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Re: 12 Reasons to avoid Harry Potter....hear me out
• Posted by: Angry   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 9:08 p.m.
• IP Address: c211-30-97-214.carlnfd1.nsw.optusnet.com.au
• In Response to: 12 Reasons to avoid Harry Potter....hear me ou... (trial lawyer)

> I mean this with the utmost respect for all of you. I ask that you respect
> me.
Ok Buddy, you really don't get it. HP doesn't make us all satanists. It doesn't happen. I'll show you:

> 1. God shows us that witchcraft, sorcery, spells, divination and magic are
> evil. He hates those practices because they blind us to His loving ways.

Does he? How come he hasn't told us so himself? In any case, I don't believe in either magic or God. This stuff isn't real.

> 2. The movie's foundation in fantasy, not reality, doesn't diminish its
> power to change beliefs and values.

Yes it does. Most sane people know the difference between the two and won't believe any of this stuff seriously, except perhaps little kids who grow out of it later.

> 3. Each occult image and enticing suggestion prompts the audience to feel
> more at home in the dark, paranormal setting. Children identify with their
> favorite characters and learn to see wizards and witches from a popular
> peer perspective rather than from God's perspective.

No they don't. Most people will not look at things fro God's perspective most of the time and no we don't feel at home in a dark paranormal setting.

> 4. God tells us to "abhor what is evil" and "cling to what
> is good." (Romans 12:9) But when Christian children and teens love
> the Harry Potter myths, delight in the movie and read the books again and
> again, they are desensitizing their hearts and minds to its evil. Turning
> God's truth upside down, they are learning to "love" what is
> evil. The natural next step is to reject God's wise boundaries and
> "abhor" what He calls good.

No it's not. Reading Harry won't open your mind to magic or evil. People just don't believe it exists.

> 5. Immersed in the values taught at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and
> Wizardry, children become spiritually blind. They lose their natural
> aversion for the devious spirits represented by the creatures and symbols
> in this eerie world.

No they don't, as they have not natural aversion.

Anyway you get the idea. We just don't believe in magic.




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