Tuesday, August 02, 2005

He's eeeevil ...

I love stumbling across wacko stuff on the internets by accident. Like this analysis of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone that sets out to prove that HP/SS is a satanist book. The biggest bone of contention seems to be the "contact with the supernatural world" that takes place in HP, which is apparently a sure sign of satanism. Um ... or maybe christianity? Because when the category of popular supernatural beliefs pops up, "God" is right there at the top of my list (with his good buddy The Holy Ghost--a concept I never really understood even when I went to Sunday school regularly. What exactly does The Holy Ghost do, anyway?)

But that's not the biggest problem I have with the piece. I'm actually more bugged by the fact that dude didn't really read the book very closely:

Harry is totally dumbfounded with the news that he is a Wizard, but he has to get free of the physical clutches of Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. They have Harry on a boat headed for nowhere and they had every intention of keeping Harry from ever attending Hogwarts School. However, Harry receives supernatural assistance. A very huge man suddenly appears on the boat, out of nowhere, and forcibly removes Harry from the clutches of Uncle Vernon. His name turns out to be Hagrid, and he is the groundskeeper of Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

Harry et al. were actually in a shack on a rock out in the sea when the "huge man" (Hagrid) comes to get him. But I guess I understand, because I sort of skimmed dude's article, too, looking for the really funny bits. Like this one:
G. "Uncle Vernon made another funny noise, like a mouse being trodden on." [p. 47] Remember Adolf Hitler, the most famous Black Magick wizard in modern history? He depicted Jews as Rats in his Propaganda Machinery, convincing the Germans they should extermination the "vermin".
Apparently Hitler's being a "Black Magick wizard" needs no further explanation, but it was news to me ...

And of course, don't forget the whole homosexuality sublot in Harry Potter! Those of you inexperienced in spotting the subtleties of the satanist propaganda machine may have missed it:
When I was first researching Harry Potter, I examined several pro-Potter websites. The author of one of the articles said that one of the probable developments she felt would occur in the latter books was the advent of homosexuality in the story theme. She said such activity was only hinted at in the first books. With this thought in mind, you will better understand this sentence.

"Professor Flitwick [Charms teacher] put the class into pairs to practice [levitating]. Harry's partner was Seamus Finnigan (which was a relief, because Neville had been trying to catch his eye)." [p. 171] We shall see if homosexuality does develop in any of the last three books, because in the first three, this is the only possible reference to it.
Ooh, just wait until Chamber of Secrets when Hermione gets into a little scuffle with Milicent Bulstrode and they have to be pulled apart!

Harry Potter really seems to get the wacko christians' undies into a bundie. There's a whole page about how evil the books are at the same site, including reviews of the books up to Goblet of Fire. So why did they stop? I mean, they've had several years since Order of The Phoenix came out ... did Harry Hotter suddenly stop being evil? Or maybe the devil got the web site proprietors for dissing his boy Harry ...

3 comments:

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john said...

read today that HP is second only to the Koran amongst the favorites of prisoner at Gitmo. the right will probably take this as a sign that HP is satanic -- i see it as proof of the unbeliveable popularity of this fantastic series. when you can penetrate Gitmo........

Lisa B. said...

I read that, too. very interesting ...