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July 09, 2007

Counting Down the Days. . .


Sidenote: And while I respect not all families like Harry Potter, I echo Hubby's sentiments when he says, "Enough bytes have given their lives already to endless debates over the ostensibly pagan nature of Harry Potter and his alleged ability to turn nice kids into warlocks. I'll confine my remarks to something I wrote the other day on a blog I frequent: If your child's grasp of Christianity is so tenuous that Harry Potter can turn him to the dark side, then you have failed in your covenant duties as a parent. Further, Hogwart's is little more than a fanciful adaptation of British public school life. I think a much greater threat than children turning to witchcraft is that they may develop a desire to wear knickerbockers and speak in fruity little English voices. Now THAT is something to fear."

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I think I would like your husband a lot. That's how I feel about Harry Potter as well, though I do respect parents who don't want their children to read it. The problem, however, occurs when those children turn into Pharisees in their own right, lording it over children who enjoy reading about the misadventures of Harry and friends.

Posted by: Chelsey at July 9, 2007 10:52 PM

Hear, Hear!

I am slogging my way through Goblet of Fire, so I doubt I'll be finished with Book Six before Seven arrives. Mine's been on order since the first possible day!

Hermione had the right idea when she doubled up on classes in Prisoner of Azcaban--I'd love to be able to be painting my kitchen and reading on the couch at the same time!

: D

Posted by: kim from hiraeth at July 9, 2007 11:43 PM

Wow. Very well said.

Posted by: Rocks In My Dryer at July 9, 2007 11:47 PM

"I think a much greater threat than children turning to witchcraft is that they may develop a desire to wear knickerbockers and speak in fruity little English voices. Now THAT is something to fear."

ROFL...I don't know why but this cracks me up! :) Hanging out for the book here too.

Posted by: Rachel at July 9, 2007 11:58 PM

I'm totally going to my local Borders' Harry Potter party... last one!! Any plans for the big night?

Posted by: Jennifer at July 10, 2007 12:25 AM

Hear, hear! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Posted by: Abigail at July 10, 2007 06:08 AM

Oh come on, knickerbockers aren't that bad. Cheerio!

Posted by: skerrib at July 10, 2007 12:01 PM

That is a great quote. My husband and I both loved it and completely agree.

Posted by: Rebecca at July 10, 2007 10:12 PM

I think we'll be going to the OOTP matinée this Saturday. Oh, and I know Hubby and I will be not wanting to share the new book. Kristen and Mike have a good book sharing strategy. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at July 11, 2007 10:31 PM


 
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