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Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged (Who's Behind Harry Potter?)
Jeremiah Films ^ | October 2001 | Pat and Carol Matriciana

Posted on 12/12/2001 7:47:07 PM PST by jedediah smith

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To: jedediah smith
This is brilliantly written and reasoned out. It hits the nail right on the head. It's what I thought, but hadn't been able to put into words. Thanks for posting it.

PS I went to see Harry Potter, having been sufficiently convinced that it was indeed probably "just fantasy." I had to leave about 20 minutes into it. It is heavy witchcraft. The children are adorable, though.

51 posted on 12/12/2001 8:43:16 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: ThinkDifferent
...who's up for a good old-fashioned book burning?

I am!

52 posted on 12/12/2001 8:46:35 PM PST by germanshepherd
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This is brilliantly written and reasoned out. It hits the nail right on the head. It's what I thought, but hadn't been able to put into words. Thanks for posting it.

The more I read FR, the more I believe that P.T. Barnum deserves his own statue right next to the Lincoln Memorial.

53 posted on 12/12/2001 8:47:41 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
Are you being sarcastic, or for real ? If this is, in fact true, boy do I have a swell bridge to sell you; CHEAP !
54 posted on 12/12/2001 8:47:44 PM PST by nopardons
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To: jedediah smith
Look, stop it! Now!! No more Harry Potter stuff!
56 posted on 12/12/2001 8:50:45 PM PST by Colonel Jim
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To: El Gato
ROFL you got it exactly correct

I love the Potter series and so does my daughter

and nope we aren't thinking about joining a coven anytime

It is a book fer crying out loud a fantasy

don't these folks read????

57 posted on 12/12/2001 8:51:36 PM PST by jnarcus
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Better watch out ... everyone's favorite self made deity, Rnmomof7 will condemn us all to hell.

Ayup ...

"You go to hell! You go to hell and you DIE!"

58 posted on 12/12/2001 8:51:57 PM PST by strela
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To: strela
The more I read FR the more I wonder why people feel they have to insult those who disagree with them. Can you tell me?
59 posted on 12/12/2001 8:53:00 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: germanshepherd
We're not insulting you because we disagree with you.

We're insulting you because you're a complete loon.

Hope you understand the difference.

60 posted on 12/12/2001 8:54:25 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: nopardons
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible. I just happen to believe the Bible when it says that witchcraft of any sort, in any form, is wrong. Does that make me a dupe of frauds? I don't think so.
61 posted on 12/12/2001 8:56:05 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Central Scrutiniser
I think that I should spill the beans about how Harry Potter is actually a mind control program that the Bilderbergers have created so that we won't notice the growing influence of the CFR, samething goes for the Trilateralist and Lord of the Rings...

Don't forget the Merovingian line and while we're at it, let's dislodge the bastard, interloping House of Windsor and restore the rightful House of Stuart, next we need an exorcism to rid us of these demons, destroy all the ouija boards, burn Madame Blavatsky's books, whew, I'm out of breath...

62 posted on 12/12/2001 8:56:06 PM PST by my trusty sig
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To: jedediah smith
Each year, thousands of teens are turning their backs on Christianity, and joining witches' covens, in order to learn spells, so as to pass school exams, attract boyfriends or girlfriends, and get rich. The secretary of the Magic Circle Young Magicians' club, credits the Harry Potter books, as the latest rage, which he says has rekindled the childlike approach to the fact that the impossible may be possible. He gives thanks to Harry, who he says has sparked an interest in pure magic, real magic, strong magic.

4 words, give me a break!

63 posted on 12/12/2001 8:57:03 PM PST by Valin
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To: nopardons
Hey nopardons, and after you sell it, "no appeals!" LOL
65 posted on 12/12/2001 8:58:01 PM PST by my trusty sig
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To: germanshepherd
The more I read FR the more I wonder why people feel they have to insult those who disagree with them. Can you tell me?

Insults? On FR? Surely you jest. The only "insult" I've seen in this thread is to the intelligence of any thinking individual, but that particular insult was perpetrated by the author of the article that started this thread.

