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Re: Grow Up
• Posted by: metacritic   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at 12:02 p.m.
• IP Address: 139.55.49.226
• In Response to: Re: Grow Up (Chris)

> Your still making a big deal over nothing.
Its nothing more than a
> story. There is nothing wrong with the book or movie that will turn people
> evil.
Your just trying to start up trouble because your hate the fact
> people are reading Harry Potter books and not the Bible.

Essentially, you are correct about the original author's intentions. Psychologically, righteous religious followers feel the urge to convert others and profess its cause in the name of God. It never occurs to them that spirituality is individual and personal. The real evil is the Pride evoked from one's religion when it must be enforced upon others in some fashion because it is "right." (Let's try another Inquisition, eh? Yeah, that'll set the non-believers straight.)

If one religion is "right" and another is "right," then who is really right? Neither. They are merely (mis)interpretations of the inherent human concept of faith. A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet...but not where religion is concerned.

Metacritic




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