Harry Potter & Social Responsibility: Eternal Life–No Horcrux Necessary

Imagine getting a royalty check every time someone is called a “Good Samaritan” or “Prodigal Son.”  Go to an RV park and you’ll see one of these stickers… I remember camping for quite a while until I realized it was a nod to Jesus’ famous story.  Imagine inventing a character that is part of our vocabulary–2,000 years later. In Joe Jackson’s  “The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy,” the narrator debates selling his soul to live forever in music or stay in the moment, loved by one person calling from the next room… When Harry Potter was first banned in school districts, the “children’s literature” was linked to the devil–promoting magic or God.  It was surprising the objections parents and school-boards would have to the story of a young man resisting temptation and placing himself in direct conflict with evil promises of immortality in exchange for a soul.  It sounds like… Read More…