wisely pointed out that she should read them before she judged them.

Now she's an enormous Harry Potter fan.
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haha, yeah didn't the Pope say Harry Potter "corrupts the soul" or something?

losers *points and laughs*

I hope some poor little kid doesn't have their parade rained on though by some nutters telling them they'll go to hell if they read Harry Potter. that would actually make me mad.
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:03 PM   #14
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Actually, I think the Vatican said that it was a good illustration of the struggle between good verses evil.
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from an interview with JK Rowling in the Vancouver Sun, 26 Oct. 2000:

So far, despite all the odds, Potter and the forces of virtue and decency have triumphed. The moral significance seems clear.

''It does to you,'' says Rowling. ''And to me it's so blindingly obvious. But when this first became an issue I would take an enormous amount of time to explain what I thought was so obvious.

''Now I am starting to get impatient because I feel that you can lead a fool to a book but you can't make them think. And you can quote me, actually, because I'm just getting impatient about it.''


Harry, of course, is able to battle supernatural evil with supernatural forces of his own, and Rowling is quite clear that she doesn't personally believe in that kind of magic -- ''not at all.'' Is she a Christian?

''Yes, I am,'' she says. ''Which seems to offend the religious right far worse than if I said I thought there was no God. Every time I've been asked if I believe in God, I've said yes, because I do, but no one ever really has gone any more deeply into it than that, and I have to say that does suit me, because if I talk too freely about that I think the intelligent reader, whether 10 or 60, will be able to guess what's coming in the books.''

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