Do feel free to point out any insults you feel are directed toward you personally and report them quick-as-a-bunny to JR.

66 posted on 12/12/2001 8:59:17 PM PST by strela
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To: my trusty sig
Right you are ! LOL
67 posted on 12/12/2001 8:59:26 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Doctor Doom
The fact remains that you are being insulting, and that's cheap and unworthy, no matter what you perceive your reason to be. It is a cheap, low class substitute for reason.
68 posted on 12/12/2001 9:00:00 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: jedediah smith
Harry Potter is only dangerous to those who read him.
70 posted on 12/12/2001 9:01:53 PM PST by Miss Mercy Miller
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To: Central Scrutiniser
I agree. Debating is good. Being rude in debate is not. Think W's debating tactics vs. Algore's. I prefer the former, gentlemanly, though not wimpy debate. How about you?
71 posted on 12/12/2001 9:03:32 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: germanshepherd
Just kind of wondering how you manage to live in the modern world?

most of what goes on here is after all so obviously banned by "The Bible" or as one true believer pointed out "if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

Oh and in case I wasn't clear I am being sarcastic not rude or insulting just flumoxed by certain thought processes

73 posted on 12/12/2001 9:05:25 PM PST by jnarcus
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To: jedediah smith
Thanks for the information.
74 posted on 12/12/2001 9:05:27 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
Actually, I don't think any herein would qualify for the abuse button. Just wish everyone would be more civil when disagreeing.
75 posted on 12/12/2001 9:06:29 PM PST by germanshepherd
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I wonder if our resident Harry Potter bashers carry a weapon with a shovel attached to it all of the time? After all, doesn't Deuteronomy 23:13 direct the following for anyone having to answer the call of nature?

And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee.

Seems a tad hypocritical to me that some people expect other people to obey every word contained in a book, when they themselves fail to do the same thing.

76 posted on 12/12/2001 9:09:59 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
It makes you a dupe, gullible beyond words, and utterly ill informed about what witchcraft is , IF what your original reply is what you really did . But hey, be my guest, believe whatever you care to. Just don't expect that everyone will think that you have a shred of knowledge about what you are talking about.

Nobody, ever accused of witchcraft , could fly, work spells, or went to a public ( that PRIVATE, in England ) , English boarding school that was devoted to teaching " magic." That's just for starters. Jesus turned water int wine, and we call that a miracle. Moses turned a staff into a serpent. So did Pharoh's court magician . This is REALLY an ancient magic trick, that is STILL done today , and I've seen it not only done, but explained !

Now, outside of reading the Bible, tell me , and the sources, that you know about witches. I'll try to help you out, as much as I can. : - )

Just a fial question : DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WORSHIPS THE DEVIL ?

78 posted on 12/12/2001 9:10:09 PM PST by nopardons
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To: strela
Check your freepmail
79 posted on 12/12/2001 9:11:06 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: germanshepherd
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible. I just happen to believe the Bible when it says that witchcraft of any sort, in any form, is wrong. Does that make me a dupe of frauds? I don't think so.

Neither do I!! Hang in there, this crowd can get nasty at times.

80 posted on 12/12/2001 9:12:36 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: jnarcus
..."if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

What?

81 posted on 12/12/2001 9:13:14 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Ayup. Thankee.
82 posted on 12/12/2001 9:14:05 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible.

It does not necessarily make you stupid or gullible; but it's certainly possible that you're stupid or gullible. If someone put forth a sincere, passionate defense of the "flat earth" theory, it would not automatically mean that person was stupid or gullible, but the rest of us would certainly not rule out that conclusion.

I think people are more making fun of you than attacking you. If you are going to voice the views that you do, you've got to be prepared for a little derision. As much as Free Republic tries to avoid (and delete) profanity-laced ad hominem attacks, that does not mean it's safe for the thin-skinned.

