is showing people how to be evil satanic WITCHES. Notice that they call people in the book WITCHES. That is a sign that they are subliminally training people to use WITCHCRAFT. WITCHCRAFT is satanic. Therefore, Harry Potter promotes WITCHCRAFT and YOU SHALL NOT SUFFER A WITCH TO LIVE. Also, the school is called "Hogwarts School of WITCHCRAFT" showing that is obviously teaching people WITCHCRAFT which is SATANIC. In Harry Potter, the WITCHES went to great pains to conceal themselves from the regular, non-satanic folk. This is obviously a secret WITCHCRAFT guide that tells people how to be WITCHES and worship SATAN, while pretending to be an innocent work of fiction. Real WITCHES exist, but they hide well from us using information gleaned from Harry Potter, so that they can continue to worship SATAN.
This series clearly talks about demons: Slytherin, Draco and so forth. It teaches the dark arts with things like spell casting, astrology, how to put curses on people and astral projection. It is an eye-opener for the totally ignorant and innocent young mind about the evil craft. It creates a yearning to practice it with an exciting story about "normal" young people growing up and leaning about the world and themselves in school. However, it is a satanic school with teachers who are occult masters. These occult masters are made to seem so lovable, caring and sweet that it gives the feeling that nothing could be evil in this whole set-up. It entices the young to become occultists.
It is just pure evil, don't be fooled by calling it entertainment. Witchcraft and sorcery is real and is evil (wicked, ungodly). There are no two ways around that. Nowadays people are easily deceived, especially if you call yourself Christian and think that evil doesn't exist even in the slightest appeal, you are sadly mistaken. Great use of the title 'fiction' to present a real world of witchcraft that really goes on in our world.
Keep your children from watching such films..
1 thes 5:22 , Prov 16:17
Wands, spells, flying brooms are fine with me. What makes their books and movies dangerous is that they use real satanic invocations in them. Can you imagine the amount of children memorizing them, then playing Harry Potter with their friends, thinking they are making "make believe" magic?
It is just harmful, and their author should know better than to teach real demonic invocations to children. That woman does not deserve the money those products cost.
Buy them anything else instead, and tell them why they can't read/ see Harry Potter.
Because witchcraft is necessarily pagan, and Harry Potter incorporates witchcraft positively into its plot-line. As one who has read Harry Potter multiple times, I can attest to its inclusion of such heretical plot devices as 'wands,' 'potions,' and -- ye heathens be warned -- 'broomsticks.' I'm incognisant of any tale that even approaches the level of pure heresy that Harry Potter spews upon the innocent minds of young children.
If any of you are believers and you have read these books, repent and burn the books. God's word is very plain about witchcraft, sorcery, and divination.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God.
2 Chronicles 33:6 He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.
Galatians 5:19-21. 19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, 21 occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
With Sorcery being in that list know that reading these books opens the door for Satan to get his demons to enter and reck havoc. They can stay as long as you entertain the lie that these books are not evil. Test your faith against His word. If you love Him he will open your eyes to the truth. In Him, Beth
The only reason all of you think teaching kids to cast spells on people is so harmless is because you haven't lived in a country like Haiti or Africa or many South American countries where witchcraft and voodoo have been practiced for many years and they know it's not harmless fun. Satan is suttle, years ago it was bewitched, a comedy. Today it is witches of eastwick, a drama. As one man from Africa put it "I don't understand, we have been trying to rid our country of witchcraft for decades and you Americans with all your education are allowing your society to be indicated with it through cartoons, and movies.
I think it would be awesome to be able to perform magic. I do not buy into all the crap that the anti harry potter people(or the frowning down of any book). I believe any book should be allowed to be read. If parents do not want their kids reading a certain book then they can exercise their power as a parent. Witchcraft does not exist. I also am in the belief that there is no god, a god figure maybe. If God comes up to me one day then I will believe him, until then science rules. Also the demonic invocations are actually derived from latin words that mean what the spell does, so if you think they are demonic you might as well call the romans a bunch of satan worshippers and devil lovers. If you think latin is satanic then I will openly call your church satan's church.
Oberon Zell Ravenheart opened a real wizardry and witchcraft school in 2004. It is an online school that teaches its students (who can be as young as 11) real witchcraft and uses the harry potter books as text books for certain subjects. Dont be naive. Witchcraft does exist and harry potter promotes it!
The wiccans of England, or Druids as some know them, were and are today just as the books describe them. They believe that there is power in the wood that the wands are made from. They also believe in incantations from a book of spells. There are master wizards, there are both good and bag magic in their beliefs. These beliefs are exactly what Satan wants us to believe if we have that bent for the occult. It takes away from seeing that one God is the the creator, and that his son died for our sins to bring us back into harmony with him. Nowhere in the series does it give any mention of God, hence by excluding him it is Satanic.
