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The Danger of the Wrong Story

Last week, I gave two examples of how stories can bring truth to hearts.
We, as parents, should do diligence to know what our children are reading and taking to heart.
I’ve never critiqued Harry Potter, other than to stay far from it.
I didn’t want to read them and therefore felt I could not fairly analyze them, but I always felt the evil in spite of that.
Nor did I allow my boys to read them.

Many educators praised them. For now they could get their students to read!
Was it worth it?
Now that many of the chronicles have been released and consumed by our children, let’s see what these “harmless” stories are doing to our children.
Rather than take excerpts from the article, I have included the entire article. Bare with me in reading them.

I have been notified that this article may be satirical in nature and not accurate. 
I still include it, because it shows how even the world notices what a story can do for you—good or bad.

J.K. Rowling Admits She Wrote Harry Potter to Convert Kids to Wicca

LONDON, ENGLAND
POSTED ON AUGUST 28, 2014 BY CARRIESNOTSCARY

In a statement on her official website, Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling finally admitted that she wrote the series on behalf of the Wiccan religion. In years past, many Christian groups were considered obnoxious for advocating that the books be banned from schools due to their potential for polluting children’s brains with belief in witchcraft, but apparently they were not as crazy as originally thought.

“It’s been so many years, and the built-up guilt has been like a rainy cloud following me everywhere I go. When I write, when I sleep, when I practice magic, when I go to the bank to deposit my billion dollar Harry Potter checks . . . my secret was like my Horcrux, and now I’ve destroyed it so my soul can be whole again for the witches,” Rowling wrote. “It’s about time that I tell the world I am a strong supporter of Wicca. I truly believe in its benefits as a religion. I wrote Harry Potter to please the Mother Goddess. They needed new followers, and they needed young followers. I wrote the series to manipulate young minds into believing witchcraft was real, and it worked.”

According to Rowling, the Wiccan community knew about this the whole time. In fear of losing followers if they released the series’ true intentions early, they forced Rowling to wait until it already fulfilled their hopes and dreams—a younger, broader Wiccan community. “She saved us. Everyone who reads Harry Potter or watches the movies supports us. Rowling donates a large portion of her money to our experiments and facilities,” an anonymous and active Wiccan witch said.

Rowling closed her statement saying, “I am deeply sorry if I have offended you with my propaganda. I hope that my readers, Wiccan or not, can still enjoy my work. And above all, I hope that this revealing information does not influence your opinions on myself, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and especially Hedwig.”

https://empirenews.net/j-k-rowling-admits-she-wrote-harry-potter-to-convert-kids-to-wicca/

Need I say more?

My initial article included another article. Unbeknown to me, it was a satirical newsletter. When asked if these quotes were true, since they do use names and quotes, several readers told they do not represent true statements, and were written for entertainment purposes. Rather than present "fiction" I removed that article.


I do apologize for presenting the misinformation.
 

Here's a helpful article for parents to take back their control of their children over what their children are reading and doing.

https://charismamag.com/culture/whats-wrong-with-harry-potter/
 

Must I say anything more about screening what our children are reading?
We must pray for our children.

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What an eye opener your article is, I had no idea. My kids were never into Harry Potter and I knew it was bad, but just not how evil it really is. Do you mind if I send this to others I know? Anyone with kids should be reading this article. They may not even know that their kids have been reading these books, especially if the family is Christian and the child knows their parents would not approve. And to read that the author purposely wrote to turn children to witchcraft, that is so evil. Thanks so much for sharing. Christian parents really need to know about this stuff.

That must have been really hard doing this research! It makes my skin crawl reading it, and I only skimmed this because of that.

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