O_O I dont see why it is a bad thing that children might think magic and sorcery to be "good" its not like magic wands are avaliable for every child to have and its just illegal O_O now.. if JKR had made a book making children think ... POT was good... so more children started smoking this illegal substance, then it would be bad.... but I dont see how believing in magic and sorcery can be bad for a child???
|Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in March blasted the book as an absurd distortion of history, saying it was full of cheap lies and Catholic bookstores should take it off their shelves.
And how does this fit in??? I mean.. an "absurt distorion of history" O_O ITS FICTION!!!!! ITS NTO SUPPOSED TO BE REAL O_O What.. in a story about a magical bunny that flies, the author is supposed to point out all the facts about the places the bunny went, and the history? "Oh bunny went to the briar patch and in this patch a bazillion years ago some stuff happened and it had to do with the church"
Some people have funky views about stuff. I say kids should be able to watch and read whatever they want within reason.. .you're not helping a seven year old child by restricting him to read telletubbies while outside in the real world, at school and outside, he is exposed to stuff much worse than television or harry potter could give. I bet they dont like the "disrespect to authority" that goes on in some of the books... well its like.. Hm.. ok.. so.. you're an 11 year old child who has been living in a cuboard and starved all your life, you still should love your aunt and uncle and do whatever they want, even though they abuse you. its like telling a child that has been beaten by her father to shut up and respect him and still give him love. People who run their lives by a book and what other people say seems silly to me. Sure, the bible has morals that should be taken into account and thought of and used.... but the thing is the bible was written in a time when thigns were very different, the times today account for a newer, updated bible it seems.... I mean... new york police officers dont follow the laws of 1837 now do they? For a small example I suppose. Now I'm not saying the bible is bad, or other things are bad, some of the stories they have in there are actually very good and can help you make good choices in life, but the other values of the bible and religions are sometimes very screwed up.. which is why I follow my own values, and I havent turned out to be bad.. I hate cigarettes, I cant stand alcohol, I dont go off having sex with strangers every day (only on weekends! *Joking*) I believe in the marriage thing when it comes to that.
I just dont see how a book could be harmful. I for one have turned out a much better person than what I could be for reading as much as I do. I know a majority of things I have learned in my lifetime came from reading books.
|i understand that harry potter is only fictional and mostly harmless but it is about sorcery and sorcery is witchcraft, something God is completely against.
I'm sorry, maybe I just dont understand... but are yousaying you like what God likes, andhate what God hates? Do most religious people do this? Because to me it is sounds like if there was a kid in school everyone liked, and everyone decided to like what the kid liked and hate what the kid hated, not I am not saying God is a kid... but there is a basic comparison between the two situations. As the kids were trying to be as much like the popular kid as they could, it sounds to me like some religious people are trying to be as like God as they possibly can. I'm sorry but thats another thing I dont believe in. I believe in being myself. I'm not going to hate something just because someone else says its wrong. If an old parchment written by Jesus (and proven to be written) or something showed up, saying God told him that in the year 2010 on August 17th everyone had to jump off of a 1000 foot bridge, I would not be at said 1000 foot bridge on August 17th, preparing to jump off of it.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I ddint mean to, I was trying to say what I wanted to say without offending.
|Lastly, what was called 'witchcraft' in ages past, can accurately be called herbalism, hortoculture, holistic medicine, and naturopathy today.
In ages past, anything that we, as humans, could not understand, or refused to understand was labeled witchcraft.
Eastern medicines (Holistic and Naturopathic) are now part of mainstream medicine, obviously there is nothing wrong with relying on what nature, God, has provided us, especially if modern medicine does more harm than good.
And I agree with this totally also. By going into a Wal-mart and buying a bottle of Tums or Tylenol, you are going against Gods word, because back in the bible's day that stuff wasnt around, and was concidered witchcraft. Take a tiny pill and instantly feel better? WITCHCRAFT! A large percentage of stuff that was called witchcraft by the bible is now acceptable accross the world.
What they need is to UPDATE THE BIBLE. People cant keep following rules of 2000 years ago today! Not like they should have a hip hop version of david and GOliath.. but some of the stuff like slavery in there is bad. Do people just skip over the part that says slavery is good and pretend it doesnt exist? Do they say, oh.. well God said we couldnt take anything and consume it and it would make me feel all better, so I'll just ignore my headache and not buy tylenol. Some of the stuff just seem so silly to me...