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proof that harry potter is the antichrist

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Zack Morris, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    Harry Potter linked to Satan
    By DARRELL GILES
    14nov01
    HE may have enchanted millions of people around the world, but Harry Potter has made enemies in the US, where conservative Christian critics claim the boy-wizard is a tool leading children to witchcraft and sin.


    Protesters have promised to be out in force at cinemas when the Harry Potter movie, which premiered in the US this week, opens to the public on Friday.

    "Harry Potter conditions children to think of witchcraft as harmless and even fun, said Christian occult investigator David Bay.

    "That way, when the real Antichrist arrives on the scene, they will be preconditioned to accept him."

    There have been book-burnings and some school libraries have banned Potter tales. A Kansas public library recently cancelled a reading due to complaints.

    Children in Jacksonville, Florida, must present parental permission slips to read the books at school libraries.

    "Satan is up to his old tricks again and the main focus is the children of the world," wrote Jon Watkins, a Baptist activist.

    "The whole purpose of these (Potter) books is to desensitise readers and introduce them to the occult."

    Websites also point to alleged links between Potter and the Devil.

    But Harry Potter's creator, author JK Rowling called the accusations "absurd", saying her character's world was entirely imaginary.

    "I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, 'Ms Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch'," the Scottish author said.

    Some authors have reservations about the mysticism of Harry's world, in which magical people predict the future, change shapes and communicate with ghosts.

    "Although the story is fictional, Harry Potter has real-world occult parallels," said Richard Abanes, author of Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind the Magick. "The books present astrology, numerology, mediumship, crystal gazing. Kids are enthralled with it. And kids like to copy."

    But other Christians have supported Rowling.

    "I'm so tired of people saying he's evil," says Connie Neal, a Christian author who has investigated the claims. "They're choosing to interpret the books in a very selective way."

    The first film from the four Harry Potter books stars newcomer Daniel Radcliffe as the boy who learns on his 11th birthday he has magical powers.

    Hollywood insiders predict an opening weekend take of close to $200 million.

    "The interest in reading that Harry Potter has caused is great," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of Washington-based Centre for Science in the Public Interest.

    "What's not great is Coca-Cola's use of this literary phenomenon to sell junk foods to kids."

    In February, the Atlanta-based soft drinks giant signed a $300 million partnership with Hollywood studio Warner Bros.

    The company also has pledged $36 million to literacy efforts as part of its campaign for the movie, which is based on the popular books.

    "To characterise our sponsorship of the film and our promotion of the magic of reading as inappropriate and to infer a connection with health and wellness of children simply misses the point for the sake of sensationalism," Coca-Cola spokeswoman Susan McDermott said.

    "We find it ironic that Michael Jacobson, and the CSPI, are using Harry Potter to promote his agenda."

    The Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit group that focuses on health and environmental issues, launched a campaign last month calling attention to the Coke deal in an effort "to protect children's' health."

    Jacobson set up a Web site inviting Harry Potter fans to join him in appealing to Rowling to "save Harry" from any future tie-in with Coca-Cola and to donate her royalties from the current deal to campaigns for improving nutrition.

    His organisation claimed that soaring soft-drink consumption over the past 25 years had helped fuel soaring obesity rates in the United States.
     
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    I read the first book for my childrens literature class in school and discussed this very topic. I don't know why some people are getting all crazy of this movie and books. They made references to his lightning bolt birthmark being a sign of the devil and shit. I bet you no one even knew of all the shit until they brought this shit up.
     
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...hmmm guess the protest was a success eh? i mean the movie only broke every god dam record....those are the same fucking people that banned the idea of evoltuion in Kansas school systems...bah!...they have nothing better to do with their time...if they wanted the world to be a better place they would roll their sleeves up and get dirty, instead they just want everyone to believe what they do....as if that would solve all are problems....
     
  4. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    my mother went to protest harry potter...I laughed at her when she said this...growing up in this house no wonder I have holes poked in my face

    66665
     
  5. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    I think that we do our children a real disservice with this type of crap. We read and watch a lot of TV and movies in my house. Heaven forbid, we even play video games. However, we also talk to our kids about fantasy vs. reality. By assuming that kids are too young to grasp this concept, we are insulting their intelligence and they sense that.

    As for the conservative Christians above, any talk of the pagan values and practices that their religion is stolen from, makes them quake in their choir robes.
     
  6. chizm

    chizm Senior Member

    Joined: May 29, 2001 Messages: 1,165 Likes Received: 0
    people shouldn't analyze the shit out of it. its good, healthy lierature, and kids are reading fer fucks sake. you can find any religious, sexual, or rascist conotations in anything.

    literature, as all art, is left up for personal interpretation. the ideas of some fucking obsessed and bored mother's association shouldn't shove the fact that Harry Potter is evil up everyone's ass. like i said, its left up to personal interpretation.
    fuck.
     
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    harry potter is fucking fresh. im suprised i havent gone to see it yet, i was looking forward to it for weeks...
     
  8. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    Is it true that they've called the film 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' in the US, as opposed to it being called 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', everywhere else, on account that the distibutors didn't think that the US general public would know what a philosopher was?:stretch:
     
  9. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    i can't wait to see that shit.
    sooo excited
     
  10. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    those both make me incredibly sad to hear.

    fuck stupid ass harry potter, fight clubs the only movie worth watching. however, it is kinda cool that people from the south (this continues to prove my point that southern people are the most stupid people in the country for the most part) would protest such a stupid book, they really do need to find something alot more productive to do with their time besides boning siblings and protesting their precious confederate flag being taken down.
     
  11. tow up from tha flow up !

    tow up from tha flow up ! Member

    Joined: May 31, 2001 Messages: 878 Likes Received: 1
    Those Christians protesting the movie are stupid. Harry potter uses the powers he was born with to fight evil forces. If anything, this will condition kids to beat the 'anti christ' at his own games. How many kids are gonna go watch this awesome kid fight evil forces and win quiddich games for 2 hours and 30 fuckin minutes, walk out of the theatre and say "damn, when I grow up I want to cast spells on kids like that." If anyone actually read the books, Harry Potter (the protagonist) is an honest, loyal, and very humble kid.. I think he's a good example.

    When I was young my Aunt's used to take us on hike's out in the middle of the woods and pretend like we were friends with all the fairy's and knomes in the forest and had to ward off evil shadows of the woods. haha. I know I'm a huge dork. but the fact is, we pretended like we were using magic, etc. etc. and all that did was make me use my imagination and open my mind to things exsisting that I can't see. It didn't make me evil. What makes kids evil is growing up in a family with so many problems that the kid doesn't know wrong from right, and is forced to be caught up in drugs, alcohol, abuse, etc. to the point where (s)he never even questions what God really means. And the other thing that's evil, is pretending that bad things don't exsist. Simply sweeping them under the rug. Kids are going to be exposed to 'evil' all their lives, they need to accept it before they can get beyond it.
     
  12. It seems that lack of humor and imagination is the worst enemy of everything.
    Harry Potter is dope, and i want to see that tolkin movie also
     
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  14. ogrBDC

    ogrBDC Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 28, 2001 Messages: 188 Likes Received: 0
    the first book in america was called the sorcerer's stone when everywhere else it was called the philosophers stone...the books use a little different language. i read the british ones and it was a little confusing for a while..
    i went to the premier.. it was fucking awesome... seeking you should get off 12 oz and get to the theater.
     
  15. Iris

    Iris Banned

    Joined: Sep 2, 2001 Messages: 888 Likes Received: 1
    jesus is ruining the movies now too. fuck that.
     
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