Thursday, July 26, 2007

my last harry potter post

I am increasing feeling tired of the whole HP phenomenon. What does it say about us that more Catholic people want to talk about a KID'S book on the blogs and the Catholic Answers Forum than the Holy Father's book on Christ? Grown people with presumably things to do stood in line for hours to get a KID'S book. How many of them would stand in line to buy the Bible?

This last book in the series reminded me of a big white cake with almond butter cream frosting made with sugar, butter, almond extract and a dash of powdered bird's droppings. Yes, it was highly entertaining and yes, Harry ends up happily ever after --- did you really doubt it? But euthanasia is shown here in a noble light. I found that unnerving.

2 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

Euthanasia was shown in a noble light??? That's scary!

Yes, I agree with you about this whole HP *child's* book that people are falling all over themselves to get. And of course don't forget the film!! Oh brother.

And if bookstores announced that they were selling a lovely leather-bound copy of the Bible?? Nary a peep...

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

What does it say about us that more Catholic people want to talk about a KID'S book on the blogs and the Catholic Answers Forum than the Holy Father's book on Christ? Grown people with presumably things to do stood in line for hours to get a KID'S book.

Well, that is what some would be saying about Lord of the Rings.

I have not read Ratzinger's book on Christ, but I have a feeling it is heterodox.

Wouldn't he be a creationist, like Our Lord, otherwise?