Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Harry Potter and the Devilish Occult

So...I read this story about a former librarian who claims she was forced to quit after refusing to work a library function that promoted "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

While respecting her religious beliefs, I find it ironic that a librarian would refuse to support a book. There surely must be thousands of other offensive-to-her-beliefs books that she works with on a daily basis. Why choose to grandstand over a book in a series that arguably has strong Christian overtones?

I simply do not understand censorship.

If you don't like it, don't read/listen/look/go to see something.

The beautiful thing about books is that there are so many of them. Billions of them. All different. I love reading and I LOVED the Harry Potter series. I can't understand why people protest the Harry books. Yes, it's about "witchcraft" though any Wiccan you meet would laugh at the wizardry in it, but just think about how many life long readers that series has produced?

In a world that is full of violent video games/movies/tv, it's nice to remind our children to believe in imagination and magic.


Anonymous said...

(over from Nacom) Preach it sister! I am a teacher and I love books, especially children's books. Banned books and book censorship is stupid. Most people who argue about a book being inappropriate have never read it to begin with. This librarian was probably 85 years old.

FletcherDodge said...

I've never read any of the Harry Potter books. I saw the first movie and it was so terrible that it turned me off of the entire series.

The last time I let popular culture determine my reading was with The Da Vinci Code, and I swore never to let it happen again.