Thursday, May 31, 2007
Last Thing We Need...More Harry Potter
I realize that there are a whole load of Harry Potter fans out there but I am definitely not one of them. With the books teaching our children to be wizards and casting spells, I think that the books themselves are dangerous. Now they want to have a Harry Potter theme park. Oh no way!! But they will whether any of us like it or not.
So, the only way to deal with the problem is to boycott the theme park when it opens or put up enough blogs and articles online to tell the people building this that it is not acceptable. Unfortunately, a lot of Potter fans are going to embrace the idea of the park.
Universal Orlando Resort is opening "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" in 2009 complete with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village.
What is particularly scary to me is that teens and smaller readers of the books are anxiously awaiting the opening of this park because they would rather be on a Harry Potter ride than go to Disney World in Orlando. Some of these teens cannot seem to get enough of the books already. Some have read all the books, seen all the movies.
While 325 million copies of the books have been sold, they have also been translated into 65 languages as well. Isn't it about time that the Christian community addresses this problem and problem it is. Our young people are being subjected to this spiritual trash just as they are with the heavy metal bands out there. When are we going to wake up?
Categories: Beyond Bizarre