Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Worst Witch

The magical tale of an orphaned boy who discovers his wizard heritage at an unusual boarding schools for magicians has won the hearts of millions, and the suspicious of a few. Pottermania, it seems, has a dark side.

At its strongest in the USA, a growing movement is targeting the Harry Potter series for the propagation of the word of the devil. They contend that the books are merely Satan's cover in his ultimate plan to plant immorality and corruption in the minds of the nation's children. Christian societies are becoming passionately divided on the issue, schools are banning them on the grounds that they are sacreligious and entire families are refusing to buy they because the occult skills they allegedly contain (witchcraft, sorcery, casting spells, spiritualism, interpreting omens and "calling up the dead") are considered "an abomination to the Lord".

It appears that the UK's most beloved young hero is not quite as humble an courageous as was once thought.

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