Re: Harry Potter vs. Christianity
Well, Wicca is a pagan belief, that much I know that deals with nature. Isn't the word witch come from wicca, or no? I can understand from that standpoint. Okay, it's pagan and we don't like pagan. Got it.
The ones that frustrate me are the ones that go on the Harry Potter sites themselves and start the internet version of a tongue lashing and strike out at fans saying that they're bad people and how can they possibly read these terrible things? Don't they know this is against God!?!
I mean, I was raised a protestant. I've gone to bible schools and know the 10 commandments and the golden rule. But nowhere in the commandments does it say I shall not do witchcraft! There is no, thou shall not ride a broomstick or cast spells!
The story is a work of fiction that brings the joy of reading to our kids. One of the biggest problems in schools right now is the literacy levels of the children attending! And the kids should not have to pay for that simply because some people have it in their minds that it's against the basis of their religion. If God created everything on this Earth, than that means he helped create Harry Potter and bring it into fruition. God also created and gave us an imagination. In this case, I feel some people's imagination's have run off with them when it comes to looking at this through a religious standpoint.