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what do you think about all Harry Potter books burning?

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I think it`s not normal!Books by my opinnion has nothing to do with cherch,god, or saton!i love the books because they are amazing and so magical!and this whole thing is so lame!
Jennx posted over a year ago
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Who burnes Harry Potter books? That's insane!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are the best books I've ever read! Man!!!!!!!!!!!
tototo19 posted over a year ago
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The priest of the church my parents attend is a Harry Potter fan. When the Deathly Hallows book came out there was a message on the billboard outside this nearby Lutheran church which read "Dumbledore's Mother Has The Same Name As Our Pastor". I even remember reading an article written by a Benedictine monk who touted the virtues and lessons taught in the HP books. I pity Pastor Brock for his ignorance.
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Mermaid-Tail said:
The link isn't working for me, so I'm going to assume you mean HP books being burned by people based on religious views who feel they promote witchcraft. I think it's retarded.
Seriously, the people who say it promotes things like witchcraft and satanism, they are just very stupid people.
Let's pretend it's an opinion worthy of debate and look at it logically. Say the people reading HP were dumb enough to think "I'm reading a book about a wizard...I hereby renounce God and dedicate my life to witchcraft" which is beyond unlikely because the fans are not that dumb. The thing is, even if we pretend the fans are that dumb, the mythology of the books says being a witch or wizard is out of your hands, you either are or aren't, so people can't just casually take it up. Meaning, if anything, people silly enough to be influenced by the book in that way would be LESS likely to take up witchcraft not more, because going by the books own mythology magic isn't something they can just do. Not to mention the enormous world of difference between the book's take on magic compared to any of the real life 'witchcraft' religions people are concerned about being promoted. They are so incredibly different, again that would be off putting to obsessive fans, again making them LESS likely to like the real world versions if they were basing their opinions on the books.
And that's looking past all the obvious (that the fans are aware it's fantasy. That anyone weird enough to base religion on HP is not normal and needs medical help, therefor cannot be taken as an example of sane reactions to the books. That the whole point of the books focuses on self sacrifice, helping others, doing the right thing etc...oh yeah. What bad messages for people *eye roll*)

Also, the magic in the books is clear fantasy. That's like saying the Harry Potter books promote using house elves. The book's magic is not promoted as any more true to the real world than the dragons or giants, and I don't see many people influenced by the books to go out searching for unicorns. Just like I have never ever known any of the many fans I have spoken to to have had their belief system altered by the books, or to seriously consider witchcraft based on the books. It just doesn't happen, and the people who think it does need to take heir head out of their bonfire smoke and get aquatinted with the real world.
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posted over a year ago 
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completely agree
volleyblue13 posted over a year ago
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I voted this as a best answer
kwlski4ever posted over a year ago
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Amen.
bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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ravenclawgirl5 said:
Oh my goodness gracious. These people seriously have nothing better to do? HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME! It's about how good always conquers evil! Who cares if it has some witchcraft in it?
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imopop said:
In the picture it shows a flag with a nazi symbol so what does that say about the people burning them? Harry Potter is a story and burning it because it is thought to be a mark of the devil or against god is just stupid.
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pensatibo said:
i think that will suck
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bubbly_making said:
its just pathetic- books are books, you'd have to be pretty stupid to take up devil-worshiping just because of a fictional story
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cleo13491 said:
I think burning Harry Potter books ( or banning them from some librarys, for that matter ) is really silly.

I mean, hello, its a fictional book, about fictional wizards. Seriously.
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ArcticWolf said:
I hate it when people do this! I'm a Christian and I LOVE Harry Potter! This is why I now live by the quote "Don't judge a book by it's cover". Burning books is just... not right. Aren't they aware that Harry Potter teaches valuable life lessons? Like love conquers all, stand up for your friends, etc...

But what I find most ironic about this is J.K. Rowling is a Christian, I believe. Well, I know she went to church as a kid, and there actually is some Christian symbolism in the books.

Wow, just wow. Talk about ignorant and prejudice.
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posted over a year ago 
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DItto, Im a Roman Catholic. I have been baptised, gone through communion, and confrimation. And I plan to get married in the Catholic Church. I go every Easter and Christmas-well most. I havent been going lately but its not because of Harry Potter. I have a mental illness and its unresolved so Im mad at God. But my love For HP hasnt swayed my beliefs.
Persephone713 posted over a year ago
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I was just confirmed. :)
ArcticWolf posted over a year ago
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^^I'm so sorry about that! I'm glad HP hasn't changed your beliefs in any way, I hate when people just assume you turn evil when you read the books!
ArcticWolf posted over a year ago
LUV_4_BIEBER said:
Holy shit! there was a book burning? im CATHOLIC and so are ALL of the people i know that l o v e harry potter! WTF!
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Im too, they give us a bad name- these kind of Catholics are called FUNDEMENTALISTS. Extreme beliefs about the bible. Kool-aid drinkers.
Persephone713 posted over a year ago
TeamSiriusBlack said:
I"M Roman Catholic and I'm not renouncing God because of Harry Potter. And Pastor, read the books before you judge. Honestly, my priests are always saying don't judge a book by it's cover and there he goes saying to do it.
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