Skip to comments.HARRY POTTER: ENEMY OF GOD
Posted on 07/23/2005 1:31:34 PM PDT by Coleus
HARRY POTTER: ENEMY OF GOD By Dr. Bradley Carey (c) 2005, All rights reserved
I am amazed at how many churches get up in arms about Christians participating in Halloween, and yet turn around sell Christmas trees in their church parking lots. It is these same churches that refuse to take a public stand against the legalized murder of unborn children know as abortion and close their eyes to the plague of abomination known as homosexuality that is overtaking the world. Yet when someone speaks out against a fictional character named Harry Potter and the books and movies made around him, many of these same churches will attack the individual who criticizes this diabolical movement. Yes I said diabolical. Now many people will argue that there is nothing wrong with Harry Potter and that it has gotten children to get in and start reading more, and has improved the reading ability of millions around the world. Yet these same people who praise these books and movies are obviously blind or have simply chosen not to see what else is taking places because of Harry Potter and everything associated with him.
Many will argue that Harry Potter is just a fictional character in series of books and movies and that is all. Well that may be true, but it is what this fictional character and the books and movies are doing that must be of concern to everyone.
For example, since the release of the Harry Potterbooks, interest in Wiccan materials, schools, spells, etc., has increased over 200%. (Retail Trends, 2004)
Wicca is now the seventh largest organized religion in the United States. The world-renowned occultist, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, who is also a master wizard and a practicing witch, has said in his book, "Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard," that its [his book's] express purpose is to target the growing numbers of Harry Potter readers who have become interested in exploring real Witchcraft. Under "Acclaim for the Author."
In the Harry Potter books many spells are discussed in great detail. According to Wiccans and Wizards, what is discussed in these books accurately portray Wiccan spells and rituals.
In the Bible we find the following concerning the practice of witchcraft, witches, seeking familiar spirits, and many of the other teachings in the Harry Potter books and movies:
"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft..." 1 Samuel 15:23
"...and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the site of the Lord..." 2 Chronicles 33:6
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these...witchcraft...that they do not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21
"There shall not be found among you and one that...useth divination, or an observer of times, of an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee." Deuteronomy 18:10-12 "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to love." Exodus 22:18
"Regard not them with familiar spirits, neither to be defiled by them." Leviticus 19:31
"And the soul that turn after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a-whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people." Leviticus 20:6
According to the Bible, God's own Holy Word, those who practice witchcraft are committing a sin and abomination in God's eyes. Those who seek after those who practice witchcraft, do so against the Word of God. By doing so, God will set His face against them and cut them off.
In the Harry Potter books and movies, both Harry Potter and his friends are students of magic and witchcraft. They do this of their own free will. As such, they have chosen to freely transgress the Word of God. By doing so, they have made themselves enemies of God. Individuals and teachings such as these have no place in the lives of children, especially those who are Christian. Yet, churches and parents still turn a blind eye to this. By doing so they are inviting the judgement and eternal condemnation of God
The question is now this. Is this the type of things that children need to learn and become involved in? Do we want children following after the things that God has pronounced as sin and abomination?
By allowing the Harry Potter books and movies into your home, you are allowing Satan to enter also. By allowing Satan to enter into your home, you are allowing all sorts of problems, including spiritual ones, to enter as well.
The churches and their members who allow their children to participate in the Harry Potter enticement into things that are evil and contrary to the Word ofGod, are no better than those who openly practice witchcraft. You are either for God or against Him. There is no middle ground. By refusing to take a stand, you are putting yourself in league with those who stand against God. So now it comes down to this, where do you stand?
Harry Potter is a easy target. But if they speak out against government they risk losing their 'tax-free status'.
Thank you for showing courage and standing-up for those of us who believe in the Bible and what it has to say.
The church speaks out more about Harry Potter than it does about pervert priests. When they clean up their act maybe I'll listen to them.
Harry Potter is an enemy of illiteracy.
People are not going to turn against God because of something as spiritually trivial as Harry Potter. It will be because of much more significant forces in their life.
because they don't have the balls to speak out against the IRS. >>
why should they? The IRS grant's houses of worship a tax emption, you don't bite the hand that feeds you.
You mention "churches" twice. Not just one.
Why are you Catholic Bashing and bringing up the priest scandal which has been addressed already?
Why are you bringing up this stuff which has been addressed every time a new Harry Potter is brought up? And please, leave the lame "Catholic bashing" for someone who deserves it; bringing up a legitimate criticism isn't "bashing". Those who whine "Basher!" and insist subjects shouldn't be brought up because they've been "addressed already" look silly in the context of yet ANOTHER "Harry Potter is evil!" thread, and like they fear debate about truly important subjects, as opposed to this silliness.
This reminds me of the Talibans destruction of ancient statues in Afghanistan.
Not worth reading this Kook-bate past the second sentence.
Harry Potter doesn't exist.
This type of debate makes Christians look like a bunch of zealots. Harry Potter is a character in a book, for crying out loud. What's next? Superman? Batman? Terminator?
There's evil to fight on this earth and there are people who are still debating if they should join the fold.......this stuff about Potter = Bad is highly detremental to debates I must answer.
Coming from a guy who can't even read the thread he began... Dude, you wrote CHURCHES twice in your own piece. I never said word one about the guy you mentioned. If you want to add lying to the silliness on your resume, go right ahead.
yes, when your hilarious comment is not germane to the thread and had nothing to do with the RCC.
OK, so you IDDN'T say "churches" and their attitudes toward a stupid children's book? Liar, again. What a fine example for your kids. Now go obsess over some more children's books, ignorant fool.
Excellent post. But I am afraid too many people have too little to do in their lives and must perform Thought Patrol on others. Probably best, keeps them from doing something really dangerous, and only those who believe as they do will listen to them, anyway.
So only protestant churches sell Christmas trees in their parking lots, not Catholic? LOL
"Harry Potter is an enemy of illiteracy."
Exactly. Thank you.
But rhere's no difference
"Doc" Carey only gets his snakeoil factoid
Wicca is now the seventh largest organized religion in the United States.
by lumping all the religions that make some use of the New Testement - including the Latter Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses - into a catchall "Christianity" and excluding the nonreligious (whose combined membership is 100 times the 0.1% "wiccans") Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America
Meanwhile you have a Harry Potter BIBLE STUDY for Christians:
Wonder if they happen to leave out your list of 12 practices God forbids?
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