"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Monday, June 07, 2004

Is Harry Potter merely entertainment?

Thanks to Mike Spencer's Blog for pointing me at a marvellous "Baptist Press" review of the new Harry Potter movie. Here's my favourite bit:

"Members of Wicca teach a philosophy that embraces no absolute truth or sin and replaces the patriarchal male creator God of the Bible with a belief in both male and female gods. Its credo instructs members to embrace spirits and conjure spells in order to control their lives and the lives of others. There are millions of practicing witches worldwide. Indeed, Wicca has become one of the fastest-growing religions in the world today."

As the saying goes, Fundamentalism is often hard to distinguish from parody...

No comments: