Churches Burn Harry Potter at the Stake

. Wednesday, June 11

I figured times were hard and people were having a tough time dealing with the stress, but I didn't think we were to the point where we'd be jumping off bridges and skyscrapers like what happened back in the Depression. Seems I'm wrong. Seems like the nuts are breaking out of the peanut butter jar! This time, they are "repenting" by burning evil pornography along with ...Harry Potter books!

Saturday, in a town called Shreveport, four ministers got together to hold a book burning "revival" that was supposed to reach out to the people of their city. Why is this necessary? Well, they say, look at all the recent natural disasters, a sign that we need to wake up. Oh, and they're pissed that Harry Potter can be taught in schools, but not the Bible.

"As I tore the pages, I felt a generational curse of immorality and perversion breaking off my family," Adriane Banks said. "I felt it."

But to put Harry Potter in the same category as pornography is a leap of logic that is way beyond reason. It is just plain bizarre. To do so is evidence that, not only have they not read any of the Harry Potter books, but they missed the point of the Bible as well.

Why use the reasoning that the stories within the Bible are plausible when the imaginary character of Harry Potter is not? Harry Potter isn't about magic; magic is only the setting of a child growing up moralled and idealistic despite the challenges of his harsh world.

"We have a supernatural enemy, and we need to be unified to fight."

Seems to me like they could use a few lessons from Harry Potter instead of burning him at the stake. It's no wonder that the earth is all out of whack with fundamentalists like this running around. They read the letters and miss the message.

Not to mention that it would be interesting to see just how many of their parishoners have girly magazines stashed under their matress.

My point: Effective leaders do not lead by force, by imposing their ideals and values or by threats. They lead by positive example and encouragement.


Anonymous said...

All Ive got to say about your thoughts on this one is.... AMEN! lol! and another AMEN to the old retired school teacher in Stephen Kings "The Mist" that hit the bible thumper in the forehead with a can of peas and told her " They stone people in the Bible dont they!, Ive got lots more cans of peas" HRSLADY

Theresa Komor said...

Yeah, it's the Salem Witch Trials all over again! Someone has to teach these people critical thinking or something to curb their insatiable desire to be what their actions say they are not.

The Webloglearner said...

Oh my God! Burning books will only make the ozone layer worse causing worse effect in this earth!

I don't know why people think so "bizarre" as you said but what i also proved in reading this is, there are always followers... those who were thought to be...well.. i dunno the words.. stup.. eh.. well. Never mind.