This is a quote from and interview with J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, from 

The newly released edition of the Edinburgh University Student newspaper, the oldest student newspaper in the UK, includes an interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.  In the interview Rowling claims to have received death threats from Christians opposed to her novels, calling Christian ‘fundamentalists’ “dangerous” and comparing them by inference to Islamic fundamentalists.

Asked if there were not some Christians who dislike the book ‘intensely’, Rowling replied, “Oh, vehemently and they send death threats”…

And the ODMs still wonder why many people don’t believe us when we say that we are a religion of peace, love and joy.

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1   Rick Frueh
March 13th, 2008 at 9:41 am

Harry Potter is the biggest non-issue of my lifetime. It is however an easy target upon which to grandstand and claim it is destroying young people and leading them into witchcraft. The same argumnet was made about “The Wizard of Oz” way back when.

The two issues that are destroying young people:

1. An evil heart of sin received from Adam through their parents.

2. The inconsistent spiritual lives of their parents.

I reject Harry Potter! I prefer Nostradomus – 2nd century 32 quatrain.

2   Nathan    
March 13th, 2008 at 10:09 am

I know you might push back against this Rick, but I would add a #3.

A completely irrelevant religion that has absolutely no connection to real people.

3   nc    
March 13th, 2008 at 10:31 am

here, here!!!!
Rick pushes through to the grist of the issue again.


It’s hilarious to me how people get all bent about Harry Potter, but revere the Lord of the Rings…

Just another sign of the sickness…needing something to hate, fear, fight, whatever.

4   Evan Hurst    
March 13th, 2008 at 10:53 am

this demonspawn still hasn’t gotten around to reading the books.

someday, someday…

5   Rick Frueh
March 13th, 2008 at 10:55 am

I agree, Nathan. Actually when parents berate their children for unchristian behavior while exibiting a “back burner” Christianity themselves it renders their religion as “irrelevant”. Yep, I said “irrelevant”. I have goosebumps!

6   ianmcn    
March 14th, 2008 at 7:56 am

I was reading the passage on the Armour of God recently (Eph 6:10-20) and was struck by what represented truth. It’s not the sword for attack, nor the shield for defence – it’s the belt! A belt is important, and holds everything else together but it is not something to attack people with or defend yourself with. If only more Christians could grasp that!

7   Kevin I    
March 14th, 2008 at 10:26 am

Or when Christian parents pick only “unchristian behavior” that falls right in line with the things the average parent wants their kids away from (sex, drugs and rock and roll), but full on leave out the rest that don’t fit with the world, that’s another way to quickly make following Christ seem irrelevant..

8   Adam    
March 16th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

salman rushdie anyone?