the minor premise

the minor premise

Saturday, August 11, 2007

An Extremely Astute Potterian Observation

I've written before on the subject of good Christian folks who get into a lather over the Harry Potter books because they associate the "magic" occuring therein with the "magick" of Wiccans, neopagans, and other occult wannabees. I therefore greatly enjoyed the quip cited below and wish I'd come up with it.

Hat tip to MrsDarwin of DarwinCatholic for bringing my attention to it. I must admit (blush) I had a seven-second delay before bursting out laughing. Thank goodness I wasn't drinking anything at the time, which given the heat and humidity was unusual.

From MrsDarwin's post:
Scott Carson, who doesn't really care, about magic in the Harry Potter books:

Writers have compared the magic of the Potter stories to the magic that is condemned in the Bible, but that is the sloppiest sort of literary criticism; it's like saying that the Ancient Greeks were opposed to birth control because they fought against the Trojans.