Gandalf uses magic just like Harry does. The only reason you don't think this is because your opinion got in before all the religious chuckleheads started bloviating about how Harry Potter is teh debbil.
Otherwise they're in the same category.
2/27/2008 5:55:19 PM
I'm surprised some Fundies are ok with "Lord Of the Rings", I'm sure they've never read it. The fact that Gods never implied should be enough for them.
2/27/2008 11:32:51 PM
Oh really now? Care to reconcile that?
2/27/2008 11:41:51 PM
Sauron pretty much IS Satan! Half of the "Harry Potter is Satanic" arguments are focused on Voldemort.
Either be an illiterate Fundie, or don't, you asshole!
2/27/2008 11:55:41 PM
Actually, Eru Illuvatar is the omnipotent creator deity of Tolkien's legendarium, but he operates mostly through the Ainur, which are analogous to angels - and the wizards, including Gandalf, are Ainur, not men. Tolkien was a devout Catholic, and there are major themes drawn from Catholic theology in his work. JK Rowling . . . not so much.
2/11/2012 8:15:56 PM