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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

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Some people have condemned the Harry Potter books as encouraging children to dabble in the occult.

Yes. They're called idiots.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

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Some people have condemned the Harry Potter books as encouraging children to dabble in the occult.

The Harry Potter books are much less harmful than the Bible, imo. They are a great read, quite moral and as far as I know, no one is forcing anyone to believe the tales therein are factually true! The Bible is full of hocus pocus, which if practised by a witch doctor, for instance, would have some Christians rushing for their crosses and garlic for protection. Many of the Bible stories are no more credible than those in the Harry Potter books, yet Biblical literalists reckon they actually happened as recorded. Whilst Harry Potter is read for pleasure, the Bible is often forced down the throats of people using scare tactics. I vote Harry Potter for  post of DEITY.
   





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Opinion is NOT fact,.
I love the Harry Potter series (though with the caviat that the last two novels are not suitable for under tens).
They are a good intro to the fantasy genre.

Scripture - the Spirit given word of God, is, to wquote one of the vanishingly few bits of Church of Scotland speak with which I wholeheartedly concur is
"The Supreme rule for faith and life".


Oh, and before you use the words "hocus-pocus", especially in a Christian context, can I suggest that you check the origin of the phrase?
I don't object - but it may cause offence to those on the board who agree with the concept of transubstantiation.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

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I don't object - but it may cause offence to those on the board who agree with the concept of transubstantiation.


Or those who like Latin.  
The origin of the term is obscure though, and may not refer to the RC mass. Even if it did, using the term isn't particularly offensive to any one who believes that the Body and Blood of Christ is eaten at the Eucharist; at worst it just throws a light on the sneering ridicule that some self-proclaimed Christians are/were capable of when referring to others' beliefs (if it is indeed the source of the term).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

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I don't object - but it may cause offence to those on the board who agree with the concept of transubstantiation.


It doesn't bother me.

I'm not even perturbed by the subsequent clanging of the perennial empty vessel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

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I don't object - but it may cause offence to those on the board who agree with the concept of transubstantiation.


It doesn't bother me.

I'm not even perturbed by the subsequent clanging of the perennial empty vessel.



I know my tradition doesn't take the same view on sacraments as yours, but I think that ridiculing them is simply below the belt, and something I, for one, would never do.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Harry Potter v The Bible Reply with quote

Floo wrote:
Jim wrote:
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Jim wrote:

I don't object - but it may cause offence to those on the board who agree with the concept of transubstantiation.


It doesn't bother me.

I'm not even perturbed by the subsequent clanging of the perennial empty vessel.



I know my tradition doesn't take the same view on sacraments as yours, but I think that ridiculing them is simply below the belt, and something I, for one, would never do.


I will certainly ridicule the silly notion that the bread and wine actually turns in to the body and blood of Jesus, which is a LIE! I can live the sacrament as the representation of his body and blood.
 




Sorry, floo, your definition of 'lie' is incorrect.
I may not agree with the doctrine of transubstantiation, but whether I agree with it or not, I acknowledge that, whatever it is it is NOT a lie.
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