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PixieHARRY POTTER - THE CONTROVERSY

Over the years, there have been much controversy over books our children read. Some schools have banned such books as Huckleberry Finn, and The Diary of Anne Frank, to name a few. Along comes HARRY POTTER, which has raised the eyebrows of many, the conscience of most, and the admiration of some, and the attention of the kids for sure. And, the schools are accepting these books as harmless, 'okay' books to read to the children. The teachers are having 'no' problem 'teaching' it to the children.

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To some, these books look as gentle as a new born cat, as harmless as your puppy dog, and creative. They turn the kids a loose with them to read, feeling that the children will understand what's in the books, and no harm will come to them. "It's just good that they are reading", or "my kids wouldn't get tangled up in something like that", you often hear.

Then, there are others - parents and theologians, pastors - that feel to subject a child to witchcraft, the occult - trances, etc - in anyway, is failing our duty as parents who are to watch out for the children that the Lord has given us to train up in the way he/she should go. They feel that any subjection of this sort will taint their minds, possibly turning them in the wrong way.

We have a duty, as Christian parents, to nurture our children in a way that they will develop good habits in their lives, so they will grow up to be good citizens as adults. We should guard against subjecting them to things that could possibly harm them, or be against the Word of God. My opinion, which is mine alone, is that Harry Potter isn't as harmless as he seems, and could possibly draw a child into things he/she didn't understand - especially, if they aren't well grounded in the Word, and grown up enough to withstand pressure from siblings, that would turn them in the wrong direction. Each of us, as a parent, must make up our own minds as to how we handle the matter. Let each of us take on the full armor of God, seek His face, and listen for His answer.


HARRY POTTER - from a Christian perspective - PROS & CONS

Harry Potter Books Alarm UK Christian Educators
Harry Potter: It is something that Christian children should read?
GospelCom.net - Harry Potter Resources
Charles Colson-in defense of Harry Potter
Harry Potter-Satanic Godsend Mainstreaming Witchcraft
Harry Potter, Sorcery and Fantasy
What About Harry Potter?
"Should We be wild about Harry?"
Let Us Reason Ministries: Harry Potter - a Sorcerer's Tale
Harry Potter and Witchcraft

Harry Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft - with Praise from Christian leaders
Harry Potter and Dungeons and Dragons:Like Peas in a Pod?
12 Reasons not to see the Harry Potter movies

Can A Wizard Teach Moral Lessons? - Chuck Colson on the Harry Potter Books
The Harry Potter Controversy -Does Harry Potter promote witchcraft or the occult?
Satanism in Harry Potter Books
Parents Should Evaluate Harry Potter Books
Straight Talk on Harry Potter

Pocket Editorial - Is Harry Potter Evil?

Is Harry Potter Harmless?
What's Wrong With Harry Potter
Harry Potter - Bad or Good?
Harry Potter - A New Twist to Witchcraft

The "Magick" of Harry Potter
Harry Potter's Religion

The Cutting Edge - The True Danger of Your Child Reading Harry Potter
Including Book Reviews

The Harry Potter Debate

Harry Potter In The Bible - Christian Response to Harry Potter Books and Movies

HARRY POTTER IN THE NEWS

Harry Potter Books 'plagiarised'
How To Handle Harry
Christianity Today - Why we like Harry Potter
ChristianityToday.com - The Perils of Harry Potter
The American Prospect: Muddled Muggles
The Cross and the Veil - Harry Potter and the Lost Generations
Disenchanted by Harry Potter
Harry Potter - Agent of Conversion
Harry Potter and the future of the West
Is Harry Potter Harmful to Children?
NCAC-Censorship News: Is Harry Potter Evil?
The Way of the Wizards vs. The Wise Man (A Harry Potter Review)
The Daily Star - Harry Potter's "magic" Stirs Local Controversy

PERSONAL WEBSITES

Annie's Christian News Page
Harry Potter 'n Kids from Peggie's Place
Harry Potter, Sorcery and Fantasy
Christian Review of Harry Potter
On Truth Opinion Brief on Harry Potter
Straight Talk on Harry Potter

OTHER LINKS

EX Witch Ministries
Harry Potter - A Dangerous Hero
Probe Ministries-Harry Potter
Landover Baptist Church - Harry Potter books drive our kids insane!

Harry Potter Review: Betty Bowers Reviews 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone'

BEEN THERE - DONE THAT

Harry Potter? What Does God Have To Say?
The Man Who Challenged Harry Potter

BOOKS

Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged
What's A Christian to do with Harry Potter - Connie Neal
Harry Potter and The Bible
BUY Harry Potter and The Bible

DEVOTIONALS

HARRY WHO?
Don't Be Swayed By Public Opinion

On The Lighter Side

Harry Potter, by All of the Top Cartoonists

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