Skip to comments.Harry Potter: 3 More Things I Learned
Posted on 08/01/2007 6:59:32 AM PDT by ParsifalCA
I am warning those who have not finished the series . . . and there must be still a few of them by now. . . that there are spoilers ahead. I have just finished the last book . . . having spent an enjoyable evening with it thanks to Sams Club and an indulgent wife.
I am done with Harry Potter and enjoying the literary aftertaste the way one enjoys a fine meal almost as much after it is done as when it is being consumed . . . though it is a bit sad that the series is finished.
And it is really finished . . .
Will one be able to re-read the books with pleasure?
I think the answer is only a tentative yes. If one knows the puzzles and the secrets of the book, it will not take away the charm of the characters or the fun of a good Quidditch match, but the first read will always be the best.
The strength of these books is in the plot and the second read, when everything is known, will be satisfying for finding all the clues to what happens . . . but I am hard pressed to know if I will want to re-read them a third or fourth time.
A really great book is as good on the fourth read . . . and some childrens books (Little White Horse) are better.
I deeply enjoyed the last book and thought the ending satisfying. For those who found them quite Christian, they will find much in this last book to give strength to their idea.
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“Its fiction, PM. By definition, fiction is not a representation of actual events, so if one were inclined, one could say all fictionis a pack of lies.”
Example: A “fiction” that represents Jesus as not dying on the cross is not merely a morally neutral fiction - but a lie.
It would be a fiction used as a cover for an attempt to deceive.
In the real world, people are often invited into groups after they have shown some innate aptitude.
Sure, but it is totally over shadowed by the message calling for more gun control.
Please. Learn to read. It calls for the dismantling of the Bill of Rights. And for the institution of Sharia in the US.
You mean, like Amway?
“Perhaps. What is not doubtful is that you missed the point.”
What is your point? That I should be quiet?
Those damm musicians are getting laid, and I'm not???
After all of these threads, you are the first person to present evidence of true evil in the Harry Potter books.
I salute you sir.
Parallels any occult order:
Imperitor (a man) (#1)
Temple Master (a man) (#2)
Cancellareous (a woman) (#2)
So in the TV show "Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place", the Pizza Place is in fact representative of Hell? And we're all Satan anchovies for devouring this unholy tripe?
Next thing you know he’s gonna try to say that Monty Python lied about the whole grail thing. Dang, it’s like you just can’t trust *anything* anymore.
You gotta love a woman like that...
You just had to go there didnt you? Now all you have to do is explain how the book is a tacit endorsement of Fred over Duncan and supports tattoos as a form of personal expression and all bases will be covered.
Oh it’s much worse than that. The 6th book predicts the Steelers will go 1 and 15 in 2007. Or was that just this Ravens fan dreaming again?
They’re obviously representative of the Four Wizards of the Apocalypse!
That was pretty clear...
Corin, you make fun of all this. As a Christian, don’t you believe that some occultists have real powers?
oh, oh, oh -- oh so many punchlines to insert here, but there are already fundies on the thread with their undies in knots . . .
Of course, an argument could be made that Death Eaters drink Iron City Light. How else could they get so mean?
Oh don't be so sensitive. Actually you should consider being quiet because you're embarrassing yourself.
But I'll type this real slow...the POINT was that you say you don't have time to waste reading the Potter books, but you've been here the better part of the afternoon talking about the Potter books.
So you're arguement about not wanting to waste time is a bunch of hooey.