Tuesday, September 05, 2006

SupercalifragilisticexpiKing of Darkness?

Did you know that I have damned my children (and myself) to eternal suffering? Did you know that I am facing corruption on a daily basis? Did you know that I have allowed pure evil into my house?

It's true. According to Reverend Gabriele Amorth, who is the Chief Exorcist for Pope Benedict XVI, I am consorting with the devil every time I open up a copy of the Harry Potter books, written by noted Satanist J.K. Rowling.

But not everyone agrees. The Christian Science Monitor wrote a piece arguing a more rational (natch?) point of view for how to address the mix of magic, morals, good, and evil found in Harry's adventures.

This church reportedly used Harry Potter in its Vacation Bible School, which apparently doubled the attendance. (It's the fourth story on the linked page.) Predictably . . . the church was Episcopalian. (I kid because I LOVE--and because I'm Episcopalian also.)

1 comment:

lulu said...

For the damned life of me, I don't understand religion and why so many millions would believe that clap-trap and so much other clap-trap. (Disclaimer: I finally watched "Brokeback Mountain" last week. Without religion, there would be no need for a book/movie like "Brokeback Mountain".) ((Disclaimer: I just had endodontic surgery yesterday and it hurts like hell today. I might be a little cranky.))

Anyway, congrats, Burb! You topped 10,000!!!!