Im sure if the show was around during medieval times then all the idiots who believed in that superstitious nonsense would say yes, or if you are a literal christian dumba**.
But there is no promotion of satanic witchcraft and it is for entertainment purposes only.
Also there is NO evidence whatsoever that there is any such thing as magic or Satan so either way why would it matter?
Even if people in the books are called witches the books do not show any "REAL" methods of sorcery or witchcraft if it even exists or not, the two people who say the book is teaching people to be witches are blind and need to get their heads out of their butts
The age group that reads it (8-14 ish) know that it's fictional, and are not that deep. The majority of the book is about good, you can't just accuse every book with evil magic in it, or horror books, of promoting evil ideas. It is purely fictional.
Harry Potter is a work of fictional genius. It's pure good, through and through. It's teaching children that there's more to life than just learning and growing - you've got to be brave and have friends. It teaches children that you need to go through a few battles before you can be happy - Harry's struggle to deal with Draco Malfoy's constant bullying, dealing with the deaths of his friends and family - and in the end, his final major battle, the defeat of the evil Dark Wizard Lord Voldemort, showing his coming of age and finally being able to stop running from everything and enjoy his life. The closest Harry Potter gets to real witchcraft is the act of Peter Pettigrew bring Lord Voldemort back from the non-human form he was in, and even that isn't stressed much in the books, basically shown as a slice of a knife and the drop of something in liquid, then a form rising out of a cauldron, and what's so bad about that? Really? It's called Hogwarts School Witchcraft and Wizardry because the ma children who go there are being taught how to RESPONSIBLY USE THEIR MAGICAL ABILITIES, not worship Satan, nothing of that sort is in the series, it's simply a wonderful literary work that I am a big fan of. I, as a fan, do not want to practice witchcraft, or worship Satan, or anything like that, I read the series because it's a wonderful piece that inspired me to read and write. They went to great heights to hide their world from Muggles so that non-magic people wouldn't be asking them left right and center to help with all their problems. Honestly, Harry Potter is just a completely innocent, wonderfully written series about a boy who went from living under a staircase, being abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin, to a responsible man who marries a lovely woman and has beautiful children,
Well, first of all: most kids know that all this Harry Potter stuff isn't real. Not to mention, if 7 year old kids are watching Harry Potter, isn't that kind of lousy parenting? Kids shouldn't watch that stuff. Harry Potter inspired me to write, not believe in summoning broomsticks, and magic wands. It CAN help your imagination, and so on.
Come now. Before you accuse Harry Potter of being the usage of Witchcraft, think for a moment. Harry Potter is a story about loyalty and REPELLING evil. And, let's not forget, one main centering plot in the story, the one thing that caused it all. Love. Say it with me. LOVE. The Bible speaks of love in a gentle, supporting manner; in fact, isn't that one main thing in the bible? Love? Good overpowers evil in this beautiful story, and those who think foolishly enough to assume that this series promotes something as blunt as 'satanic' witchcraft, are truly foolish, stubborn people who refuse to accept the beautiful, loving nature of this story.
Tell me. Would you rather read Twilight, a story about a Mary-Sue teenage girl falling in love with a DEAD MAN, A DRINKER OF BLOOD AND ONCE A KILLER, than Harry Potter, a story of friendship, family, and most importantly, love?
they can't fly on broomsticks and they don't use wands.
Harry Potter is a story about a fight against the dark forces of evil, oppression and fascist rule. It is about loyalty, survival, intellegence, independence, complex relationships, growing up, the awkwardness of teenage years, good and evil and those that will accept evil for personal gain and the terrible price it brings.
Well, witchcraft DOES inolve waving a stick at times, but no, most of the time it is not a "magic wand" as in Harry Potter. Basically, what people are saying is that Harry Potter teaches us how to point a stick, say "Wingardium Leviosa" and have things fly around.
Any adult who still believes this point of view really needs to have their head examined. Also, you should be ranting about The Hunger Games.
Real witchcraft is not saying spells and waving a stick its summoning demons. The force in star wars is actually more satanic. The force is forcing beings (micocloritins or something like that) to do your will. This is very similar to summoning a demon and forcing it to do your will. People think that Harry potter is satanic simply because she uses the words, Witches and witchcraft.
The world of Harry Potter is a fantasy world, its not made to promote anything. Come on people, what you need to understand is that J. K. Rowling didn't go out of her way to promote satanic worship. She just made a beloved children's book that turned into a movie series,