Harry Potter Vs. The Religious Right

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I think compulsory non RE lessons should be introduced to all children from 5 years of age to tell them that their parents are lying to them about god.
But Santa Claus is all true, right?
 
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Burn Again Christians.

Catholic priests in northern Poland have burned books they consider to be sacrilegious, including ones from the Harry Potter boy wizard series.

An evangelical group, the SMS from Heaven Foundation, published pictures of the burning - which took place in the city of Gdansk - on Facebook. They also show an elephant figurine and a tribal mask burning on the book pile. The Facebook post justifies the bonfire with Bible quotes condemning magic. The group sends Christian messages via SMS.

"We obey the Word," the post says (in Polish).

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47771706
 
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Burn Again Christians.

Catholic priests in northern Poland have burned books they consider to be sacrilegious, including ones from the Harry Potter boy wizard series.

An evangelical group, the SMS from Heaven Foundation, published pictures of the burning - which took place in the city of Gdansk - on Facebook. They also show an elephant figurine and a tribal mask burning on the book pile. The Facebook post justifies the bonfire with Bible quotes condemning magic. The group sends Christian messages via SMS.

"We obey the Word," the post says (in Polish).

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47771706
You'd think Poland of all places would have learned something from the last right wing extremist regime to gain serious traction.
 

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He seems to have included small pottery elephants?
Small souvenir pottery elephants bought at a tourist trap in Africa are the work of Satan. Or a good way of getting rid of a tacky gift your parents brought back and thought you might quite like this, you liked the elephants at the zoo so when we saw this we thought of you.
 

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Harry Potter banned again:
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This was reported as something new, but apparently the books used to be the most banned in US schools - they were overtaken by books with gay themes recently. I don't know if anyone has tried casting a spell from Harry Potter, but I suspect - just a hunch - that they don't work because it's all fictional.
 

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Harry Potter banned again:
Outlining article

This was reported as something new, but apparently the books used to be the most banned in US schools - they were overtaken by books with gay themes recently. I don't know if anyone has tried casting a spell from Harry Potter, but I suspect - just a hunch - that they don't work because it's all fictional.

I suppose they might work (in your head at least) if you really, really believed in them....
 

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I think compulsory non RE lessons should be introduced to all children from 5 years of age to tell them that their parents are lying to them about god.
Well, as atheism is technically a religion according to the US Supreme Court , it should be covered in RE.
 

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I suppose they might work (in your head at least) if you really, really believed in them....
But aren't the spells in Harry Potter all flying and turning invisible and shit? I'm pretty sure that's not possible with cod Latin.
 
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