Skip to comments.Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged (Who's Behind Harry Potter?)
Posted on 12/12/2001 7:47:07 PM PST by jedediah smith
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It sounds to me like you are the one doing the judging here not me.. I have been aware of this thread since it began..and chose not to even read it..just happens I got a FR mail about it today..so I thought I would read it and there you are gossiping about me and then trying to say it was to attract my attention.Well you did and now your are crying like a baby and trying to project your actions on me.
Now that is a fair defense mechanism but in this case it is not true..
I do not care if you or other see that movie 100 times.....if you buy your kids all the Potter toys..it means nothing to me.
My inital interest in the Potter threads was to discuss the spiritual implications with christians that would want to consider them..not with those of you that are apoligists for witchcraft.
Generally I quote scripture..if you feel condemned by that your problem isn't with me..
BTW I have never said I was anything but a sinner saved by a merciful God...ya can.t have "pride" in what you can never do for yourself.
As for the distortion thing, I've noticed that this does tend to happen. I'm not saying it's always the author doing deliberately, but perhaps they listen to others without checking facts first. For instance, Rowling did not 'major in mythology' at Exeter. For a start, the British University system of the time had no concept of 'majoring' (you simply did a degree in a particular subject) and in fact she studied French. On another thread, a poster seemed to be implying that Rowling must have had rich parents (or implied financial backing from some unamed organisation) to afford to attend Exeter, when in fact University education in Britain at the time was completely free.
It seems that some authors distort facts for their own audience (American Christians in most of the cases I've seen, who of course don't know the British system) in order to bolster their cases.
FOr me peronally thought, the line . He wasn't aware that those in Wicca, take great joy out of seducing Christian children into Wicca is really aggravating, as it simply is not true.
No such bargaining occurs in the Harry Potter stories.
Therefore, there is no real magic depicted in the Harry Potter stories.
The Christian faith speaks only against real magic.
Therefore, there is nothing in the Harry Potter stories to which a Christian should object.
Well, perhaps, but there was "Sister Taffy" a few weeks ago posting articles from a church, so she(?) could troll for hits on her web page. Her whole purpose was to make fun of Christians. Enough of us complained and she got booted. But her post was from a "real" church web site. You couldn't know her true intent without hitting her web site.
No, it wasn't Landover. I went to the church site she posted. It was basically legit...
Wow, now there's a name I haven't thought of or heard for years...
I have posted scripture and addressed this as a spiritual decision..
The world is full of evil..so this is but a small piece of a much larger picture.Those that wish to avoid evil,and be obedient to the word of God will and those that do not mind it won't..
If this doesn't merit tin-foil man's approval, nothing will.
Tin foil man's iron will prevents him from falling victim to the insidious mind control rays of the trilateralists (although he had some trouble with some of the Ultra Low Frequency stuff the Freemasons were using some time back). Besides, he doesn't want to muss the hair. You have any idea how much it costs to coif that heroic mane?
My beef was with the some Christian authors who Christians may look to for guidance and advice, who distort and tell lies, thus decieving their own audience. I just wondered what your opinion of this was, that's all and I did not mean to cause you any personal offence. Regards Mike
I haven't read a single "HP promotes witchcraft" article that wasn't full of similar errors. It has to make me wonder if half the people writing diatribes actually read the books.