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Faith leaders forgive Harry Potter | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 57 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 8, 2011, titled Faith leaders forgive Harry Potter | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Daniel Radcliffe, left, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson star in Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. A scene from the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Truth hurts

Crestview, FL

#42 Jul 8, 2011
Two fictional charactors that don't believe in each other, only in America!
Wiser Now

Dayton, OH

#43 Jul 8, 2011
History major wrote:
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You are correct. However, I think the larger point though is that The Chronicles of Narnia are still a work of fiction and fantasy. When I first read the books around middle school age, they were just fascinating stories. As a child I had no idea who C.S. Lewis was or his background, or that the stories were intended as religious allegory. In that vein, if I were atheist, I would have no problem with my kids reading the Narnia series. Likewise, if I were Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc., I would have no problem with my kids reading Harry Potter. They are all good stories and do not have to have any deeper meaning than being entertaining. As a parent, I could choose to further explore the meaning of the books (or any book/movie) for the deeper moral meaning, or just let them enjoy them as is. It's not for any religious group or government to decide.
I agree. The Brits seem to enjoy their allegorical and fantasy stories and even music for children. I remember singing something in church that had been composed by Benjamin Britten, again a children's allegory that was just plain weird and no fun to sing at all!
Erin

Portland, OR

#45 Jul 8, 2011
Yes, finally! People are realizing something that I understood when I started reading this series at 9 years old-that a book can only cause harm if you let it, and that magic is not the moral of the story-that kindness, love and sacrifice are. I spent three years convincing my grandma that I know the difference between reality and fiction, and that fiction will not convince me that I'm a witch in reality.
ScottieB

Columbus, OH

#46 Jul 8, 2011
My kids will miss another one. I think they can live without it. I find any religion that is a polar opposite to my own is inappropriate.
ScottieB

Columbus, OH

#47 Jul 8, 2011
ROMAN CATHOLIC wrote:
As if what evangelicals thought mattered.
It does. We elect people as a large majority!!
huh

Columbus, OH

#48 Jul 8, 2011
Wiser Now wrote:
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Narnia is an allegory, Aslan the Lion represents Jesus (The Lion of Judah). C.S.Lewis, the author, was a former atheist who became a brilliant Christain author. His work is world reknown.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA AAA!!!!

If you only knew my name and my family genealogy, you would understand why I found this entry absolutely HILARIOUS! Thanks for making my day.
your name here

Delphos, OH

#49 Jul 8, 2011
Steven Streets wrote:
There's some more of that Columbustani Taliban mentality.
A God created by holy imagination that has to be enforced by law and social coercion. Even in real reproductive medicine.
Will the real Jesus please stand up!(maybe real Jesus hates religious people after what they did to him on Passover and he wont have anything to do with them anymore).
Imaginary Jesus just can seem to agree on anything but Hell for all others not of the same imagination. That's the stuff Holy Columbustan is made of.
"With God every imagination is possible".(unless it isnt the RIGHT Proper Jesus imagination). My imagination is holier than your imagination.
Imagine.
off yours meds again I see
your name here

Delphos, OH

#50 Jul 8, 2011
SuLee wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how religious people change the rules to fit their situation. The Pope changes the rules of religion all the time. If I'm not mistaken, I believe even some of the words in the Bible have been recently changed.
With all the many and varied religions in the world, each one's followers claim only their's is the true faith and all the others are not.
Doesn't this seem silly to you? Or chancy, at best? Sort of like the lottery, isn't it?
Give me agnosticism any day!
Pew Lee: the Catholic Church is not a democracy. That's why it never mattered that your were not a member. Ha ha -- always playing the role of the snubbed outsider.
your name here

Delphos, OH

#51 Jul 8, 2011
Question wrote:
Jesus is Jesus and God is God. The Bible is still
the Bible. Harry Potter is FICTION. Let's leave
it at that.
Jesus is God. And the Holy Spirit is the vessel that comes to man -- thus the Trinity (Father, Son and Spirit) is formed and reveals Himself to the "Harry Potters" of the world.
your name here

Delphos, OH

#52 Jul 8, 2011
For Him wrote:
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I remember when Rosemary's Baby, The Valley of The Dolls and many other books and movies were banned by the Central Ohio Catholic Newspaper on a weekly basis.
Those were the good old days. Someone in an editorial capacity"had a pair" and called human excrement...well... human excrement.
Frog Legs

Columbus, OH

#53 Jul 8, 2011
Satan's greatest deceptions come wrapped in partial truths. They do not need to be promoting the dark arts as being necessary to combat evil.
Paul Frazier

Hardin, IL

#54 Jul 8, 2011
The Harry Potter series does not need the forgiveness of fundamentalist clergy.
The clergy need to be forgiven for their knee jerk response to something that they knew nothing about.
last call

Reynoldsburg, OH

#55 Jul 11, 2011
wow isnt it awesome to know gods word! the truth!in the latter days men will give heed to seducing spirits not following sound doctrine.this is exactly whats going on here. i would not wish to be the author or have one thing to do with letting kids learn or be callused to learn ineqity.the person makes big money,lives in luxury no worrys right? it is written: it is apointed for a man to die once and then the judgment.fear not any man that has the power to kill the body.fear he who can kill the body and the soul. temporary gain for eternity is unwise.for what does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?
Niamh

Worthing, UK

#56 Jul 12, 2011
Sigh...JK Rowling is a Christian woman and I thought that was very evident in the books! Haters gonna hate I suppose. The 'magic' in the books bears absolutely no relation to witchcraft in real life (although the Christian perception of witchcraft also bears to resemblance to the reality). Not allowing your child to read the HP books is just sheer idiocy to me and taking offence where none was intended.
LUCKY_VIKY

Mumbai, India

#57 Jul 12, 2011
NO COMMENTS ......
LUCKY_VIKY

Mumbai, India

#58 Jul 12, 2011
NO COMMENTS.......
GodChild

Blue Island, IL

#59 Jul 18, 2011
last call wrote:
wow isnt it awesome to know gods word! the truth!in the latter days men will give heed to seducing spirits not following sound doctrine.this is exactly whats going on here. i would not wish to be the author or have one thing to do with letting kids learn or be callused to learn ineqity.the person makes big money,lives in luxury no worrys right? it is written: it is apointed for a man to die once and then the judgment.fear not any man that has the power to kill the body.fear he who can kill the body and the soul. temporary gain for eternity is unwise.for what does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?
Thankyou Well put & said I copied and paseted your comment to this topic on FB ! Thanks again for staying true To Christ when in this time it is frowned upon.

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