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Bad influence of Harry Potter


I'm not exactly unfamiliar with this line of thinking, having had various books of potter banned from schools . In her books, it's reality that's seen as corrupting. With Harry Potter, the perceived danger is fantasy. After all, Harry and his classmates attend the celebrated Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. According to certain adults, these stories teach witchcraft, sorcery and satanism. But hey, if it's not one "ism," it's another.

The real danger is not in the books, but in laughing off those who would ban them. The protests against Harry Potter follow a tradition that has been growing since the early 1980's and often leaves school principals trembling with fear that is then passed down to teachers and librarians.

Appalling G

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The Harry Potter books are too derived to be harmful. Anyone who jumps into the air on a broomstick thinking theyll fly deserves to fall down.


I think it's a silly argument - to say that HP is a bad influence-....if that's the worst influence in a kid's life, they're in good stead. Have you heard some of the lyrics to songs these days?