Originally created 09/06/00

Why Potter books are bad for kids

I will agree with Seth Benson's Aug. 26 letter that some Bible stories are not suitable for young children. But neither are the Harry Potter books.

I don't need to drink iodine to know it's bad for me, nor do I need to read the Harry Potter books to compare them to the Bible.

I'm sick and tired of being told to "Judge not", in other words, sit down and shut up. God tells us to "prove all things," to use discernment. Edmund Burke once said "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

God condemns witchcraft in both the Old and New Testaments. Period. God made the world, he owns it and he makes the rules. Period. And he will judge our beloved nation for these and our other sins.

Contrary to popular belief, Christians are not busybodies out to ruin everyone's good time. Have you ever considered that we are trying to save people from God's judgment? We have the responsibility to proclaim Christ crucified and resurrected who will save all those who come to him.

Jesus said that for one who leads a little child astray, it would be better to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned than to face him at the judgment.

Jack Mort, Belvedere

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