You're a moron. It's a book; I'm sure the kids know it isn't real. And also, Harry Potter doesn't promote evil, it's just fantasy 'withcraft'. It isn't real.
5/31/2007 10:05:54 PM
Actualy Harry Potter books promote GOOD vs evil, Mayby if you actualy read them you would know that.
5/31/2007 10:13:51 PM
Unfortunetly Harry Potter is good versues evil. Remember the witchcraft in Harry Potter is not representative of actual witchcraft and the references to other famous legends in the stories are executed poorly and also don't properly reflect the legends themselves.
5/31/2007 10:34:08 PM
5/31/2007 10:50:30 PM
They just think HP is evil because he rebels against his shitty family, school bullies, and an evil wizard who wants to take over the world, all of whom exhibit many Republican behaviors.
BTW, you said \"crap!\" Sinner!!!
6/1/2007 12:02:15 AM
LOTR has magic and wizards and all that in it too, in fact, some scenes out of the Harry Potter books appear to have been taken right from LOTR. I know fantasy is a hard genre to write, since it's been done for so long, keeping it original is always a challenge, but in my opinion, HP doesn't make the grade. (In fact, I think the book series that started with \"So You Want to be a Wizard\" was out before and is the same concept minues the school of witchcraft)
6/1/2007 12:18:24 AM
No one reads Playboy for the articles.
@Chan: I bet they would. Not only that, they'd use the KJV, which would probably make fundies easier to spot; you could just listen to them talk.
6/1/2007 12:26:56 AM
Toss a boy a Playboy, and I can almost guarantee that he won't \"read\" it. Unless he's gay...then he might.
6/1/2007 1:21:26 AM
Oh, you were serious....?
\"Toss the kid a Playboy and I'll be he'll read too.\"
I bet he won't. :)
But at least he'll get some physical exercise out of it :P
6/1/2007 5:10:54 AM
Firstly, just because you put your life in the hands of a book and worship its contents, doesn't mean other people are taken in by everything they read.
Harry Potter, though not a series I've gotten into, DOES get kids to read. Any kid old enough to read these books should be rooted in reality firmly enough to know that Star Wars and LOTR are NOT real.
Harry \"Pothead\"? Oh I see, the fundie mindset of taking everything perceived \"Bad\" and smushing it into one big lump of 'evil', like \"Satanic-Liberal-Faggot-Jew-Demoncrat\"? Right, wizards=bad, pot=bad, therefore wizards=pot. Whatever dude.
Oooh! Playboy! Oh noes, the bane of western civilization! Here come the meteors, it's Sodom and Gomorrah 2:Peripatetic Boogaloo! (thank you rhyming dictionary)
And lastly, couldn't you find a manlier name? \"Hawkeye Lonewolf\"? What's the matter, was Hunk Beefchuck taken? Or Slab McMuscles? Rock Abflex? Crusher Bigstone? Dirk Meatchunk? Dolph Fistsmash? Bam Bloodpunch?
6/1/2007 6:02:53 AM
Wizards - Istari, Maia that have taken human form... Maia, of course, being lesser Ainur, the Eä equivalent of Angels (the other ones where Valar, and the Big Guy is called Eru)
Sauron - A fallen Maia
The Ring, the Ringwraiths, etc. - a demonic artefact, witchcraft, yadda yadda
The \"magic\" of Elves and Dunedain (though they don't call it \"magic\") including Elven Weapons - Could be classified as miracles. Especially in the cases of Elrond&Aragorn, thanks to their (however diluted) Maia ancestry.
While it does not always completely fit, LotR was written with Christians in mind.
And yeah, HP copied quite a bit and is crap, but as long as it gets small kids to read, oh well.
(Though it is still possible to write original fantasy fiction - you just need to abandon the usual, downtrodden paths)
6/1/2007 9:41:54 AM
To you guys that think HP is crap:
That's your opinion, and I respect it. Keep in mind, however, that the HP stories were not originally meant to be published. They were bedtime stories told to Rowling's kids, and she wrote them down at their request.
Before HP, she had never written a book.
Her writing style improves over the series, and even if a lot of it is \"overdone,\" it's what kids like.
Meh, maybe I'm over-analyzing again. Ignore my ramblings.
6/1/2007 6:19:09 PM
*whacks fundie on the head*
Looking at pictures is NOT reading!
6/1/2007 6:47:51 PM
"Harry Pothead?" Did you get that from Mad Magazine or something? It's not original in the slightest. Harry Potter DOES promote good vs. evil, you twit. It's an enduring theme throughout the series. You fail.
12/2/2007 6:12:01 PM
You're not cool enough to use 'wolf' in your name. Change it to something like "LonelyChickenhawk".
Also, show me one instance of Harry Potter causing marijuana use, or casting actual spells. Or using spells to procure marijuana.
12/2/2007 6:43:07 PM
Oh yes, because pointing a stick and saying something in latin is "evil".
Seriously, the majority of these people never read the books or seen the movies.
Also, the lord of the rings also includes false witchcraft.
12/30/2007 5:31:15 AM
Girls apparently don't have to read...?
3/11/2008 1:02:19 PM
It teaches about, bravery, loyalty, and friendship.
Whats so evil about that?
3/11/2008 9:11:00 PM
and the religion of witchcraft
So does the lord of the rings.
3/19/2008 7:24:04 PM
This one time, I was wearing a "WWJD" bracelet, and I picked up a copy of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, and it burst into flame.
9/2/2009 3:27:54 AM
If you'd ever read Harry Potter, you'll know it's a straight-out, balls-to-the-wall, honest-to-goodness Good vs Evil tale - Harry, Hermione, Ron et al against Voldemort. And if they use wizardry, so what? You might as well condemn Superman, Spiderman etc as being evil, as their powers aren't exactly that of Homo Sapiens. Do Marvel & DC comics promote evil?
You certainly can't read, HawkeyeLonewolf. If you could, you'd see for yourself what complete BS you're spewing. Proof? You can't even spell 'Hypocrisy' right. Of course not. Because if you could, and thus be able to read properly, you'd realise the inherent contradiction of what you're saying.
Frankly, there's more evil in the Bible than HP. With infinitely more use of inhuman powers than Harry & co. And by what I've read in the Old Testament, God is FAR worse than Voldemort.
9/2/2009 7:30:37 AM