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Re: I am sorry sir, but you are wrong
• Posted by: Dan Sartori
• Date: Sunday, November 17, 2002, at 11:35 p.m.
• IP Address: p-proxy-5-int0.net.wisc.edu
• In Response to: I am sorry sir, but you are wrong (Jerry)

> I am disappointed with the way that about 85% of the Christian community
> is handling the situation of Harry Potter. I am writing this to state
> publicly that I myself am a Christian. Maybe if the people in the
> community would take the time to find out more about the author herself,
> maybe they wouldn't be saying the things that they are right now. J.K.
> Rowling came from an abusive relationship, and the only way she could
> actually get her kids to escape that reality, was when she began to write
> the books about a boy who is estranged from the rest of the world. The
> thing that about 90% of the Christian communtiy fails to realize is the
> fact that they sit here and rip on Harry Potter because it was supposedly
> written by a non-christian. News flash here, didn't Lord of the Rings also
> deal in the subject of sorcery? People right now are so blind, they think
> that since a book was written by "Christian" it can be deemed as
> not a spawn of Satan but rather good literature. I think Harry Potter is
> probably the best thing that has ever happened in the world of children's
> books. I just hope that in due time, Christians around the world will get
> off of their walls and actually take time to see how wrong they are. But
> like any good thing, this will all take time.

Yeah, 85% is a GROSS overstatement. More like 1 or 2% probably. It's just seems like that much because those are the ones that are vocal about it (and that post things about it on this site).

Dan




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