83 posted on 12/12/2001 9:15:00 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Yep ! : - )
84 posted on 12/12/2001 9:16:46 PM PST by nopardons
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To: jedediah smith
It never ceases to amaze me how people of faith seem to show so little faith in their religious doctrine.  Why should something so harmless as a juvenile fantasy story cause someone such angst is quite beyond me.
85 posted on 12/12/2001 9:22:12 PM PST by sinclair
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To: jnarcus
"if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

And did they explain exactly how Paul managed to read the KJV? Kind of throws my theological perspective into a metaphysical loop. Great, you can rock me to sleep tonight.

86 posted on 12/12/2001 9:22:47 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: sinclair
Why should something so harmless as a juvenile fantasy story cause someone such angst is quite beyond me

Probably for the same reasons that the Taliban banned whistling, pigeons, and kite flying. Because they were fun, and you and I both know where fun leads...

87 posted on 12/12/2001 9:24:16 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Probably for the same reasons that the Taliban banned whistling, pigeons, and kite flying. Because they were fun, and you and I both know where fun leads...

OK, if I were a Talibanner, I could understand banning whistling and kite flying. But, where is the bannable "fun" involved in pigeons? Working in the city as I do, the only "fun" I can think of involving these "rats with wings" would involve a slow fire and a spit.

88 posted on 12/12/2001 9:30:06 PM PST by strela
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To: MSCASEY; constitutiongirl; John O; AppyPappy; EternalVigilance; nmh; joathome; f.Christian...
PING
89 posted on 12/12/2001 9:30:18 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: jedediah smith
YO!! Go get a fricking life!! This is the most ridiculous and stupid crap that I have heard in a long time!!
90 posted on 12/12/2001 9:32:52 PM PST by Aric2000
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To: jedediah smith
Yawn.
91 posted on 12/12/2001 9:33:35 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: sinclair
never ceases to amaze me how people of faith seem to show so little faith in their religious doctrine.

What is your faith?

92 posted on 12/12/2001 9:34:32 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: nopardons
Pharoah's magicians turning staffs into serpents was a magic trick, and I believe you when you say it is still done today, though admit to not knowing how to perform the trick, nor caring. I suspect it is a form of mental suggestion.

Moses turning his staff into serpent was not a magical trick. Remember that Moses' staff ate all their staffs. Moses' power came directly and only from God.

Outside of reading the Bible, what do I know about witches? That as people, I'm sure some of them are well meaning individuals. You are right, I have not studied witchcraft and am no expert on it. I'm sure you know a lot more about it than I do. I do know enough about it from here and there (sorry, no bibliography will be provided) to know that it is definitely not something I want to study.

Ridicule me if you will, but I am firmly convinced that the Bible is our sufficient guide to life. I appreciate your offer to educate me on witchcraft -- I really do, because obviously it is something that means a lot to you -- but no thank you.

No, I certainly do not believe that Queen Elizabeth worships the devil. Did the article say that? I guess I should have read it more carefully. (Sorry.) I read the first few paragraphs and agreed with them. My apolgies if I've been defending the position that QE is a devil worshiper. I can see how someone would think that position is a bit off.

93 posted on 12/12/2001 9:37:48 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: sinclair
the above statement is a bit askew! who has faith in their religious doctrine? I would never put faith in a "doctrine".
94 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:11 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
"Banned the keeping of pigeons and playing with the birds, describing it as un-Islamic. The violators will be imprisoned and the birds shall be killed."

Apparently, it was fun. They probably raced them as well.

95 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:26 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: dpwiener
Yeah, I think you're right. I really do not like personal attacks, and every now and then I have to go away from FR for awhile while my skin heals up! : )
96 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:29 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Apparently, it was fun. They probably raced them as well.

Or even used them to deliver non-approved messages. Makes sense to me (again, if I were a Talibanner).

97 posted on 12/12/2001 9:41:24 PM PST by strela
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To: ~EagleNebula~
Hang in there, this crowd can get nasty at times.

You have no idea.

98 posted on 12/12/2001 9:42:49 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: ~EagleNebula~
The post to sinclair referred to post #92 and its reference....not to germanshepherd
99 posted on 12/12/2001 9:44:31 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
Immorality - The morality of those having more fun than you.

(Apologies to Ambrose Bierce)

100 posted on 12/12/2001 9:45:10 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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