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i've never read any of the harry potter books---in the same way that i've never taken a needleful of heroine or snacked on a bowl of rat poison.

witchcraft is not harmless. the defence that "it gets kids interested in reading" makes about as much sense as saying that gang rape "gets kids interested in social activities".

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ImOnStandby221, Rapture Ready 54 Comments [12/28/2007 4:51:26 AM]
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Osiris

Here's the difference though: the witch craft presented in Harry Potter is completely fictional, while gang rape is real.

12/28/2007 4:55:54 AM

freako104

Um....Well the books DO get kids to read them and become fascinated by reading them. And you say you never snacked on rat poison nor the heroine. But by knowing other people who may have had it spill into their food or by knowing former or current drug addicts you can see how those are both horrendus things. Reading Harry Potter will no more be harmful than the Bible. Hell if history says anything it will be LESS harmful. There is no comparison to Harry Potter and gang rape. Gang rape will have lasting effects on the victim who will always feel some shame and pain.

12/28/2007 5:06:01 AM

approximate

There's about as much real witchcraft in Harry Potter books as there is in an automotive repair manual.

Go crank some uncut smack(e) while chomping on rat poison.

12/28/2007 5:06:36 AM

Mudflappus

Yay!! It's more ignorance on parade!!!

12/28/2007 5:13:34 AM

Jack Bauer

Another idiot who discovered that 'engorgio' and 'wingardium leviosa' did fuck all to improve their erection.

12/28/2007 5:17:58 AM

perv

The thing is, Harry Potter HAS got a lot kids interested in reading. I wasn't aware that a large number of otherwise asocial kids were coming out of their shells thanks to gang rapes.

"Hey Josh, that gang rape sure was fun! You wanna get together again Friday? Maybe we could go bowling or something."

Though if you replaced 'gang rape' with 'sex' that analogy might actually work.

12/28/2007 5:27:09 AM

Jacob

Deny your kids some of the best modern literature available to them? Selfish fuck.

12/28/2007 5:29:06 AM



I got a good lol out of that

12/28/2007 5:38:42 AM

Mike

Apples to gang rapes, ImOnStandby.

12/28/2007 5:42:50 AM

√ėyvind

Taking narcotics is bad for you.
Reading Harry Potter isn't.

See the difference?

12/28/2007 5:45:18 AM

Mr. V

The key difference between Harry Potter books and gang rape is that gang rape has a victim, where HP just keeps a kid entertained. So fuck off, judgemental fuck.

12/28/2007 5:48:23 AM

crazyroper

"i've never taken a needleful of heroine or snacked on a bowl of rat poison."

Maybe you should...

12/28/2007 6:04:15 AM

King Duncan

What wonderful analogies.

12/28/2007 7:12:38 AM

Mr. V

Also, shit for brains, it's "needle full," as in, two goddamned words. And "heroine" means a female hero. "Heroin" is a drug.

Perhaps if you read more, you'd have learned by example how to use the English language.

12/28/2007 7:21:53 AM

meganz

mmm Wonderwoman injections.

12/28/2007 7:24:21 AM

484

Lol, Harry Potter == gang-rape.

12/28/2007 7:26:43 AM

BlackMageJ

Wait a second... I think I've cracked it!

The real reason that they're attacking Harry Potter isn't the magic (though they certainly do believe it's a threat in itself), it IS the fact that it's encouraging kids to read.

Children who can read are in 'danger' of being exposed to uncensored information, which might lead to them (dun dun dun) forming their own opinions contrary to what their parents tell them to believe.

Fictional spells might not be a real danger to religion, but intelligence definitely is.

12/28/2007 2:43:25 PM

Adrian

BrainOnStandby really needs to work on his comparisons...

12/28/2007 3:19:03 PM

Jonathan

"makes about as much sense as saying that gang rape "gets kids interested in social activities"

I really really like that part of the quote. It's kind of stupid in this case, but I can see some some instances where it might be funny.

12/28/2007 3:25:11 PM

Xotan

Which heroine do you have in your needle? Emma? Angelique?

12/28/2007 3:27:57 PM

Thundersqueaks

"i've never read any of the harry potter books"

Reminds me of the Muslim, who was publicly burning a copy of the Satanic Verses, being asked by a reporter if he'd actually read the book. To which he replied: "No! But it is blasphemous!"

12/28/2007 3:38:44 PM

cyborgtroy

But gang rape is bad for you, whereas reading gets your kids to be quiet. And it.. makes them learn to read better, I guess.

12/28/2007 3:50:01 PM

Martha Jones

Harry Potter? The fundies are still complaining about this? It's OLD news! Go find something else to bitch about, cause now no one cares that you don't like Harry Potter!

12/28/2007 4:41:24 PM



It's ok. You looked like a fool the very moment you didn't bear in mind that Harry Potter is fiction.

12/28/2007 5:30:44 PM

Mr Smith

I've never read any of the Bible. In the same way that I've never taken a uranium enema or snacked on a new born baby.

Religious studies are not harmless. The defence that "It helps kids understand cultural differences" makes about as much sense as saying that exercise "Gets kids fitter".


I had a terrible urge to fix that. Maybe the evil fixing daemon was working through me?

12/28/2007 6:19:26 PM
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