While others may be of the opinion that this boy wizard is full of evil, I am one Christian who thinks otherwise. Here are some of my thoughts and some useful (and/or funny) links.
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Anarticle by William Bates, an Anglican pastor, about Harry Potter. The British perspective on the books is interesting.
The meaning of the names in Harry Potter is what first clued me into the intelligence Rowling has put into these books. For some good lists of name meanings look athttp://www.angelfire.com/rpg/towerhp/name.html http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Palace/6997/hidden.html http://www.geocities.com/PhoenixNet2/namemeanings.html http://www.theninemuses.net/hp/ http://www.cesnur.org/recens/potter_069.htm and http://www.cesnur.org/recens/potter_024.htm Anyone who thinks Harry Potter is real-world occultism they should first consider what Wiccans themselves say. http://www.cesnur.org/recens/potter_039.htm This is a rather funny article. Some anti-Potterists find it highly offensive (including Abanes) but it should be considered in light of it being a satire and nothing more. <http://www.cesnur.org/recens/potter_mi_eng.htm A very nice article about ethics in Harry Potter and about the relationship between religion and literature. http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/potter.htm Unfortunately, the article by The Onion that parodied Harry Potter has been removed from their site to be published in a book. However, this site quotes about all of it and is quite fun. http://www.truthminers.com/truth/harry_potter.htm This site makes the case for Christian stupidity very nicely. http://www.cesnur.org/2002/potter_004.htm. "The Gospel According to J.R.R. Tolkien" by the Boston Globe. http://www.prospect.org/print-friendly/print/V13/4/nelson-m.html. "The Gospel According to C. S. Lewis." http://www.eauk.org/CONTENTMANAGER/Content/press/EA_021122a.cfm. A Scottish viewpoint on ethics and magic in Harry Potter http://www.americanatheist.org/forum/potter.html. The view atheists have on the Harry Potter controversy and censorship gives an opposite perspective on the issue. The article "A Pagan Opinion about Harry Potter" is a nice review of the history of Merlin. Anyone who has read Harry Potter knows that Merlin is an important figure. Merlin was also of great fascination to C.S. Lewis. http://www.luchau.org/writing/harrypotter.htm. A writers and teachers opinion on the meaning of the books and how the books are seen by children. http://www.youth.co.za/theedge/reviews/reviewsPC02.asp. This article goes through all of the charges made against the Harry Potter books and shows whether there is any truth in them. http://www.cesnur.org/2001/potter/feb_01.htm. An article on wicca by a 13 year old Potter fan. http://www.witchvox.com/protection/kerr_sc_1c.html. This is a Wiccan website. I include it here because it is a refutation to Jack Roper's Christian anti-Potter article "Harry Potter: The Hero For Modern Witchcraft." The irony of it all is beyond understanding. http://www.cesnur.org/2002/potter_005.htm.I don't agree with everything in this article about White Magic, but the other opinions appear to be very well thought out.
Quite mad links: Here you will find more fanciful and laughable opposition to Harry Potter.
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