Friday, September 30

Harry Potter and the Banned Books

Be warned.

I am armed and dangerous when it comes to my Harry Potter books.

I shall Petrificus Totalus anyone who tries to take my books from me.

Any books.

As I wrote in July, "...I do have the time to Be Amazed that some still think Harry Potter and his Worthy Friends are Evil. 

Let Me quote from my favorite Modern Theologian:
"But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, Son, thou art welcome. But I said, Alas, Lord, I am no son of thine but the servant of Tash. He answered, Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me. Then by reasons of my great desire for wisdom and understanding, I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one? The Lion growled so that the earth shook (but his wrath was not against me) and said, It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him, for I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath's sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted. Dost thou understand, Child? I said, Lord, thou knowest how much I understand. But I said also (for the truth constrained me), Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days. Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou shouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek."
The Last Battle, 1956
C. S. Lewis
Or, as J.K Rowling herself wrote in the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:21
King James Version

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

1 Corinthians 15:26
King James Version

Hmm. All these books have been banned, too. I'm starting to wonder what I read that's not controversial.

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