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Author Topic: Newsflash: Harry Potter responsible for the school shootings.  (Read 799 times)
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« on: October 04, 2006, 10:01:50 PM »

Or so says this Christian Evangelist;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=408490&in_page_id=1811

Mallory said books that promote evil - as she claims the Potter ones do - help foster the kind of culture where school shootings happen.

That would not happen if students instead read the Bible, Mallory said.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2006, 06:04:13 AM »

And I thought blaming video games was bad... to the evangelists I say Adava Kedavra bitches!  finger
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2006, 10:15:04 AM »

If Harry Potter was a Christian, you'd have no problem with this motion.  Here's the crux of her argument:

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Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction series is an "evil" attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.



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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2006, 01:31:32 PM »

Ha, funny.

Unfortunately, I'm sure more people have been murdered, tortured, mutilated, etc. in the name of Religon over the years then any other type of fiction.

As we all know, religon preaches tolerance of other religons and cultures beyond all else  Roll Eyes .
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006, 01:46:39 PM »

In other news, I found an image of the Virgin Mary on my taint.  I'm charging a dollar to see it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2006, 02:43:48 PM »

I don't understand what part of 'fiction' she doesn't get.  If she doesn't want it in her house, ban it there.  Lots of things I don't like, but I'm not trying to make them all illegal.

Besides; Bible in schools kinda goes against that separation of church and state thing.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 06:48:15 PM »

JLu - the bible should be in schools - i mean come on they probably have harry potter in schools - which is apparently the wiccan bible
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2006, 06:54:37 PM »

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JLu - the bible should be in schools - i mean come on they probably have harry potter in schools - which is apparently the wiccan bible
You can read the Bible and Grapes of Wrath in the same class, along with other great works of fiction like the Great Gatsby   Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2006, 07:01:21 PM »

Harry Potter?  How preposterous.  Everyone knows the world's evils are caused by three things only : Video games, rock music and Dungeons & Dragons. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2006, 08:16:43 PM »

Quote from: Nth Power on October 05, 2006, 07:01:21 PM

Harry Potter?  How preposterous.  Everyone knows the world's evils are caused by three things only : Video games, rock music and Dungeons & Dragons. 

Harry Potter is a gateway to D&D.
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2006, 08:57:25 PM »

Laura Mallory makes my scrotum itch.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2006, 10:10:05 PM »

I'm not sure she understands her enemy (Wicca).  lol,  I think Xmen promotes Judaism! slywink
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 01:41:13 PM »

The irony is that the Bible is far more violent than the Harry Potter books.  There also aren't any guns in the HP books that I remember either.   icon_biggrin

The argument that the books indoctrinate children into Wicca, while laughably false, also hinges on someone assuming that Wicca is a bad thing.   icon_wink
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