The Harry Potter Debate
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(11-21-2009, 06:01 PM)lostcat496 Wrote: I read and loved Lord of the Rings, but C.S. Lewis was just to dry for my liking. I stick by my golden rule for books and movies (I used it for Golden Compass and Sabrina the Teenage Witch to!)  when it comes to HP. If a book/movie makes you change your faith, you probably really weren't that to begin with. Normal people who truly believe in something don't convert because I book thinks a good idea (especially if it only vaguely implies so). Children are capable of having enough faith and sense to read the books and not jump on the next coven they see!

It isn't always an issue of challenging the faith, but being sinful in other ways. I mean, you couldn't in good conscious use something blasphemous for entertainment?

Quote:I liked Great Expectations. Never read Oliver Twist. Neither of these books are about magic...??
Good literature.

You said:

Quote:I don't like books about magic in general because I find them silly and implausible;
Those two are not about magic.

Quote:I liked the Harry Potter books because of the drama between the characters and the boarding school atmosphere.
Both of those stories are well written, unlike Harry Potter, and have a lot of drama between characters, including at various educational environments.

Quote: I agree that it's a annoying how Harry is always the hero, but I don't see how that makes the books badly written.
It isn't just because he's always the hero, but the entire book. It is suitable for mild entertainment when one has a buck to spare on something. It shouldn't be a landmark series. It isn't suitable for that.
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The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by spasiisochrani - 11-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 04:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Anastasia - 11-03-2009, 04:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 04:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CollegeCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 04:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:47 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Elwin Ransom - 11-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-14-2009, 05:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by KylePalko - 11-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-20-2009, 09:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 12:18 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:20 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 01:38 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-21-2009, 06:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-21-2009, 07:11 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-21-2009, 03:45 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Munda_cor_meum - 11-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Stubborn - 11-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Petertherock - 11-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 04:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-22-2009, 04:07 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-22-2009, 09:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 12:03 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 01:55 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 05:57 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 08:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 03:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-24-2009, 10:30 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by amasimp - 11-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM



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