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The Reality of Harry Potter MAG

January 20, 2011
By lexiuhmayzeeng BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
lexiuhmayzeeng BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Maria G.'s article, “The Reality of Harry Potter,” could not be more true. At the tender age of 10, I began reading the book series and instantly fell in love with it. I eagerly stood in line each year to get a copy of the latest book. But it wasn't just the story I loved: Harry was the childhood companion I practically grew up with. When the series ended, I felt like my friend had moved away.

Like any friend, it deeply upsets me when I hear people speak ill of someone I care about – especially when they have done nothing wrong. I fully agree with Maria's opinion that adults tend to overanalyze many things in life. With so many evils in the world, people should not waste their time tearing up childhood joys.

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MaxineA BRONZE said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 11:35 am
MaxineA BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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I don't know what Frtxzz was refering to, but my sisters and I were a Harry Potter fans until we realized that they were using real Latin, and sometimes real spells. We are Catholic, and Latin is the language of our Church. Books and movies like these give people misconceptions about how we use the Latin in our Mass. I think that we use it because it binds our Church together, though many different languages in the world are used to say the Mass, Latin is used in certain parts to unify our Church in language. It is also traditional, I believe. We stopped watching the series because we didn't like the spread of the misconceptions, and because we didn't like actual spells being said in our home, coming out of our computer speakers. Don't go after Frtxzz just because he didn't give details on why he believes it to be evil. He probably has his reasons, just as I do.    

on May. 29 2012 at 4:42 pm
BloglessBlogger GOLD, Somerset, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep keep you from playing the game."

Harry Potter has roots in Christianity! What do you believe that Narnia is satanic? Because what do you see in these books. A hero that works to take down evil. I could give you a list of books that are a lot worse than Harry Potter.

on Sep. 25 2011 at 4:11 pm
NobodyYouKnow BRONZE, Princeton, Massachusetts
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Meant to put that as a reply to Frtxzz's comment.

on Sep. 25 2011 at 4:10 pm
NobodyYouKnow BRONZE, Princeton, Massachusetts
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That is SO not true. If anything, it's the opposite. In these books, Harry, who, by the way, is a total christ-character, must work hard and practically give up his life to defeat Voldemort, who is the pure embodiment of evil. The Harry Potter series is entirely fictional, and of course it contains occult symbols, it's about wizards. Witchcraft and occult DO NOT EXIST, so I think you may be going a bit too far with your ideas. Also, how can it "scream satanistic worship" when there is no sort of religon or worship even MENTIONED, nor Satan. Anyway, isn't a major part of christianity being nice and forgiving? Harry Potter is just a made up story. You might not like it, but a lot of us do. So find something worth insulting to insult.

Frtxzz said...
on Sep. 21 2011 at 8:40 pm
 This book screams satanic worship. Please do some research before you help spread this evil. Witchcraft and occult practices are not jokes, this book has way too many occult symbols to be coincidental.

on Sep. 18 2011 at 1:41 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

I completly and wholeheartedly(sp?) agree with you!