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Post J K Rowling: ‘Christianity inspired Harry Potter’

HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- The Pope may have condemned the Harry Potter books, but J K Rowling has now revealed that Christianity has been one of her major inspirations.


This shock news which will surprise many Christians was revealed in a story that has appeared on the www.telegraph.co.uk website.

http://www.assistnews.net/ansarticle.../s07100176.htm
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That was pretty obvious to me as I read the last book.
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MMmmkay...Christianity inspired Harry Potter, and Albus Dumbledore was gay.

I guess it makes sense.
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I see the only 2 replies so far are from an atheist & a Buddhist

As an ex salesman, I must confess that seeing the OP title made me wonder if JKR's statement was to persuade more evangelicals to buy her books

While that possibility is still on my mind, I find her statement about hoping to recover her faith quite frank

Brought up in the C of E, it's very likely that the preaching she heard was kinda 'liberal' - like what turned me atheist from ages 10-13

These days, even many who call themselves evangelical don't accept the Bible as the unique, inerrant, infallible Word of God, or the atoning sacrifice of Christ @ Calvary the only way of salvation

In God's timing, I woke too late to go to www.frontline.org.uk - (see download click for all talks there!) - & heard instead a very timely, appropriate message @ www.yourelookinggreat.co.uk (@ their great newly refurbished Canalside Leisure Centre!)

"Lord, increase our faith!"

We all start with 'faith the size of a grain of mustard seed'

But God wants all of us to mature & grow into 'the stature of the fullness of Christ' & have 'a different spirit' - like courageous Caleb in Numbers 14

This half term holiday is the perfect chance to get deeper into the Word of God & seek to be 'continually being filled with the Spirit'

So let's pray for JKR to apply the same diligence of study to the Word of God as she dangerously did to the occult for her series of books (Deuteronomy 18:9-13)

Talking of JKR being prayed into a hunger & thirst to study God's Word, maybe I'll see any similar www.loveyouruni.org.uk students out there @ the Frontline Students Night @ 7pm tonight &/or the Hope City Church Student Special @ 6pm next Sunday?

Inc you, JKR, OK?

God bless!

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That was pretty obvious to me as I read the last book.
Me, also. Huge Christian overtones. Huge.
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MMmmkay...Christianity inspired Harry Potter, and Albus Dumbledore was gay.

I guess it makes sense.
This was never mentioned or even slightly alluded to in any of the books.
I think Mrs. Rowling is having fun with "fan fiction."
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Oh No! Does that mean we shouldn't have burned those Harry Potter books???
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Originally Posted by Robert43 View Post
HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- The Pope may have condemned the Harry Potter books, but J K Rowling has now revealed that Christianity has been one of her major inspirations.


This shock news which will surprise many Christians was revealed in a story that has appeared on the www.telegraph.co.uk website.

http://www.assistnews.net/ansarticle.../s07100176.htm
I don't agree with the pope very often, but he's right on this one.

H.P. is the most vile book series ever written. There is no more evil entertainment book(s) than this. Simply putrid.

The stench of these books is nauseating.
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Originally Posted by ShieldOFaith View Post
I don't agree with the pope very often, but he's right on this one.

H.P. is the most vile book series ever written. There is no more evil entertainment book(s) than this. Simply putrid.

The stench of these books is nauseating.
have you read them all then ..i assume?
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have you read them all then ..i assume?
I don't need to read all that filth. There's no need!

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. --Philippians 4

1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. --1 Timothy 4

9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God. 14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. --Deuteronomy 18

10 "In that day," declares the Lord, "I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariots. 11 I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds. 12 I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells. --Micah 5

19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. --Galatians 5

So as you can see, I do not have to read all of this filth that H.P. has to spew. Witchcraft is vile and sickening in the sight of God. We are to have nothing to do with it! Period. End of remark.

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