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Priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland


Posted on Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 | Comment icon 51 comments

Not everyone appreciates Harry Potter's occult themes. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Suzelfe
An evangelical group has taken to burning J.K Rowling's novels because it considers them 'sacrilegious'.
The priests, who are part of the SMS from Heaven Foundation, published photographs of the book burning which took place recently in the city of Gdansk in northern Poland.

The group believes that the books, which follow the adventures of a young wizard and his friends, are sacrilegious as they conflict with passages in the Bible that condemn the practice of magic.

"Many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone," one passage reads. "So they calculated their value and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver."

The group has also quoted text from the Catechism of the Catholic Church which reads "all practices of magic or witchcraft are in serious contradiction with the virtue of religiosity."
Other titles, including Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, were also put to the flame.

While Christian groups have condemned some of the themes covered in the Harry Potter series before, actively burning the books in public is taking things to another level.

The move has been met with an (unsurprising) amount of criticism from fans of the series.



Source: BBC News | Comments (51)


Tags: Harry Potter, Priest


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #42 Posted by Golden Duck on 4 April, 2019, 22:11
Nice generalisation.  However, isn't banning and scrubbing literature from the internet the same thing. 
Comment icon #43 Posted by Golden Duck on 4 April, 2019, 22:14
It sounds like act similar to Moses burning the golden calf.
Comment icon #44 Posted by travelnjones on 4 April, 2019, 22:23
Maybe this was a comment on the wordplay rather than the content?  I mean there have been times I have wanted to burn R.A. Salvatore books.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Calibeliever on 5 April, 2019, 12:50
It does a little. 
Comment icon #46 Posted by Podo on 5 April, 2019, 17:15
In terms of censorship? Yes. In terms of the social impact of the act? No. My issue is the burning of books one doesn't like in order to make a statement. It's an ignorant, idiotic statement and makes them look like idiots. But, I in no way see any issue with them simply not reading books they don't like, that's totally fine. It's their strategy that is silly.
Comment icon #47 Posted by Jodie.Lynne on 7 April, 2019, 0:09
Wrong in what way?
Comment icon #48 Posted by Abilityperson on 7 April, 2019, 0:14
No I don't think they are wrong but the church. Myself I could care less
Comment icon #49 Posted by Jodie.Lynne on 7 April, 2019, 0:19
Well, welcome to UM, enjoy the show.   And not to be too critical, but your writing style could use a little work. It appears as though you were saying that the HP books were wrong and I was trying to determine what you meant.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Abilityperson on 7 April, 2019, 0:20
No your not I was typing it fast and I see were I made that mistake it is all good
Comment icon #51 Posted by jmccr8 on 7 April, 2019, 0:24
Hi Abilityperson Welcome, not everyone admits to mistakes around here but it is all in fun. jmccr8


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