Thursday, May 14, 2009

Harry Potter: Part III

NEW YORK, January 2, 2002 ( - In early December, Rome's official exorcist, Fr. Gabriele Amorth, warned parents against the Harry Potter book series. The priest, who is also the president of the International Association of Exorcists, said Satan is behind the works. In an interview with the Italian ANSA news agency, Rev. Amorth said "Behind Harry Potter hides the signature of the king of the darkness, the devil."

The exorcist, with his decades of experience in directly combating evil, explained that J.K. Rowling's books contain innumerable positive references to magic, "the satanic art". He noted that the books attempt to make a false distinction between black and white magic, when in fact, the distinction "does not exist, because magic is always a turn to the devil."

In the interview which was published in papers across Europe, Rev. Amorth also criticized the disordered morality presented in Rowling's works, noting that they suggest that rules can be contravened and lying is justified when they work to one's benefit.


MJ said...

Hmm the official exorcist. The thing is is his job is to warn against anything that may lead one to the devil. He would also say that reading horoscopes, tea leaves ect lead you to the devil. In truth they may if you put any belief in them, but if I read and totally joke around about my horoscope I am not being led to the devil.

:) Your favorite Harry Potter fan

MJ said...

Gaaahh that came out wrong.
I beleive that putting trust into tea leaves and horoscopes is wrong and dangerous. Now if you read your horoscope once in passing and laugh at it you aren't in much if any danger.

You favorite HP fan