I usually don't like hype. Not even with events that I'm interested in. But the Harry Potter hype (and, really, I don't think there was that much of it) bothers me not a whit. Mostly because it appears to be fan-generated and it is plain genuine excitement about something that involves imagination.
For fun, though, I'm going to post the best negative news stories and commentaries on the Harry Potter phenomenon I can find. Why? Because the detractors have so little to actually complain about, they delve into the ridiculous.
Without question I believe the Harry Potter series is a creation of hell helping prepare the younger generation to welcome the Biblical prophecies of demons and devils led by Lucifer himself.
...and that is just the second paragraph. Eventually we find that Harry is a drug-pusher! But fear not, we come back to reality by the end.
Harry Potter Is Not The Antichrist
The “mystery of iniquity” is one of those great prophetic truths in Holy Scripture. This mystery is never a person or a character in a book or film. He is a mystery or a hidden spiritual idea that will continue to grow until the Rapture of the saints.
The Harry Potter books are just another means of blinding millions to the truth. When people love imagination, superstition, paranormal intrigue, witchcraft, and sorcery better than they love truth, the Creator will allow them to be filled with their own desires. When the cup of sin is full, the King will say, “It is enough.” My heart tells me the cup is at the brim. The King will soon have the final word and righteousness will win the day.
Don't bother reading the whole thing, unless you're bored. But a quick skim or it will yield a chuckle or two.
As a spectator in the release of the Harry Potter book release, do take time to stop and smell the roses. Part of the enjoyment is what these books do to the crazy control freaks hidden deep in the religious right out there. It's one of the same reasons I would consistently vote for Ted Kennedy even if I didn't want him in office. Tweak, tweak.