Fans Line Up to Buy Harry Potter Book -- themorningcall.com

There are 17 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 20, 2007, titled Fans Line Up to Buy Harry Potter Book -- themorningcall.com. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Readers waited in sheets of rain and blazing sun Friday, from Sydney to Seattle, to get their hands on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume in the schoolboy wizard's saga.

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United States

#1 Jul 20, 2007
Don't you have anything better to do than wait in line for a stupid book? Hilarious! There is nothing in this world that would make me wait in line FOR DAYS to purchase.
American

Springfield, MO

#2 Jul 20, 2007
They won't line up to buy the Lord's Word and actually learn something, but will to buy a book on evil witchcraft! Shows the condition the world is really in! And then many ask how the world will accept the Anti-Christ? Easy!

“Eye for an eye”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley Area

#3 Jul 20, 2007
Harry Potter is a homosexual.... not that there is anything wrong with that!
Hollyberry

Savannah, GA

#4 Jul 20, 2007
I am a Christian, and I've read every Harry Potter book so far. I think they are well written, excellent works of FICTION. I for one know the difference between FICTION and a book on evil witchcraft. While I wouldn't stand in line for the book, I can understand fan-dom. I mean, look at the fans of series like Star Wars, after all.
Oh, and Harry is not a homosexual! What a laugh that comment was!
Kelly

Slatington, PA

#5 Jul 20, 2007
OMG...Just came from the Promenade shops and Barnes and Nobles is like a satanic cult gathering of Potter wierdos...Freaks and the parents are just as freaky.
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#6 Jul 21, 2007
American wrote:
They won't line up to buy the Lord's Word and actually learn something, but will to buy a book on evil witchcraft! Shows the condition the world is really in! And then many ask how the world will accept the Anti-Christ? Easy!
There is nothing anti-religion in Harry Potter. There is more violence and witchcraft in the Bible than in Harry Potter. The Bible is responsible for more war and death than anything else in HISTORY. Religion is a crock.
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#7 Jul 21, 2007
Kelly wrote:
OMG...Just came from the Promenade shops and Barnes and Nobles is like a satanic cult gathering of Potter wierdos...Freaks and the parents are just as freaky.
OMG, maybe you should try to be more open minded. These are people just having fun. There is nothing Satanic about Harry.
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#8 Jul 21, 2007
Hollyberry wrote:
I am a Christian, and I've read every Harry Potter book so far. I think they are well written, excellent works of FICTION. I for one know the difference between FICTION and a book on evil witchcraft. While I wouldn't stand in line for the book, I can understand fan-dom. I mean, look at the fans of series like Star Wars, after all.
Oh, and Harry is not a homosexual! What a laugh that comment was!
Thank You. Finally, an intelligent Christian who recognizes fiction and fun and doesn't have to attack just because the priests tell them too. What did you think of Da Vinci Code?
Hollyberry

Savannah, GA

#9 Jul 21, 2007
I honestly preferred the "prequel" Demons and Angels to the DaVinci Code. I thought it was a better read and more interesting over all. But they were both fascinating.
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#10 Jul 25, 2007
I agree. Angels and Demons was pretty brilliant. I was in the middle of Deception Point when my wife stole it from me. A little tougher to get into...
I miss Tom Clancy's fiction. they are dated now, but in the 80's and 90's the Jack Ryan novels were great. I wonder if Brown has a few more Robert Langdon novels in him.
Hollyberry

Savannah, GA

#11 Jul 25, 2007
Angels and Demons, that was the title. My error. I knew it didn't sound right when I typed it! I've not read Deception Point at all (yet). My husband was a huge Tom Clancy fan, but stopped reading him as he kept coming out with mediocre stuff in more recent years.
I'm waiting for the Potter books to come out as a boxed set - have it on my Christmas list already.
I think that if you let a fiction book change your beliefs, then you were looking for a change anyway. If you are strong enough in your belief system, it is merely educational and entertaining to read a variety of novels. Heck, I read a book, I think it was called the Jesus Dynasty, that purported Jesus was the son of a Roman centurion. Fascinating reading, but didn't change my thoughts on who Jesus is.
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#12 Jul 28, 2007
Hollyberry
Exactly, I am agnostic myself and I am strong enough in my uncertainty to consider all sources, I just haven't made a decision yet (and suspect I never will).
I don't think there is ANYONE in the world who really read Rowling's work that believes it is real and turned away from religion because of it...unless they are so lost they are latching onto anything as an excuse. I don't think she ever MENTIONS religion in the whole series...positive or negative...
sangredelord

Halifax, Canada

#13 Jul 31, 2007
CICERO (Marcus Tullius Cicero). First century B.C. Roman stateman, writer.

"Softly! Softly! I want none but the judges to hear me. The Jews have already gotten me into a fine mess, as they have many other gentleman. I have no desire to furnish further grist for their mills." (Oration in Defense of Flaccus)

Cicero was serving as defense counsel at the trial of Flaccus, a Roman official who interfered with Jewish gold shipments to their international headquarters (then, as now) in Jerusalem. Cicero himself certainly was not a nobody, and for one of this stature to have to "speak softly" shows that he was in the presence of a dangerously powerful sphere of influence.
and on another occasion Cicero wrote:

"The Jews belong to a dark and repulsive force. One knows how numerous this clique is, how they stick together and what power they exercise through their unions. They are a nation of rascals and deceivers."
sangredelord

Halifax, Canada

#14 Jul 31, 2007
REV. MARTIN LUTHER, sermon at Eisleben, a few days before his death, February, 1546

"Besides, you also have many Jews living in the country, who do much harm... You should know the Jews blaspheme and violate the name of our Savior day for day... for that reason you, Milords and men of authority, should not tolerate but expel them. They are our public enemies and incessantly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ, they call our Blessed Virgin Mary a harlot and her Holy Son a bastard and to us they give the epithet of changelings and abortions.
Therefore deal with them harshly as they do nothing but excruciatingly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ, trying to rob us of our lives, our health, our honor and belongings."
KMD

Joplin, MO

#15 Aug 6, 2007
What?? Harry Potter? You are the antichrist? Good Grief what took you so long? I've been waiting for centuries.(20 of them in fact) We must meet and make plans before these foolish Christians destroy the earth completely. They now have some really exotic weapons, you know. Some capable of destroying the earth itself. We must act quickly, we do not have much time.
Always
DCLXVI
Vinny

Nazareth, PA

#18 Aug 15, 2007
sangredelord wrote:
REV. MARTIN LUTHER, sermon at Eisleben, a few days before his death, February, 1546
"Besides, you also have many Jews living in the country, who do much harm... You should know the Jews blaspheme and violate the name of our Savior day for day... for that reason you, Milords and men of authority, should not tolerate but expel them. They are our public enemies and incessantly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ, they call our Blessed Virgin Mary a harlot and her Holy Son a bastard and to us they give the epithet of changelings and abortions.
Therefore deal with them harshly as they do nothing but excruciatingly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ, trying to rob us of our lives, our health, our honor and belongings."
Oh, yeah, you aren't full of hate...Jesus was Jewish, you moron.
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Serfaus, Austria

#19 Dec 11, 2012
American wrote:
They won't line up to buy the Lord's Word and actually learn something, but will to buy a book on evil witchcraft! Shows the condition the world is really in! And then many ask how the world will accept the Anti-Christ? Easy!
Take a chill piill and quit thinking like n idiot :)

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