View Full Version : Harry Potter: Give me your insight.
December 12th 2003, 04:08 PM
I would just like to hear what everyone has to say on the Harry Potter books and movies. Tell me if you liked them, why or why not and just give me some insight on them. Thanks!
December 13th 2003, 04:22 AM
Check out my article in the GODISNOWHERE sub-forum (Intravarsity section). I'm a former witch, myself, and wrote from personal knowledge and research.
December 13th 2003, 05:24 AM
Checked out your article, posted my position, hope you don't hate me, please post again so i can see what you have to say.
December 13th 2003, 05:59 AM
Just replied to you there. Your response was merely trite sarcasm with no substance.
It doesn't sound like you came here looking for insights. On the contrary, you seem to have made up your mind before you ever posted, and are looking for a fight. I made concrete points in my article, and you ignore them as if they are irrelevant or don't exist at all.
If you're willing to address real issues, let me know. Otherwise, you're just spouting opinion. And as I said in the other thread...
Opinion is irrelevant. Truth is the order of the day.
December 13th 2003, 11:40 AM
Well, I haven't read any of the books. I've seen the first two movies. I actually enjoyed the 2nd movie and there were some elements of it which reminded me of certain spiritual truths. Nothing is completely bad or completely good. But there is that saying: Would you drink some water which had a 2% solution of poison? That water would be 98% good and 2% bad.
But I'm going to be "fair" and provide a link to this article in Envoy Magazine which is overall disfavorable to Harry Potter:
And here's a news article which notes what Rome's Chief Exorcist says:
ROME'S CHIEF EXORCIST WARNS PARENTS AGAINST HARRY POTTER North American Coverage Downplays Priest's Warnings
NEW YORK, January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) - In early December, Rome's official exorcist, Fr. Gabriele Amorth, warned parents against the Harry Potter book series. The priest, who is also the president of the International Association of Exorcists, said Satan is behind the works. In an interview with the Italian ANSA news agency, Rev. Amorth said "Behind Harry Potter hides the signature of the king of the darkness, the devil."
The exorcist, with his decades of experience in directly combating evil, explained that J.K. Rowling's books contain innumerable positive references to magic, "the satanic art". He noted that the books attempt to make a false distinction between black and white magic, when in fact, the distinction "does not exist, because magic is always a turn to the devil."
In the interview which was published in papers across Europe, Rev. Amorth also criticized the disordered morality presented in Rowling's works, noting that they suggest that rules can be contravened and lying is justified when they work to one's benefit.
Of note, the North American coverage of Rev. Amorth's warnings about Potter significantly downplayed the warnings. The New York Times coverage by Melinda Henneberger which was carried in Canada's National Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and on Yahoo Daily News left out most of the information in the European coverage which is quoted above. It only quoted Rev. Amorth as saying that "If children can see the movie with their parents, it's not all bad." The Times report also fails to mention that the movie version has significantly cleaned up Harry's image, making it less troublesome than the books.
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