Plot[ edit ] As the main title suggests, the plot centres on a legendary alchemical substance which is believed by some to give immortality Harry Potter has been living an ordinary life, constantly abused by his surly and cold aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia Dursley and bullied by their spoiled son Dudley since the death of his parents ten years prior.
Paul Hetrick, spokesman for Focus on the Familyan American Evangelical Christian group based in Colorado Springs, Coloradooutlined the reasons for his opposition to them: Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind Harry potter banned Magick.
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There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these thing are an abomination unto the LORD.
But there are numerous other verses to consider And in return, he will give me absurd wealth and power over the weak and pitiful of the world. Bushclaimed that during the Bush administration, "people in the White House " had denied Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because the books "encourage witchcraft.
Seven percent of Americans who have heard of the books have a negative view of them, with 52 percent having a positive opinion and the remaining 41 percent unsure.
Jack Brock, leader of the church, said the books were an abomination because they inspired children to study the occult. He and his followers admitted they have never read any of the books, and tossed in some Stephen King novels.
Venezuelan scholar Fernando Baez, in a study of the history of censorship and book destruction commented, "There is more than one way to destroy a book, upon being denied a city permit to burn books, the Rev. Douglas Taylor in Lewiston, Maine, has held several annual gatherings at which he cuts the Potter books up with scissors.
Navigating Good and Evil in Harry Potter, Narnia, and Star Wars,  wrote that the books preach Christian values and can be used to educate children in Christian tenets.
In his columns, he praised the books for displaying values that are "deeply compatible with Christianity. And she is very clear on this.
He stated in a private letter expressing gratitude for the receipt of the book, "It is good that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soulbefore it can grow properly.
In a second letter, the cardinal gave the author permission to make his first letter public. These letters from Ratzinger prior to his elevation to the papacy have been used to suggest that the pontiff was officially opposed to the novels.
Essayist Paolo Gulisano said the Harry Potter novels offer lessons in the importance of love and self-giving,  but Professor Edoardo Rialti described Harry Potter as "the wrong kind of hero" and said that, "Despite several positive values that can be found in the story, at the foundations of this tale is the proposal that of witchcraft as positive, the violent manipulation of things and people thanks to the knowledge of the occult, an advantage of a select few: One understands as well that sometimes this requires hard work and sacrifice.
Upon his birth people try to kill him, he is forever subjected to injustice but always supernaturally manages to prevail and save others. Let us reflect, who else … is held to be the unjustly treated God? Pamphlets were posted throughout the city, claiming that reciting a Harry Potter spell "is as if you are praying to evil ", and that "God hates magic.
Between an Anathema and a Smile that the Harry Potter books are not dangerous. He quotes other notable Orthodox priests and church officials such as M.
Pravdoliubov as supporting his position. Granger, a Christian classicisthas defended the books in his book, Looking for God in Harry Potter. Indeed, says Granger, the themes of love triumphing over death and choosing what is right instead of what is easy are very compatible with Christianity.
Anglicanism[ edit ] Inthe Dean of Canterbury Cathedral refused to allow his church to be filmed as part of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series, saying that it was unfitting for a Christian church to be used to promote pagan imagery.
It is also amusing, exciting and wholesome, and is just the sort of story families should be encouraged to read. Said one honorary chaplain, "Oh yes, there was quite a to-do.The Harry Potter series was the most challenged book last decade.
Now, books with LGBT characters are most at risk. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has 2,, ratings and 33, reviews.
Lily said: It only took me 7 months, but at least i've FINALLY finish. Harry Potter Tops List of Banned Books By SHANNON MAUGHAN, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. he results are in, and Harry Potter has racked up another (dubious, this time) achievement.
You wouldn’t think that the Harry Potter series is a controversial group of books, but, apparently, it really fucking is and to date, it remains one of the books school libraries in the US have the most trouble stocking because parents keep complaining about it.
Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Harry Potter has an unprecedented amount of freedom the summer before his Third Year. He stumbles into an odd shop in Diagon Alley that will change his life forever.