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Of course Harry Potter isn't about Christianity. The reasons it opposes Christianity is that it supports magic. Magic is bad according to Christians. In the old testament you were commanded to kill anyone who was a witch. So you don't think kids really get into Harry Potter adn try to do magic and stuff? Ok, that's you opinion. All I want to ask is when is the last time you worked with kids? L[ord]O[f]T[he]R[i][ings][/i] is alright because magic isn't it's main theme and if you know anything about the books the only people who could use magic were semi-gods sent from the west (or god) to help battle Sauron. It's the Christian idea of God sending the Holy Spirit to empower and help us in our daily struggle against Satan.

khazul, POD Warrior Forum 5 Comments [9/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Tommy9898

They might try to do magic, find out it's fake then move on.

10/3/2006 12:59:56 AM

Emyu

So, kids playing with fake wands are condemned, but false idols are fine?

1/21/2008 7:30:23 AM

Kokopelli

I fail to see what the big deal is, considering that Wicca, what you fundies are so afraid of, has absolutely nothing to do with the witchcraft depicted in popular media, such as Harry Potter. Assuming that Harry Potter DOES convert children to the Pagan belief, they're probably going to abandon it in a couple weeks anyway, since it's nothing like Harry Potter to begin with.

11/27/2008 2:37:20 AM

LordMu

Right, except for one little thing:
MAGIC ISN'T REAL!
And a kid who tries to imitate Harry Potter is going to find that out. Assuming that their grip on Reality is that tenuous (ie: slightly stronger than that of the average Theist.)

9/19/2011 9:45:33 AM

Swede

Kids in general are probably smarter than you. They know magic isn't real, that it's only fantasy. Does it matter if they "try to do magic and stuff"? It won't work; it has just as much effect as praying does. Both are just wishful thinking.

Magic isn't the main theme in Harry Potter either, stupid, it's the fight between good and evil, the fight against bigotry and racism. Harry even dies and comes back again, just like Krishna and Jesus, and so many other savior figures.

Nobody says Harry Potter is about Christianity, it's merely a Christian allegory.

9/19/2011 9:57:28 AM
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