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The Pro-Life Leader Who Is Also an Exorcist [Renowned exorcist - HARRY POTTER opens gates to evil]
Inside Catholic ^ | 11/22/10 | Deal W. Hudson

Posted on 11/22/2010 10:20:36 AM PST by null and void

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To: null and void

lol


101 posted on 11/22/2010 12:11:44 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: ModelBreaker

Lolita is perfectly consistent with Christianity. Have you read it?


102 posted on 11/22/2010 12:11:58 PM PST by Borges
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To: goodwithagun
Um, (geek hat on) Gyphindor was the house of the brave, the innovative, the intrepid, the leaders...but they weren't the honest house. That was Huppenpuff (or, whatever, I'm not going to look up the spelling right now). I kind of winced at all the lies Potter told, to his Muggle family, to his teachers...and I think that was Rowling's point about the different "houses" of Hogwarts. Ravenclaws were the intellectuals, who isolated themselves from the consequences of the hard dilemmas that Potter faced. Tell a lie?--well, he had to on many occasions or not defeat the worse enemy.

Obviously, Slytherin was the house of outright dishonor, intimidation, and domination. Gryphindor had to cut a lot of corners to counter Slytherin, which was also a point that I think Rowling tried to make.

I loved the books. But--I wouldn't buy a Ouija board for any kid.

103 posted on 11/22/2010 12:12:22 PM PST by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: Eddeche
I just read some Harry Potter and think I may now be possessed.

Could be worse, you could have read Dreams of My Father...

104 posted on 11/22/2010 12:14:58 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 671 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Mamzelle

I see your point. The lies he told were not for personal advancement. That doesn’t make them right, but he didn’t tell a lie to get a better grade on a test or something. I just saw the lies as like those that most teenagers tell, the ones that get them out of whatever mischief they got themselves into. Hufflepuff was the house of hard workers who didn’t complain about their work. I like your analysis of the houses, though. I will bring that up in class.


105 posted on 11/22/2010 12:15:40 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Apparently you missed my point.

I got the point. It just doesn't pass a consistency check.

106 posted on 11/22/2010 12:16:23 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: sand lake bar

Are you spying on me? Not only have I tried to get my broom to fly, but I frequently stand in the middle of my house, wave a wooden spoon, and yell “Scourgify!”. Sadly, my house won’t cooperate and clean itself.


107 posted on 11/22/2010 12:16:32 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: goodwithagun

That’s Rowling at her best? Using adjectives like ‘incredible’ and ‘wonderful’ without apparent irony? Cliched phrases like “very, very long day”, “such a wonderful thing” and “As much (insert nouns) as you could want!”?


108 posted on 11/22/2010 12:17:37 PM PST by Borges
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To: Politicalmom

No kidding! I’ve begged my husband for a house elf but he just keeps telling me we don’t have the money, they’re a little creepy, blah blah blah.


109 posted on 11/22/2010 12:18:14 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Politicalmom

I can’t get Scourgify to work either and the dammed house elf is AWOL.


110 posted on 11/22/2010 12:18:21 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 671 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
but he has clearly never read any Harry Potter book

Probably not....

But even if he had, a guy who goes looking for the devil is certain to find him, no matter where he looks.

I wonder what demons our exorcist friend has found in, say, the Narnia books....

111 posted on 11/22/2010 12:19:28 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Borges

Compare to Hemmingway. In the rain.


112 posted on 11/22/2010 12:19:28 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 671 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Borges

Did you even get the point of the quote? One does not need to use five dollar words to be impressive. The point that Dumbledore is making is impressive. Unfortunately, you can’t see the forest for the trees.


113 posted on 11/22/2010 12:20:24 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: null and void; Borges

Another Hemingway: “The shortest answer is doing the thing.”

OMG, a classic novelist used “thing”!


114 posted on 11/22/2010 12:22:42 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Well put.


115 posted on 11/22/2010 12:22:42 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: r9etb
a guy who goes looking for the devil is certain to find him

Where is God?
God is everywhere.

So, apparently, is Satan...

116 posted on 11/22/2010 12:22:49 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 671 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Um...whatever.

Not much of a rousing defense of the faith of either Pelosi or Rowlins, those fine upstanding christian ladies. LOL

117 posted on 11/22/2010 12:25:12 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: goodwithagun

Blubber, nitwit, oddment, tweak! ~ Albus Dumbledore


118 posted on 11/22/2010 12:27:00 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 671 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: goodwithagun
Hermione was the "honest conscience" of the three heroes, but was frequently obnoxious and self-righteous about it. Keep in mind that Potter used a "cheat sheet" in Potions class, I think...not sure, but Hermione was in high dudgeon over his use of that book with all the right answers written in the margins.

It sort of puts me in mind of Alan West (now Rep from FL 22) who fired off a pistol next to the ear of a terrorist to frighten him into identifying an ambush. It worked, but was not protocol. He didn't do it for himself, but it was not something a Hufflepuff or a Ravenclaw would have done. I sent him money for his campaign, the naughty boy...

I think you'll have fun with your class. Tolkien provides more in the way of solid scholarship, though, if you go back to all his Anglo-Saxon sources.

119 posted on 11/22/2010 12:27:59 PM PST by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: tacticalogic

“I got the point. It just doesn’t pass a consistency check.”

And some loose comment about serial killers and paper clippings does?

Who’s doing these checks anyway???


120 posted on 11/22/2010 12:28:07 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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