Jk Rowling 'Lures Kids To Satan'

Hit children's author JK ROWLING has been blasted by a Vatican official for tempting children towards Devil-worship with her popular boy-wizard series HARRY POTTER.

The Roman Catholic Church's chief exorcist FATHER GABRIELE AMORTH has warned the magical schoolboy adventures are tainted by "the Prince of Darkness" and are inspiring a generation of Satanists and sinners.

The 80-year-old cleric, who has exorcised more than 3,000 malign spirits since 1986, said yesterday (28FEB06): "You start with Harry Potter, who comes across as a likeable wizard, but you end up with the Devil.

"There is no doubt that the signature of the Prince of Darkness is clearly within these books.

"By reading Harry Potter a young child will be drawn into magic and from there it is a simple step to Satanism and the Devil."

Harry Potter, played by teen star DANIEL RADCLIFFE in the blockbuster movie adaptations, has previously been condemned by POPE BENEDICT XVI.

He claimed the stories are brimming with "seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly".


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Whether 2006 or 1006 or 30 AD, for the Christian the battle is the same, and for the Catholic the strategy is the same.
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If Harry Potter fights against evil, then satan's kingdom is divided. Jesus said that a kingdom divided will fall... I tried watchin one of the Harry Potter movies, when it was on TV. I couldn't watch it. There is nothing darkness, what I saw..Give me The Lord of The Rings, The Cronicles of Narnia and The StoneHolding, any day of the week..
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Thanks so much for printing the words of Fr. Amorth. He has been exorcising demons for many years. I have read his books, and they are brilliant. Ms. Rowling may not intentionally lure our kids to the Satanic, but this is how the demon works. He makes it appear so innocent and enjoyable. He only need us to allow the tiniest crack in our armour for him to get in, then he tries to take us over with drugs, alcohol - you name it. Be careful what your kids read. It's difficult, indeed.
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I have a question. Who is going to actually go out in the world and try all the things in the book? It's just a great series where it takes you away from our world for a moment into another one. And what about all those other books that have witch craft in them? Why are people just critizing J.k. Rowling's work?
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THIS IS REALLY STUPID!WHY ON EARTH WOULD A GREAT AUTHOR LIKE J.K.ROWLING WANT KIDS TO WORSHIP DEVIL!!THE PEOPLE WHO STARTED IT ,WHO KNOWS IF THEY ACTUALLY EVEN READ HARRY POTTER OR NOT!I HOPE THE HARRY POTTER FANS REALLY DON'T BELIEVE THIS CAUSE THIS IS ALL JUST FOR PUBLICITY NOTHING ELSE AND YOU CAN'T COMPARE HARRY.P TO THE "DARK PRINCE" OR WHATEVER!!
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OMG!!!!!!! GOODNESS, THIS IS THE MOST RIDCULOUS THING EVER!!! I MEAN WHY ALL THIS NOSENSE AGAINST JKR?I MEAN ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINK GOD IS AGAINST JKR'S BOOKS AND HER MIND, R U COMPLETLY INSAN, I MEAN DO U REALLY THINK A STRUGGLING MOTHER LIKE JKR WOULD BE AS RICH AS THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND IF GOD HADN'T SUPPORT HER, JUST THINK IF SHE DIDNT HAVE LUCK AND A DESTINY TO MAKE IT BIG, DO U REALLY THINK SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN THIS FAMOUS FOR A MIND THAT NOW GETS PAID FOR WRITING WHAT HER IMAGANATION SHOWS HER. BUT THINK ALSO THAT SHE IS AN ACCURATE AUTHOR THAT EVEN BOTHER TO DO RESEARCH TO GIVE A FACTUAL IDEA. ANYWAY WE ALL HAVE RIDICULOLNESS IN OUR SELVES. HOPEFULLY U ALL KNOW SHE IS ON HER LAST INSTALLMENT ANY WAY SO IT'LL BE OVER SOON, WHICH TO US FANS IS A DISAPPOINTMENT, BUT WHY DON'T YOU JUST STOP UR KIDS FROM WATCHING, AND NOT RUIN IT FOR THE REST OF US WHOSE MIND NOT PATHIC AND DESPRATE AS MOST OF U WHO THINK HARRY POTTER IS A DEVIL PRINCE!!! LATER,K.
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Father Amorth is right on. Harry Potter confuses children about the true nature of the supernatural order and cultivates within them an unhealthy interest in the occult. The frightening imagery in Rowling's books and movies do not belong in the minds of God's precious children. Today, occult type movies, television shows, games and toys are everywhere. Why? Satan is real and he is launching an all out attack on the 'last day' Christian. St. Paul warns quite clearly that our "battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalites, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places" (Eph. 6:12). May we discern clearly the spirit of our age so that we may not perish for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).-- Remnant
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If you are really interested in this, google the article by Chaput, the archbishop of Denver. His writing is not just for Catholics and is clear and intelligent. I think he sums it up best. Simply: for a well-grounded Catholic (and other Christians), Harry Potter is a fun, entertaining and harmless read. For non-christians and unknowledgeable Christians(unfortunately, this is many), it has the potential to be dangerous in its association with magic. He explains this far better than I... Go easy on Fr. Amorth; if you ever attended a real exorcism, you might be a little more cautious yourself about anything to do with magic/occult. He is an exorcist, not a literary critic.
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Thank you for this wonderful article. It is so sad to hear you so called Catholics/Christians think this is STUPID. Why would anybody think that Magic, manipulation, etc, is not satanic. You all don't know JK Rowlings personally (Thank God I don't either)and who the heck would research occult practices for children's movies if they did not want to use it? It seems like many of you people that think this is stupid, really should pray for your own soul not to be desensitized.. You think God works in mysterious ways, so does the Devil!!!! I am sorry that you are all blinded. Movies/books like this over and over make people desensitized and start thinking that evil ways become good....
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omg what a load of old tosh.1 - why would JK want kids to start worshipping the Devil?2 - do you see ME walking around with an "I (heart) Satan" badge on?? No? Figures.3a - have they actually READ the books?3b - Harry is fighting against Evil (Voldemort), not for him. Get it right.Deary me *sighs incredulously*
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