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Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:31 am    Post subject: Only in America...I hope.  Reply with quote

Gleaned from "Ship of Fools", I found this link....
http://aattp.org/conservative-chr...-her-kids-wont-turn-into-witches/

Oh, dear!
Apart from infringing copyright laws, this is about as pethetic as I think it's possible to get.
This woman needs to realise that faith isn't about destroying something her granny didn't like...or coating a series of imaginative  novels with a Christian veneer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would you know about her faith Jim? This is about her not wanting her children reading books about witches and their craft. So I hear it's all just fantasy. Maybe, but I don't blame the lady for not taking the chance with her children. Children are not adults Jim, sometimes what is fantasy and what is reality gets mixed up. Even for a lot of adults. Why, if you had children Jim, and you being a Presbyterian minister, would want your young ones filling their heads on a series of books on witches, the occult and their craft is beyond me. Why you as a minister would look down your nose and scorn Christian parents that don't want that for their children is a shame. But that maybe explains the sinking numbers in your CofS.
If you think that there are no Christian parents in the UK that object to the Harry Potter series, you are fooling yourself.

And not only that! Dicky Dawkins himself is attacking Harry Potter these days. Too funny! Only in the UK!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-writing a fiction classic because it doesn't conform with our idea of what fiction should be is an insult to the intelligence.
So we should similarly alter "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"?
"Grimm's Fairy Tales"?
We already dumbed down and Disneyfied Hans Anderson.
What about Eddings? McCaffrey? Adams (both Richard and Douglas), etc.
Fantasy encourages imagination.
Limiting it is the product of a limited intellect.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

   
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If somebody wants to write something for children and get rid of all that occult one finds in Harry Potter books, I say good for them. And shame on any so called Christian that encourages children to read books full of the occult. So about Dicky Dawkins latest crusade Jim, the one AGAINST your blessed Harry Potter? Too funny!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, I must stress for Jim and that atheist, Dawkins is attacking Harry Potter. And a, only in the UK, right back at ya boys!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never read a Harry Potter book or indeed seen any of the films, but if they get powwow this worked up, maybe I should remedy that lapse on my part.

I had thought they were just a series of fantasy novels about teenagers flying about on broomsticcks playing an imaginary game called quidditch or some such.

Clearly I was wrong, the books have been devised to specifically precipitate the downfall of Western civilisation. Wow - how wrong was I?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trentvoyager wrote:
I've never read a Harry Potter book or indeed seen any of the films, but if they get powwow this worked up, maybe I should remedy that lapse on my part.

You read my mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh stop the drama. I could pick up a Harry Potter book and read it, no prob dear trent. I object to snotty liberal Christians that attack a lady for writing a book for her children minus all that occult stuff. I object to snotty liberal Christians attacking and using the only in America angle and then ignoring and remaining silent about the fact that the UK's Dicky Dawkins is, these days, on a crusade against, yup that's right dear trent, HARRY POTTER! Just too too funny!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dicky Dawkins is on a crusade against HARRY POTTER! I love this!


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