I'll never forget the day we began reading the first Harry Potter book as a
family. It was magical! My children fell in love with books all over again. When
I reached the end of a chapter they begged me to read the next one and the next.
It's hard to believe that it's already time for a whole new generation
to be introduced to the world of Harry Potter and I'm excited for them to
begin their own magical journey. I hope that the children will be reading the
books, and not just watching the movies and buying the merchandise. Anything
that inspires children to read, imagine and feel joy is very worthwhile! These
stories foster wonderful values, and promote goodness overcoming evil. I wish
there were many more books like these for our children. Anyone who spouts
negativity, criticism and accusations towards these books must either have a
very cold heart, or never have even read them.
@John Charity Spring wrote: "No reasonable person can deny that the Potter
series is nothing short of subversive. It is quite blatant in its promotion of
European style post Christian socialist dogma."A straight white
male who inherits a huge fortune from his father (probably a member of the 1%)
saves the world through his own initiative and the initiative of his friends
despite government interference?What part of that is socialist?
Sounds more like an Ayn Rand fantasy to me.(Full disclosure: Big fan
of Harry Potter, not a fan of Ayn Rand.)
@John Charit SpringHarry Potter is post-Christian socialist dogma?
I'm sorry, but no. Not everything is political, and not everything needs to
be defined within a framework of left or right, liberal or conservative.Harry Potter is a (very entertaining) series of young adult books.
That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Pottermania most certainly should die. It has no redeeming value whatsoever.No reasonable person can deny that the Potter series is nothing short of
subversive. It is quite blatant in its promotion of European style post
Christian socialist dogma. Good riddance to this series. At least
now Rowling's views are being promoted in books aimed at adults rather than