Faith leaders forgive Harry Potter | The Columbus Dispatch

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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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Steven Streets

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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.
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Who cares. It is fiction damn.
Get a life please.
Instead of forgiving find literacy...
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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!
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As if what evangelicals thought mattered.
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Forgiving? Is that a power your faith gives to you or God? Additionally who cares what a slow news day at the Dispatch.
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The franchise got too big for them, so the shrewd among their moronic masses capitulated. This is a familiar tune.
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And Harry accepts your "forgiveness". Why? Because since the beginning he's been a better person than you.
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Religion needs a studio audience, so every time their leaders make a statement we can hear laughter like a TV sitcom.
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Jesus is Jesus and God is God. The Bible is still
the Bible. Harry Potter is FICTION. Let's leave
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Amidst all of the commentary for and against the books over the years, people always overlooked the most important thing about the Harry Potter series: It got kids to read books. That's a huge accomplishment in today's instant entertainment society. Read on America!!!
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Makes sense to me one fictional charactor forgiving another.
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This is really all too funny, since both the Bible and Harry Potter are novels.
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Why can't they just keep their noses out of stuff? Who effing cares who they "forgive"? I'm pretty sure J.K. Rowling really didn't give a rat's ass who criticized her books.
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Mornin Coffee wrote:
This is really all too funny, since both the Bible and Harry Potter are novels.
Agreed!
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Re: the headline--that's certainly big of them.

Just demonstrates that forgiveness is not a gift for the forgiven. It is a process that heals the forgiver.
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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.
Despite the best efforts of prescriptivists, the words of the Bible--and our understanding of them--have always been in a state of flux. The words themselves may have been divinely inspired, but they were transmitted and understood in human language(s). Not so much changing the rules as it is people learning and growing.
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Mornin Coffee wrote:
This is really all too funny, since both the Bible and Harry Potter are novels.
I wouldn't call the Bible a novel. There are historical narratives, letters, books of poetry, books of the law--and depending on your acceptance of Jesus--biography.
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I will never forgive Harry Potter. Never!
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Harry Potter replied, "Thanks for the apology, but I am a fictional character and therefore do not really need an apology."

Religious leaders went on to forgive Pippi Longstocking for living alone as a single woman, and Winnie The Pooh for theft of honey.
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How infinitely righteous of them.. To bestow their "forgiveness" upon the tenets of a fictional story. I'm sure their god will take comfort in the fact that this segment of humankind is nobly passing judgement in his name. Bravo. FWIW, I forgive them for their ignorance.

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