I was at Borders yet again today and read the next installment in one of my favorite manga series Naruto. Well, I love anime and love the art form. I do not like the anime with alot of sexual material b/c I hate anime like that. But series like Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, and Naruto are some of the many favorites I have. Well I bought The Cry of the Icemark, which is a book about a kingdom called Icemark and a girl Thirrin who takes it over and must defeat an evil empire with the help of many unsuspecting allies, (You will have to read to find out). The book contains, werewolves, zombies, a very charming heroine, and witches, and vampires, and other mythical creatures. I started reading it and I love it!!. I am also reading Secret Life of Bees for my reading group and lets say a bore compared to the action packed fantasy books I love so much.
Harry Potter in my opinion is not bad. Actually I am a huge fan of it. Many Christians hate it but I do not know why. It really separates good and evil very well. The books are free of any sexual material and really bad language unlike everything that is on TV. They teach really good values like courage and love. In all Harry Potter is an awesome series and I believe there is Christian symbolism in it like many fantasy novels. Now fantasy means IMAGINARY, not real. That means the magic in Harry Potter is not real. While there is real witchcraft, as Christians we should know the truth and that real wiccan practices cannot really create magic and that God is the one who can create miracles not wiccan worshippers. While I believe no Christian should practice witchcraft. I stand by the strong belief that reading fantasy novels is not a sin and that God means when he tells us do not delve into witchcraft, he means actually practicing the religion not reading Harry Potter. This may sound wired to many conservative Christians but there are books that back up my belief in Christian parallels like Looking for God in Harry Potter by:John Granger http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Harry-Potter-John-Granger/dp/1414306342/sr=8-3/qid=1158960700/ref=pd_bbs_3/002-0289153-4586471?ie=UTF8&s=books; Harry Potter actually in a wierd way gave me more courage to go out and do what God wants me to do. My favorite quote from Harry Potter is when dumbledore in GOF saids,"In the end we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." Of course it is easy to do what the world does but it is hard to choose what god wants us to do but in the end is very rewarding. Many Christians bash Harry Potter b/c of what they heard from FOTF. FOTF is not always right about everything. More better Christian publications like Christianity Today have said Harry Potter is a good book and has many chirstian values. So please Christians read Harry Potter, you may be surprised to find Harry Potter is not as evil as everyone who hasn't really read it before has said. Here is CT Today's article:http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/commentaries/redeemingharrypotter.html So please try this wonderful series!
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