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Harry Potter gets a Christian makeover from woman who doesn’t want her kids to ‘become witches

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Annee

No I did not know that, but I certainly believe it.




posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

he has science and socialism and birthdays.


I can't stop laughing


Scarily enough I used to know people who would go to that extreme. Long story short as a kid my mother used to drag me along to her Pentecostal church. I remember the pastor started a campaign against Harry Potter when it first came out, so of course I immediately went and read it lol.

At 35 years of age I can still happily and comfortably say I am a Harry Potter fan, and you can thank my mothers nutty church for that!
edit on 25/9/2014 by Kryties because: spelling



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That's it! I've had it. I'm going to rewrite the bible to protect my daughter. She's always at risk of becoming a Christian when she passes by a bible.

I will rewrite it and take out all the pesky references to their scary god and replace it with a kinder, gentler, witch goddess and I'll turn heaven into a big college for witches. Jesus will be a witch and he will be burned at the stake by religious zealots in my version (which is sort of what happened, anyway).

The Lord's Prayer will be replaced with:

Our Mother,
Whose Essence lies in all,
Thy wisdom come
That our will be done
In accordance with Your Divine Plan.
Give us this day the ability to co-create
For the good of all with harm to none.
And bless us with compassion
for those we do not understand,
As well as those who do not understand us.
Illuminate Thy path of Truth before us,
And awaken us from our own illusions.
For Thou are the Universe,
Love and Spirit within.
So be it! Blessed be.

This book is gonna be awesome!



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Kryties
At 35 years of age I can still happily and comfortably say I am a Harry Potter fan, and you can thank my mothers nutty church for that!


Different for me. I just read the series(in my 50's). I wanted to see what it was all about(my kids and all). My genre and all. It was pablum.

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Annee
Did you know there are companies that take full length movies and "Christianize" them (make them G rated so the entire family can watch them together).

The movie industry fought this and lost.


It's only fair. There's another industry that makes them XXX rated.


What they actually fought was loss of income and altering an artists concept (or something like that).

The companies buy one copy, "fix it", then benefit from the sale of the altered version.

It's always about money, isn't it


From what I remember, the original movie maker wanted licensing. And artistic control, which IMO is just bogus weight they tried to add to the lawsuit.


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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

I was thinking more....

Darth Vader, who art in a cemetary,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Star Destoyer come, thy Force be done
on Coruscant, as it is in the Universe.

Give us this day a touch of Trek,
And forgive us our trespassers,
as we forget those that helped contribute to sci-fi.

I'm working on the rest.....

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Kryties
a reply to: Cuervo

I was thinking more....

Darth Vader, who art in a cemetary,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Star Destoyer come, thy Force be done
on Coruscant, as it is in the Universe.

Give us this day a touch of Trek,
And forgive us our trespassers,
as we forget those that helped contribute to sci-fi.

I'm working on the rest.....


Nice!

To be honest, I'm already more emotionally invested in your rewrite than I am mine. Please make a Jesus the Jedi remake. Please.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Kryties
At 35 years of age I can still happily and comfortably say I am a Harry Potter fan, and you can thank my mothers nutty church for that!


Different for me. I just read the series(in my 50's). I wanted to see what it was all about(my kids and all). My genre and all. It was pablum.


I agree with this also. Harry Potter is completely derivative and uninspiring if you have read anything else at all. In the fantasy genre or mythology in general. It is however a good starting point if you are unfamiliar with anything else in fantasy. For both kids and adults. I am using Harry Potter to introduce my better half. Who has never read fantasy, to the genre I love.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: Cuervo
Please make a Jesus the Jedi remake. Please.


Well, if you insist.....


Give me a few hours, I'll make a Golden Globe, Emmy Award Winning, BAFTA masterpiece.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Well of course it is. It's a series aimed at children/tweens. The biggest fault that I have with it though is that it gets needlessly complex into the later books. This is a problem since the first few books are clearly supposed to be more light hearted, but when the books become hugely successful, Rowlings started recycling material and plot devices from earlier books while making the books darker (maybe to appeal to her fan base as they aged while the books were released, who knows?). When the tone gets darker towards the end of the series, it creates some interesting plot holes or makes characters that are supposedly benevolent seem evil (like Dumbledore).
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: karmicecstasy

I agree with this also. Harry Potter is completely derivative and uninspiring if you have read anything else at all. In the fantasy genre or mythology in general. It is however a good starting point if you are unfamiliar with anything else in fantasy. For both kids and adults. I am using Harry Potter to introduce my better half. Who has never read fantasy, to the genre I love.


