Wednesday, August 1, 2007

More on Harry Potter

Hey guess what? It's another article on Harry Potter! I get 'fresh' links to articles at ApostasyWatch!, under the 'What's New' section. And I also got yet another book from the library: Larson's Book of Spiritual Warfare by Bob Larson; and some of the stuff in the beginning part of the book, which is all I've read so far, is pretty gruesome. There are certainly similarities to what's quoted from the recent HP book and some of the rituals and/or belief systems of the satanists mentioned in the SW book.

What continues to boggle my mind is the 'pass' and the actual encouragement some in the Christian faith give to the HP fare -- i.e. books and movies. So, here's the latest article I just read, it's a bit long but good. Here's a little bit from the beginning of the article:
"The story of Harry Potter is, and always was, a Christian allegory - a fictionalized
modern day adaptation of the life of Christ, intended to introduce his
character to a new generation."[2] Abigail BeauSeigneur

"The Harry Potter novels... address the need... we have for spiritual nourishment
in the form of edifying, imaginative experience of life in Christ."[3] John Granger

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil..." Isaiah 5:20

"The story of Harry Potter is an allegory," observed Peter, a former temple-master in an occult order. "It is written and packaged to look like fantasy when, in truth, it is a carefully written true description of the training and work of an initiate in an occult order." Peter continues, "...everything Harry does is an extension of his belief system. His foundation is in magic through will. The concept that magick is an extension of will
is a foundational occult truth and is diametrically opposed to the Christian concept of will where every born again believer’s individual will is brought into submission under Christ."[4]

And a personal comment I'd like to make, is that I am not necessarily wanting to 'point fingers' or engage in name-calling over this. I'm certainly not 'miss Super Christian' or anything. But, having spent several years studying and trying to believe in the 'new age' mindset, (because I was a lost sheep) I may be a bit more sensitive to the buzzwords and all of that than others. It can really mess with your thinking; and worse besides. I'm sure many of those folks are sincerely misguided and/or deceived, and don't realize it. I guess that's what deception means, eh? But I suspect there are others who are not at all deceived, and are in fact wolves in sheep's clothing -- so we need to be alert and pray for those who are sincerely deceived.

And just to get a plug for EFT in, I could suggest that if my recent articles about HP bring up some negative emotional turmoil -- tap on it! Once those feelings are soothed with EFT, it'll be much easier to hear the 'still small voice' of the Holy Spirit, and/or to really discern what is Truth.

At any rate, it's a good article, check it out here.

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RamyB said...

I'm trying to understand your position here... are you saying that you are pro-Christianity, or pro-occult?


Cia W said...

I'm pro-Christianity, sorry if I didn't make that clear. - cmw