Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Harry Potter Must Be Stopped!
A Georgia mother warns that the Harry Potter books are an evil attempt to indoctrinate kids into the Wicca religion and must be stopped. You might wonder why she doesn't simply look after her own children rather than trying to decide what everyone else's children should read as well. And of course the Harry Potter books have nothing whatsoever to do with the Wicca religion. But what if they did? Aren't bookshelves filled with stories that mention people of different faiths in a positive light? Wicca is not a Satanic cult, for heaven's sake. Does this mom think the words of the Dalai Lama should be removed from bookshelves because they might indoctrinate kids into Tibetan Buddhism? What about any books that mention Hinduism? Should all references to all religions (other than the one she supports -- which I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess is a conservative Christian sect) be removed as well?