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Nashville school bans Harry Potter books

You can’t make this **** up.

“He noted that he consulted with several exorcists before making the decision.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/nashville-catholic-school-removes-harry-potter-books-evil/story?id=65354653

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Good for them, no need for books when there are movies available

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reading is lame af

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Harry Potter has been targeted for a while by religious groups due to the witchcraft theme. I got some pamphlets like 10-15 years ago which denounced Harry Potter.

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I have a couple in-laws that are uber Catholic and they truly believe Harry Potter books are evil. Well, not like the Necronomicon from Evil Dead type of evil. They believe kids that read the book will be not only turned away from Christianity, but go full pagan.

It baffles me. They’re otherwise pretty normal people.

thats weird. im uber catholic and have read all the books. dont see the issue, unless these foos just never read the book. there was no religious thing and it was portrayed as fiction. anyways they also told me not to read the da vinci code and i did it anyway as i liked to read popular books. now that one is really satans work. dan brown is definitely going to hell for his blasphemy. assuming hell exists taht is.

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Nerdyblop wrote:

unless these foos just never read the book.

Of course they haven’t read the books. Objectivity isn’t their strong suit.

I’m a pretty conservative Christian and I don’t see what the fuss is all about. It’s not any worse than The Chronicles of Narnia. (From what I can tell.  I haven’t read HP and probably never will.). 

82 > 87
Simple math.

Greenman72 wrote:

I’m a pretty conservative Christian and I don’t see what the fuss is all about. It’s not any worse than The Chronicles of Narnia. (From what I can tell.  I haven’t read HP and probably never will.). 

You should give them a read. They’re really well done and entertaining. I like them much better than The Chronicles of Narnia (which I actually really disliked after the first book).

I have the box set at home, waiting to read them with the kids when they’re older. 

you basically need to come from a target school pedigree/work at prestigious firm in the US/have a really good connection.

- AF hivemind

^Which one?  HP or CoN?  

And I agree with Sweep–CoN went downhill after the first book.  

But it’s nothing against HP, I just don’t really like fiction.  I haven’t enjoyed it in a while, but LOTR ruined it for me completely.  

82 > 87
Simple math.

Greenman72 wrote:

^Which one?  HP or CoN?  

HP.

I just got around to reading the article posted. Imagine believing that a series of fantasy novels written in modern times contains the blueprint for actual magic. I mean, that would obviously be awesome and I’d be working towards mage status asap, but it seems pretty unlikely. Catholics and their mysticism.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email states. 

you basically need to come from a target school pedigree/work at prestigious firm in the US/have a really good connection.

- AF hivemind

its definitely fake. i tried casting crucio a lot to no avail.

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avada kedavra used to bother me so much, like you wrote 7 books but you couldn’t think of anything that  doesn’t sound suspiciously like abra kadabra. and jk is a waycist anyway so anyone who attempts to throw her into the dustbin of history is a+ in my book. you go christians!!

barry trotter especially the one where dumbledore locks up hermoine in the chamber of secrets to be his sex slave was a far superior literary piece of work

i heard dumbledore is a gay. but now maybe a bi? also abra kadabra is a pokemon. 

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dumbledore was in love with grindelwald bruuuu!!!

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HP.

I just got around to reading the article posted. Imagine believing that a series of fantasy novels written in modern times contains the blueprint for actual magic.

I’d love to spend a few weeks with a family/community that is so out there that they believe in this kind of stuff. The fact that people like this exist in an industrialized country baffles me.

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