Harry Potter Roundup
Harry Potter came out this weekend. I enjoyed it, and I'm eager to read the next book. But of course many fans are disappointed because events did not go to their liking. This lessens the enjoyment for the rest of us.
But what really distressed me this weekend were the discussions by Catholics who think that if fantasy novels have witches and wizards in them, they must be evil. Or draw people toward evil. Or have a chance of drawing people toward evil, or at least toward neopaganism and the occult. Or maybe they wouldn't draw anyone toward evil at all, but Christians should avoid them anyway just out of a general sense of fitness.
In other news, Jesus announced that since there are alcoholics in the world, he'd been dead wrong in choosing to change water into wine for his first miracle, even though there were only two people with drinking problems in attendance, they hadn't had a relapse in years, and his mom had posted relatives to make sure they did what they'd promised and kept off the sauce.
After that, the subject broadened to "Dungeons and Dragons is evil and occultic". I got sick of this one back in the eighties. It's just not true.
Why do people hate imagination so much?
I realize this isn't exactly oppression compared to all the other bad things going on in the world. But it just goes on and on, never stopping. I'm sick of it.
I'd better stay out of the comment boxes for a while.