Saturday, October 20, 2007

Harry Potter Inspired by Christianity? Proof: verses on gravestones? Children's author says she "struggles with" afterlife. So, good, evil are--?

What would be the definitions of "good" and "evil" for someone who is not convinced of afterlife?

What else are they not convinced of?

What are they teaching our little children?

"Pardon me while I scream a little," says the writer of this--click here: Christian parents: Stop trusting Harry Potter.


In another article, J.K. Rowling, author of the wildly popular series, Harry Potter, said recently that she still wrestled with the concept of an afterlife. An article entitled, Christianity inspired Harry Potter reveals that the author is not convinced about Christianity, after all.

The British website, (click on:) Telegraph, quotes her:

The truth is that, like Graham Greene, my faith is sometimes that my faith will return. It's something I struggle with a lot.

On any given moment if you asked me if I believe in life after death, I think if you polled me regularly through the week, I think I would come down on the side of yes - that I do believe in life after death.

But it's something I wrestle with a lot. It preoccupies me a lot, and I think that's very obvious within the books.

How can one who is a Christian and believes that Jesus died for the sins of all, wonder if there is an afterlife? I'm sorry, and God bless J. K. Rowling, I bear her no ill will; but that is not the Biblical definition of Christian.

Even if she does write verses on gravestones.

Yet, there are those who hand the books to little children, saying the HP books are good because they show good triumphing over evil.

Good wizards versus bad wizards?

I have to wonder what are the definitions of good and evil as presented by a dear lady who is not convinced of either heaven or hell.

And if she's not, why should she worry about anyone going into the land God promised? Including wizards!

Because God warns that wizards will not enter that land, according to God in Deuteronomy 18:9....

The article also refers to yet another article and the Pope's concern, that "these are subtle seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul before it can grow properly."

This Protestant must agree with the Pope.

And now that Ms. Rowling has sold how many books and made $1B plus and finished the series, she adds to the controversy she has already inspired with her occultism and outs the most important influence in the children characters' lives, the headmaster of the school.

How will this influence our children?

I would hope we would consider God's feelings and warning. That is, the specifics of--ta daa--Deuteronomy 18:9.... Good or evil, wizards do not enter the Promised Land. Period. According to God.

God hates the practice of wizardry.

And if I love God, how can I look for entertainment in what He hates?

And now, a school on witchcraft is opening in Missouri. The headmaster says it is possible because Hollywood has made it more acceptable.

Acceptable? Again, Deuteronomy 18 says no wizards will enter the Promised Land. God hates the practice. Whoa. Pretty strong, but there it is.

Even if I don't *practice* it, do I want to dwell on and be *entertained* by what my Lord *hates,* whether reality or fiction? I think that's the crux of the matter.

Besides hurting God, when we disobey,I have to think about that roaring lion in I Peter 5:8. Nobody talks about him much, anymore.

Everyone must choose for themselves what to do with Deuteronomy 18:9:

When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Deu 18:12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Gee, Lord, why not say what you mean? LOL

And see: God, Harry Potter and the Detestable Nations...

My friends must do as they are led. I just want them to be aware of what God says about it. And not be so open-minded their brains fall out! : )

God bless.


Deb said...

Did we need this? Did the adult and youngster readers ask for this information? In my view, no. All this news is going to do is make sure readers who are so inclined, go back to the books looking for "evidence" of Dumbledore's proclivities. None of which adds one iota to the stories.

Give it a rest, J.K. I'd love to say nobody cares, but unfortunately it looks as though that's not the case.

Angela Breidenbach said...

How sad. I think the character had enough of a GMC without adding political issues to it. How sad.

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Interesting. We need to pray for her that she will know God and her faith be strenghtened. I am sure with the money she has made, the people that surround her would tend to lead her away from the Lord.

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Intersting. I think we need to pray for her. With the money she has made, I would think the people that are surrounding her wouldf lead her away from the Lord.

Stormi said...

I think it is stupid to come out with a statement like that after the fact that she has written the books. I read them to see what they were about and there is nothing to even indicate that he is gay, its just a ploy to get in with the politcally correct sect, we can't leave out those homosexuals with out making them offended. Its just stupid, stupid.