Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harry Potter and God

From the latest issue of Time...

"Rowling's work is so familiar that we've forgotten how radical it really is. Look at her literary forebears. In The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien fused his ardent Catholicism with a deep, nostalgic love for the unspoiled English landscape. C.S. Lewis was a devout Anglican whose Chronicles of Narnia forms an extended argument for Christian faith. Now look at Rowling's books. What's missing? If you want to know who dies in Harry Potter, the answer is easy: God."


Mom B said...

If even the worldly Time magazine can see this, how can Christians not see the inherent dangers of Harry Potter books?????

Grammy said...

I've never read a Harry Potter book, even though I tried. It just left me cold...a shiver ran through me, when I thought of young people all over the world getting caught up in the tripe of this series of books and movies.
It is unconscionable (sp?) to think of the continuing effects of these books.