It’s that time once again. I’m sure you know that we’re just a few weeks away from the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s hard to miss the big cardboard displays at your local bookstore.
Soon, there’ll be throngs of impressionable children getting all hot and bothered over witchcraft.
Yes, indeed. I happen to know a couple of nine-year-olds who converted from Catholicism just because of the Potter books.
Yeesh. It seems like every time a new Potter book comes out, the crazy fundamentalists come out in droves. Of course, it’s hard not to be a little creeped out by them–it’s no good for your image to tell a kid that they are “just one of millions of young Satanist’s (obviously spell-check is a sin, too) being groomed to prepare the stage for the coming antichrist.” By the way, this quote comes from Jesus -is- Savior.com and refers (I’m not even kidding here) to a 15-year-old Canadian girl who runs a Harry Potter fan site.
Well, so much for our children. I think we can safely assume that J.K. Rowling has already warped their fragile little minds beyond all recovery. But we can’t let our precious pets fall into this trap.
Alas, one more victim lost.