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Let the fireworks begin...
1 posted on 11/27/2001 8:41:52 PM PST by jrherreid
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To: Aquinasfan; MadIvan; RnMomof7; JenB
Zap!
2 posted on 11/27/2001 8:43:21 PM PST by jrherreid
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To: jrherreid
90% of posts on Harry Potter are posted by people trying to provoke others. I thought we were supposed to grow out of that by age 12.
3 posted on 11/27/2001 8:47:00 PM PST by Dat
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To: jrherreid
Chistian fundamentalism? I can see both sides of this arguement, but find it as interesting to see people refer to Christians using the fundamentalism descriptor as other see it interesting to see the Potter fans refered to as the devil's disciples. If this debate can't be kept on the merits it isn't going to do either side any good.
4 posted on 11/27/2001 8:47:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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No fireworks ... I think its actually more benign.

They're trying to send a message about the general scarcity of values in the modern mass media.
It's not so much anti-"Harry Potter" per se as it is just using the hype surrounding Harry Potter to get out their message ... good marketing, it gets people to actually read their opinions.

When the excitement surrounding HP dies down, you'll see the same opinions attached to anti-"Lord of the Rings" messages or whatever the next new "hot" movie or book is.

6 posted on 11/27/2001 9:01:10 PM PST by JPR_Boise_ID
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My problem with "Harry Potter" is that, even though it so blatantly rips-off "Star Wars", somehow the rip-off is such a stinker of a movie. It's almost as if they were so guilt ridden they were compelled to make another "Water World".

I guess it's not as easy as remove "Darth Vader", "Obi Wan Kenobi", "Luke Skywalker" and "Princess Lea", etc. and insert "Lord Voldemort", Headmaster Dumbledore", "Harry Potter" and "Hermione Grainger". "Jedi" out, "Wizards" in.

The lack of character development in this 2 1/2 hour debacle of a movie was ghastly.

Harry Potter critics have no fear. No magic here, at all. No talent either.

12 posted on 11/27/2001 9:37:40 PM PST by 4Freedom
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Sounds like HLI gets it right as usual. I'll have to check out the review.
20 posted on 11/28/2001 3:39:30 AM PST by Aquinasfan
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It appears that they would have us keep our children in a tightly controlled religious ghetto, reading only works by supposedly "safe," Christian authors, and presumably watching as little television as possible.

Interesting comment. And I certainly agree with "as little television as possible" for anyone.

While waiting on the next Harry Potter book, I've been reading the Left Behind series. While I do find the story line and interpretation interesting, the writing is pretty cheesy. Ironically the main "Christian" characters in the books survive (at least for now) because they are highly intelligent.

I'll be they read a lot and that they weren't limited to "Christian" books. The sad truth is that much of the Christian writing out there is considered wonderful because its "for the Lord" when a lot of it is drivel.

Limiting your reading to just those works is in fact limiting your mind. And it plays into the "world's" conception of Christians as being less intelligent. That's not to say that there aren't volumes of highly intelligent, thought provoking Christian works out there. They're just not the ones flying off the shelves.

23 posted on 11/28/2001 7:26:31 AM PST by Ward Smythe
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A Very Interesting Related Link
34 posted on 11/28/2001 10:25:52 AM PST by meadsjn
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Witch-hunt? Uh huh, sure. I guess some people can't handle it when their conscience gets pricked. Sorry, Harry, we're not buying your occultic BS. Go find some other sucker's brain to dump your trash in.

Note to Rowling: you made lots of money, but a C.S. Lewis you are not, unless you think of yourself as the darkside's version. That means, whereas C.S. Lewis used his imagination to support the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ, Rowling does it to magnify the arts of Hell. It is no surprise, really. A C.S. Lewis could not simply exist in this day and age of anti-Christianity. But a Rowling fits perfectly. Rowling reflects the age we live in, and Rowling defenders/sympathizers/buyers/suck-ups/whatevers are simply professing their allegiance to the spirit of this age, and not the spirit of an age that gave us the anti-thesis to Rowling, namely, C.S. Lewis.

Light vs Darkness, Night vs Day, Good vs Evil. Piece of cake. This is not a witch-hunt, it is merely a simple observation of reality.

38 posted on 11/28/2001 10:38:44 AM PST by spoosman
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Maybe the only thing that needs to be said against Harry Potter is that it's just another distraction to keep us from reading the Bible and meditating on the biblical worldview.
40 posted on 11/28/2001 10:43:49 AM PST by 537 Votes
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