I must have missed the parts where Harry and company toke it up. And what real people are characters in the Harry Potter books? Have you even read a sentence out of any of the books?
And, just because it irritates me, it's spelled \"hypocrisy.\" It's not a form of government.
5/31/2007 5:35:49 PM
Witchcraft is not a religion, WiCCA is.
And maybe it is a \"hypocracy\" (whatever that is ,maybe the \"Rule of the (intellectually) insufficient\"?), because it sure as hell is no hypocrisy.
5/31/2007 5:42:25 PM
And what real people are characters in the Harry Potter books?
Nicholas Flamel was a real alchemist. That's the only one I can think of.
And of course, the fact that HP kids celebrate Christmas and Easter must have sailed over their heads, too.
5/31/2007 5:43:52 PM
\"Toss the kid a Playboy and I'll be he'll read too.\"
I bet he won't. :)
5/31/2007 5:46:39 PM
What's wrong with children reading? Better by far giving them a good book (which the first 3 of the potter series are. The rest got steadily rubbish IMHO) than sitting them infront of the idiot box (TV). Broadens the imagination, reading does, and will no doubt allow the child to eventually see through your religions numerous fallacies and plotholes... Or maybe THAT is what you fear here. Another mind that can think outside of your religious box.
5/31/2007 5:50:55 PM
If it's a boy, anyway, I think the fundies would be extremely worried if he did just read it for the articles.
5/31/2007 5:58:26 PM
Since it's from hannity, I'm not surprised that it's complete crap.
This tosser spouts the usual BS: \"religion of witchcraft,\" \"promotes evil,\" etc.
If HP teaches children witchcraft, then does the Hitchhiker's Guide teach them to be spaceship captains? The Harry Potter books are all fiction. When will you mental mushrooms learn that? ARGH!
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go vent my rage through video games. Grr.
5/31/2007 6:29:37 PM
Pfffff... I have at least a hundred Playboys and havn't read a single one of them.
LOTR=Good Vs. Evil
Harry Potter=Evil Vs. Evil
Playboy=Good Vs. Good
5/31/2007 6:33:14 PM
Halfwit. Somebody tell him Tolkien was a Catholic ... that'll change his mind.
5/31/2007 6:41:59 PM
Kids READ Harry Potter books. Kids look at the pictures in Playboy.
5/31/2007 6:50:58 PM
LotR had some Christian themes, but the Valar were really a sort of Norse or Grecian pantheon. Harry Potter is practically bare of religious sentiment. For some reason, though, Fundies persist in describing Harry Potter as more religiously loaded.
Also, last time I checked Dobby the House-Elf wasn't a real person.
5/31/2007 6:56:43 PM
Originally posted by upallnite
Playboy=Good Vs. Naughty
5/31/2007 7:13:28 PM
Have you ever read the books?, which real character are you referring to, Syrius Black, Albus Dumbledore or Minerva MacGonnagal?
5/31/2007 7:36:46 PM
People read Playboy?
5/31/2007 7:44:57 PM
I got nothing. What does he want us to use in order to increase literacy in this country? The Bible? *yawns*
5/31/2007 7:46:00 PM
whoa, see what he did there? ha ha ha! He said Harry Pothead instead of Potter! My sides are splitting!
5/31/2007 8:02:55 PM
I always wondered where this discrepancy about LOTR vs. Harry Potter in fundie thinking came from.
Here's the most likely reason: LOTR withstood the test of time, and attacking it for being anti-Christian at this point is simply stupid and counterproductive.
Harry Potter is still an unfinished story, and being the current big hit, is a lucrative target. Fifty years ago, fundies would be attacking LOTR, or possibly even Chronicles of Narnia (wouldn't that be the supreme irony).
In fifty years, I'd wager HP will be touted as good Christian literature and some new fantasy series the spawn of Satan... trust me. A whole bunch of future fundies are reading HP now.
In the same way, fundies changed the medium they blamed for \"immorality\". It was TV ten years ago, now it's video games...
Playboy may have good articles, but it's not why I buy it.
5/31/2007 8:17:43 PM
The bible has witchcraft in it too. The \"real people\" part is debatable.
5/31/2007 8:30:05 PM
You don't \"read\" Playboy. You look at it.
5/31/2007 8:36:06 PM
OH, NOES. Not Playboy!
5/31/2007 8:45:54 PM
Excuse me, but... isn't there a wizard or two in LOTR?
5/31/2007 9:22:10 PM
5/31/2007 9:24:18 PM
Just because the KJV translation of the bible has the word \"witch\" in it doesn't give your argument any more veracity. It was translated at a time when it was politically advantageous to demonize that segment of society.
The fact is that the term meant anything from \"poisoner\" to \"soothsayer\" in the original text.
I also take exception to this fuckwit calling people like myself \"idiots\" for letting our children read Harry Potter.
Can your kids even read?
5/31/2007 9:24:55 PM
\"Excuse me, but... isn't there a wizard or two in LOTR?\"
Technically, you could put them into the Angel-class, so it's not \"witchcraft\" but \"miracles\" (aka \"magic sanctioned by the church\"). Sauron would be Lucifer.
5/31/2007 9:31:20 PM
I wonder what would happen if we let this guy near the Discworld books?
Or the Inheritance Trilogy?
5/31/2007 9:34:58 PM