Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Harry Potter; Another pointless religious stand

I saw a brief story on some news program a few days ago that a small town in the rural south ( I though Tenn. but aparently it was Georgia) had attempted a ban on books in Spanish. Further research shows that the uproar was a proposed budget adjustment that would not allow tax-payer money to go toward spanish language books for children.
When many citizens in the town (thankfully) responded by privately donating spanish language books, the uproar subsided...
Until Today...
Now... Let's ban Harry Potter!
Aparently a mother feels that the Harry Potter books are an 'evil' plot to indoctrinate their children with 'Wiccan' beliefs. I love the Harry Potter books. I have known wiccans and loved them too. I find nothing 'wiccan' in the HP books.
Here is an idea. if you think the books are dangerous don't let your kids read them.
Here is a better idea. read them with your kids and discuss what you think is dangerous.

Another pointless Religious stand
Another person fearful of those who are different (ethnically or religiously)

Why doesn't anyone attempt to ban the "Left Behind" series? They are dangerous, really dangerous.

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