Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Laura, leave Harry alone!

Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction books are an "evil" attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.

I can not believe with all the recent school shootings that this woman is actually focusing her attention on book banning. You would like to think her attentions would be more focused on actual evil against children instead of that perceived.

The Harry Potter books are intelligent, amusing and exceptionally creative. I wonder if Laura has ever even read one. The concept of humans and non humans living in a two dimensional world with the non-muggles being aware of the muggles is a very innovative theme on which to base a fantasy series. I can not think of any other books in this gender that have uniquely expressed this type of interaction with obvious success of author J.K Rowling.

Mrs. Mallory should get off her religious kick and realize that Harry Potter in no way advocates any religion, even more to the point that of the Wicca’s. What the Harry Potter books do is stimulate the imagination of children and adults alike. The books are about loyalty, friendship, bravery. If children read more fiction I think that we would have less frustration, less potential for school shootings. Reading is a wonderful escape into any world of your own choosing, experienced at what ever pace makes you comfortable.

“An evil attempt to indoctrinate”

Mrs. Mallory is making an evil attempt to force her religious beliefs on others by banning a book that she obviously is too narrow minded to understand.


Woozie said...

We just did a trial in English class where we were trying to prove someone was posessed by Satan. Would have been funny if we used a Harry Potter book as the Bible.

Raspootin said...

I would be interested on how you actually did conduct the trial.

You have piqued my interest!

How do you prove if someone is possessed or pretending or just out right insane?

I am a believer in possession, coming from being way too young the first time I saw the Amityville Horror, then watching The Exorcist and ahhh the Omen which really bothered me.

I mean would you advocate the sink/drown method or die by fire?

Really, not being sarcastic, I would like to know.

Harry Potter and the Bible!
too bad JKR does not want to do another one, what a great title.

Kønig Hasemörder said...

Since there has been no way to detect actual possession through science we are fairly secure in assuming that anyone that claims possession is batshit insane. I'm a believer that we should be held responsible for our actions regardless of our mental state.

Laura is acting like any supernaturalist, god fearing crazy woman would act. She believes the Bible is factual there for she has a difficult time distinguishing between fiction and fact. She views Wicca as an opposite to her beliefs. They are not! She is a great example of what's to come if religion is not destroyed.

The movie the Matrix and Total Recall are great examples. After the movies came out thousands of supernaturalists started believing they were living in a dream world plugged into a computer simulation. These movies were ingenuous in there attack on existentialism. If the Sims were possible there would be absolutely no way to test for it. However the rational person realizes that it is foolish to believe in things that can not be proven wrong.

The reason Harry Potter is expectable and the Bible is not, is that Harry Potter is filed under fiction at the library. The Bible should be the book we worry about not SciFi.

Anonymous said...

"How do you prove if someone is possessed or pretending or just out right insane?"

Ask that rabbit-slayer dude.

Butchieboy said...

They should ban The Catcher in the Rye so nobody kills John Lennon again. They should also ban the First Amendment, and outlaw art. Filth.

Raspootin said...

They should just run us through a scanner at birth and program us not to think creatively.

Woozie said...

We just used descriptions from the townspeople who described him as being evil and the narrator's descriptions of the fire in his eyes and all that.

Anonymous said...

"They should just run us through a scanner at birth and program us not to think creatively."

Clearly that's already happening. You're the prototype.

Raspootin said...

Obviously they perfected the procedure when they got to you.

Anonymous said...

Stop tryin to bareback my joke, bitch.