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    vidcc's Avatar there is no god
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    There have been many what I would call silly attacks on the Harry Potter book series by "extreme" religious groups. Some have even had book burning events.

    But a new approach has risen to try to get the books out of schools and school libraries here in the USA.

    They are arguing that the books accurately depict witchcraft and wiccan religions and as both have been granted recognised religious status in the US (and are tax exempt) then the Harry Potter books should be banned because they promote religion.


    Do you think this has any "meat" to it?

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    I dont think the author is into witchcraft/hellish-rituals, I dont think she has teh knowhow.
    I believe she makes things up as she writes. Like fantasy or so.
    Cant back that up with paperwork but I dont think some religion/hubbabubba/whatever
    should be too scared about it.
    But there's also some Cults about which could take stuff very seriously.

    Been reading about $cientology a lot lately, very scary stuff.
    Have to "catch up" a little what other bigger Cults there is on about.


    As In the late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared:

    "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion"
    What if J.K. Rowling decides to make a "religion" out of Harry Potter?

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    I think these bible humpers have to much time on there hands.

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    Did n't the new Pope have a sermon on the evils of Harry ? About the twisting of family morals ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    There have been many what I would call silly attacks on the Harry Potter book series by "extreme" religious groups. Some have even had book burning events.

    But a new approach has risen to try to get the books out of schools and school libraries here in the USA.

    They are arguing that the books accurately depict witchcraft and wiccan religions and as both have been granted recognised religious status in the US (and are tax exempt) then the Harry Potter books should be banned because they promote religion.


    Do you think this has any "meat" to it?
    Are you calling the Pope a member of an extreme religious group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    They are arguing that the books accurately depict witchcraft

    If this is true, then they had better hurry with the rated R (or perhaps xxx) movie versions because I have a few spells I would like to learn.

    I really hope we do not continue in this direction. The America I return to when I finally go back to the states is going to be a whole other country from the one I remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Did n't the new Pope have a sermon on the evils of Harry ? About the twisting of family morals ?
    I think some author who has a bee in her bonnet about Harry Potter wrote to the Pope a few times about the books (and her book criticising the Potter books). He replied to her letters and I believe he told her she was right to highlight her concerns. It was her and not he that made the comments public and it is difficult to tell how in context they were (as I said, she has a bee in her bonnet).

    Somehow, I don't think the Catholic Church is about to embark on a book burning escapade .

    Vidcc, are US school libraries not allowed to stock any books at all dealing with religious themes? It seems to me that if that is the case then an awful lot of classic literature will get the heave ho ... or is this some madness that has not been thought through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Did n't the new Pope have a sermon on the evils of Harry ? About the twisting of family morals ?
    Then the Pope is full of shit.

    People make a big stink when something is making alot of money in a different medium than television.

    They ignore television entirely.

    Anyone seen The Worst Witch? What about the host of.........tons on TV depictions of witchcraft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Did n't the new Pope have a sermon on the evils of Harry ? About the twisting of family morals ?
    Then the Pope is full of shit.

    People make a big stink when something is making alot of money in a different medium than television.

    They ignore television entirely.

    Anyone seen The Worst Witch? What about the host of.........tons on TV depictions of witchcraft?

    Fair point!

    What about the new Bewitched movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    There have been many what I would call silly attacks on the Harry Potter book series by "extreme" religious groups. Some have even had book burning events.

    But a new approach has risen to try to get the books out of schools and school libraries here in the USA.

    They are arguing that the books accurately depict witchcraft and wiccan religions and as both have been granted recognised religious status in the US (and are tax exempt) then the Harry Potter books should be banned because they promote religion.


    Do you think this has any "meat" to it?
    Are you calling the Pope a member of an extreme religious group?
    Yes.
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