Thursday, July 14, 2005

GOOD QUESTION!


La Bona said...
My turn to say it , OK?
Sorry for posting an off topic question here but I think this particular one has a profound impact on our society.

The Pope says “Harry Potter corrupts the young, distorting their understanding of the battle between good and evil”. In a way, he is saying “Harry is Evil, Potter is Satan!”

Well, we know orthodox Christians also despise Uncle Santa Claus and all those at DisneyWorld, do you fancy a world without Cinderella, Snow White and Mr. Mickey Mouse?

La Bona
HER BLOG HERE

I KNOW THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH DOES NOT COMPLETLY APPLY TO ALL CHRISTIANS BUT IT DOES SPELL A BASIS FOR THE REASONS SOME CHRISTIANS DON’T LIKE THE IDEA OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS BEING MADE INTO IDOLS.

LOOK, SNOOP DOES NOT TOTALLY AGREE, HOWEVER I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. CHRISTMAS IS ONLY ABOUT GREEDY ASS KIDS GETTING TOYS AND ABSENT PARENTS MAKING UP FOR TOTALLY IGNORING THEIR KIDS ALL YEAR AND THEY LOOK AT CHRISTAMS AS A DAY TO BUY THEIR KIDS BACK.
PEOPLE SCRAMBLE TO BUY GIFTS FOR PEOPLE WITH MONEY THEY DON’T HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO SELFISH TO APPRECIATE THE GIFTS ANYWAY. SANTA CLAUS IS JUST THE SYMBOL OF THIS GREED.
EASTER IS ANOTHER JOKE. WHERE THE HEEL DID THIS EASTER BUNNY CRAP START? IT’S ABOUT SELLING SHIT TO GULLIBLE CONSUMERS.
DOES HARRY POTTER CORRUPT KIDS? I WOULD SAY NO, BUT.... LOOK HOW THE MEDIA MACHINE HAS DRIVEN THE NEED FOR PARENTS TO BUY THESE BOOKS FOR THEIR KIDS. THE FUCKEN HARRY POTTER BOOKS ARE NOT THAT GREAT, LETS GET REAL. BUT THE DAMM TODAY SHOW HAS A SPECIAL SEGMENT ANNOUNCING THE REVEAL OF THE COVER, GIVE ME A BREAK!
AS FAR A CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE AND MICKEY MOUSE I DID NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THESE FIGURES GROWING UP BUT THEY ARE A PART OF THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF YOUNG CHILDREN. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN THESE ICONS OVERSHADOWS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.
THESE ICONS DICTATE SO MUCH OF OUR SOCIETY. THAT IS THE ISSUE SOME CHRISTIANS HAVE WITH THEM.
DO YOUR RADICAL CHRISTIANS LIKE JERRY FALWELL GO TOO FAR? SURE THEY DO. IS BLAMING SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS FOR GAY LIFESTYLES REALLY.......REALLY... STUPID? YES! THERE ARE CRAZY FUCKS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM.
IS THE POPE CALLING POTTER EVIL WACKED? YES. JUST MORE EXAMPLES OF HUMANS NOT USING BASIC COMMON SENSE.
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“Christmas and Easter were set aside to honor Christ, but how dare we set aside days to remember him, when we forget all of his teachings? What does his
life mean to us? Maybe it's more consistent that America substitutes the Easter bunny and Santa Claus for him, because America dishonors these holidays
by not honoring the meaning of his life & teachings the rest of the year.
America's heroes are the Easter bunny and Santa Claus, who America remembers for at least two days out of the year. The rest of the year America spends
busily worshipping fame, beauty & strength: their rock & roll stars, their Hollywood stars, and sports stars. (If they do think of Christ, it's as a zany
clown in Godspell or as a cult superstar in Jesus Christ Superstar.) But when Americans die they cry out to God and their moms, because love is still more
important than beauty and fame. That was one of Christ's messages. It is why he didn't seek fame or beauty, but sought to love God & his fellow man with
all his heart. And I love Him because He first loved me. He excels in loving the unlovable, and by His love, making them lovable. America, you can keep
your bunnies, elves & fairies, & Santas, I'll keep my friend Christ.”

2 Comments:

Anonymous Terrymum said...

Ah...I would have posted on your friend's blog, but she doesn't allow non-bloggers to post.

I have read ALL the Harry Potter books, and plan on reading the new one soon, and loved them. I am also Roman Catholic (all my life). What an archbishop wrote to a "constituent" decades ago is not the same as a Pope speaking "in Cathedra" (which only occurs about once very 100 years). He's entitled to his opinion, as much as anyone else, and he doesn't dictate to Catholics except on matters of a spiritual nature. And where did this Catholics hate Santa nition come from? Santa visited our class room (parochial school) all the time.

What is said or the church's stance, and the meaning of it, is perhaps being distorted by people who either do not like Catholics (for some reason) or don't have the whole story.

The Catholic church teaches that the true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of the Savior. Anything or anyone else that detracts from that celebration can be a problem. But anything that helps promote it is good. Santa and his helpers can be either, depending upon the person(s) involved and the event(s) in question.

The same with Harry Potter. There is nothing instrincally wrong or sinful about him or his stories. What might be the problem, for some folks, is the temptation to stray from the Truth (in capital letters) to a world made up of happy fiction or flimsy philosophies.

C.S. Lewis, who wrote the Narnia Chronicles, was a devoted Catholic. And he's celebrated by the church.

So please folks, before you hate on someone, let's try to get the facts straight. There are all kinds of bigots, including religious ones, but there are also bigots who hate what they do not truly know... but fear and therefore derride all they can.

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