As a kid I had a copy of The Hobbit that I read so many times it literally fell to pieces. Then I read Lord of the Rings.....



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t
Yeah making dumbledore an evil, manipulative mastermind, and snape turn out to be a hero boggled my mind completely lol.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: karmicecstasy

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Kryties
At 35 years of age I can still happily and comfortably say I am a Harry Potter fan, and you can thank my mothers nutty church for that!


Different for me. I just read the series(in my 50's). I wanted to see what it was all about(my kids and all). My genre and all. It was pablum.


I agree with this also. Harry Potter is completely derivative and uninspiring if you have read anything else at all. In the fantasy genre or mythology in general. It is however a good starting point if you are unfamiliar with anything else in fantasy. For both kids and adults. I am using Harry Potter to introduce my better half. Who has never read fantasy, to the genre I love.


Hey now, it could be worse. It could be the Twilight series.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: Kryties

You want to mix Star Wars and Star Trek? You sir are clearly a heretic and a blasphemer!
...
Then again, JJ Abrams already ruined Star Trek, and he is going to ruin Star Wars as well, so I guess it doesn't matter anymore.

OT: This is quite hilarious, I'm looking forward to her version of Twilight!

ETA: She should also edit computer games! Shepard already is the second coming in Mass Effect, so it shoudn't be too hard. Rename the Reapers to the Dawkins and you are golden.

edit on 25 9 2014 by Sirrurg because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: intrepid

(maybe to appeal to her fan base as they aged while the books were released, who knows?).


That's what I always assumed, that the books had become more complex as the series progressed because the fan base was aging with them.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Yeah making dumbledore an evil, manipulative mastermind, and snape turn out to be a hero boggled my mind completely lol.


SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh....wait....



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

First thing that popped in to my head when I read about this is the Nazi book Der Giftpilz.


Der Giftpilz is a children's book published by Julius Streicher in 1938.[1] The title is German for "the toadstool" or "the poisonous mushroom".[1] The book was intended as anti-Semitic propaganda. The text is by Ernst Hiemer, with illustrations by Philipp Rupprecht (also known as Fips).



In some instances, it is implied that Jews will try to molest children; one little girl escapes a Jew offering her sweets only when her brother calls the police,[2] and when Inge's mother sends her to a Jewish doctor, despite Inge's protests of what she learned in the League of German Girls, Inge barely escapes.[3] Communism is portrayed as being led by Jews who wish to sacrifice Germany to Russia's good – this being put in the mouth of a former Communist, whose loyalty to Germany brought him to the Nazi party.[4] Jews are portrayed as abusing their German servants.[5] In addition, the book warns of Jews in various occupations – Jewish businessmen,[6] lawyers,[7] tradesmen,[8] and kosher butchers, who in one chapter are described torturing an animal to death.[9] The same chapter also accuses the Jews of kidnapping Christian children to use their blood in matzohs.[9] One of the final chapters blames the Jews for the death of Jesus, who is called the greatest enemy of the Jews of all time.


Notice the similarities? I hope this is satire.

I also truly hope the extreme christian conservatives get a grip soon because they seem to be falling for and disseminating the same sort of propaganda that leads to the persecution of entire groups of people.

The Nazi mentality is alive and well but now the fascists work under a new name.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

Hey now, it could be worse. It could be the Twilight series.


You mentioned that word. Do not mention that word.

Your monitor will now self destruct in 3....2....1....



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: karmicecstasy

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Kryties
At 35 years of age I can still happily and comfortably say I am a Harry Potter fan, and you can thank my mothers nutty church for that!


Different for me. I just read the series(in my 50's). I wanted to see what it was all about(my kids and all). My genre and all. It was pablum.


I agree with this also. Harry Potter is completely derivative and uninspiring if you have read anything else at all. In the fantasy genre or mythology in general. It is however a good starting point if you are unfamiliar with anything else in fantasy. For both kids and adults. I am using Harry Potter to introduce my better half. Who has never read fantasy, to the genre I love.


Hey now, it could be worse. It could be the Twilight series.


The only good thing I have to say about Twilight is that it has gotten my tween cousin into reading. For that i will be eternally grateful. I encourage anyone to read what they love. It does not matter what I think of it lol. We just need more people reading.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Sirrurg
a reply to: Kryties

You want to mix Star Wars and Star Trek? You sir are clearly a heretic and a blasphemer!
...
Then again, JJ Abrams already ruined Star Trek, and he is going to ruin Star Wars as well, so I guess it doesn't matter anymore.


Them's fightin words ol' boy.....




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