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Harry Potter and Christianity

I tentatively wade into this debate…

I was fortunate to grow up reading Harry Potter before any Christians considered the fact that it might not actually be such a good idea for their kids to be allowed access to that kind of literature. As such, I have the opportunity to make an informed opinion on the matter at least from some first hand experience.

Let’s start with the basics: Christian parents want to protect their kids from anything that they think might compromise their faith in God. That’s good! That’s the kind of caring parents all children need. And it’s important to start with the fact that children are not ultimately losing out on an essential life experience if they never read Harry Potter, as long as they are being encouraged to read something.

So with that out of the way, let the debate begin :) Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One

Advantages of going to the movies by myself: I can go to buy my ticket twenty minutes before a hugely popular film starts in its first week of showing and get a back row seat :) Albeit at the end of the row, but that didn’t really bother me.

This was another good installment! The advantages of breaking this last book into two movies were abundantly clear, it felt a lot less rushed. With books so full of action that you can turn them into multiple movies without any of them feeling slow, I only wish they’d started this with Goblet of Fire! Continue reading

Another Rampant Quiz for you stalkers


The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Copy this into your NOTES. Put an ‘x’ next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[x] 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
[x] 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
[x] 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
[x] 4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – surely this counts for more than one point!
[x] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – good old high school eng
[x] 6 The Bible – God (the whole thing) – when I was 9 I finished it I think.
[ ] 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
[ ] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
[ ] 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
[ ] 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens Continue reading