Harry Potter and the Christians Who Di-Spell Him
“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we all must face the choice between what is right, and what is easy,” Professor Albus Dumbledore cautions Harry Potter. Many Christians tend to view the Harry Potter series as demonic, refusing to watch the movies or read the books because they fear their children will be enthralled with witchcraft. However, they do not realize how much Christian symbolism J.K. Rowling cunningly wove into her fantastic stories. Almost every spell and choice each character makes holds a deeper meaning than what the reader’s mind can comprehend without extensive analysis. Although Harry is viewed as a bridge to witchcraft in most Christian denominations, it is perfectly acceptable for believers to engage in the series because characters make the right choice due to the unconditional love they have for each other, it draws parallels to Christian beliefs, and the magic and spells are not Satanic and will not encourage children to practice Wicca.
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