Archive for July, 2005

Harry Potter a Christian allegory?

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

KRT Wire | 07/15/2005 | Bible Belt beware: Harry Potter isn’t so controversial anymore

The ears are starting to get very itchy these days.

What next? Are they going to start reading the Satanist’s bible for Christian truths? Are we going to comb through and dissect Marilyn Manson’s music?

“Harry rises from the dead after three days. Harry is saved by the sacrificial love of his mother. A snake drinks the blood of the unicorn, which makes you immortal but damned. That’s First Corinthians,” Granger said, referring to the New Testament passage that states: “It follows that anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of desecrating the body and blood of the Lord.”

“This book – and later I found out every book – ends with Harry’s figurative death and his resurrection in the presence of a traditional symbol of Christ,” Granger said.

He gave Hannah the book the next day.

Answer me this: why oh why do we need to read fictional books that glorify evil to supposedly find allusions to Christ when we can just open the bible and read 100% truth? It seems the scriptures are not sufficient anymore.