Friday, July 20, 2007

The obligatory Harry Potter post

Well, today is the big day. The last Harry Potter book will be released at midnight. I can't say that I'm excited. I did not like the last book and I'm in no great hurry to read this one. If I had young kids I wouldn't let them read HP, never mind the witchcraft for a minute-- there is an incredible amount of death, pain and violence in Harry's world and I'm not sure that's good for the little ones.

Back to the witchcraft, one thing that really caught my attention is that the world's leading exorcists are having a convention in Mexico (pretty good place if you're a fighter of dark forces) and they don't like the HP series at all. Apparently, neither does the pope. I think I'll defer to the priests who deal daily with the wickedness and subtle snares of the devil on this issue.

Hat tip to Spirit Daily


Carolina Cannonball said...


Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I read a post on 16 things that are "so wrong" with Harry Potter.

I might one day (perhaps asking permission of a superior first) read them in order to see how the "love triangle" of Ron, Hermione and Harry unfolds.

I think author is sending a very bad message about human love to fans, but haven't read it yet.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"the world's leading exorcists ... don't like the HP series at all."

Well, I think it may have been an article by bishop Williamson, or by sn else, but it was more than one issue of Mitteilungsblatt of German district of SSPX, and it was mentioned an exorcist considered parts of it truly "real stuff" as to diabolism.

That is why I am not reading that stuff.