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Ginger Winship[edit]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[edit]

A section of yours has now been deleted twice from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows article. You should not readd it (indeed, it does not belong there), but you may want to consider if some of the information would be appropriate in Religious opposition to the Harry Potter series. Note, however, that based on what I've seen you write in the HP:DH article, I'd say that it could be shortened to about three lines of text. No need for such massive quoting, and if you ask me, Rowling's own assertions of being a Christian are completely irrelevant to any article on Wikipedia. Anyways, just a suggestion, and please understand that I'm not directly inviting you to post there. It may not be appropriate there after all. 'm just inviting you to consider if it would be appropriate; Time Magazine is, after all, a pretty notable source. Lilac Soul 15:36, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Full Text of "Secularism" sub-heading in Religious Opposition to Harry Potter article in case of deletion[edit]


Wicca is a religion; adherents derive their power from the deities they pray to, and Harry Potter does not present magic in such religious terms. Indeed religious practices are absent from the books, although Christmas, Easter and Halloween are mentioned, and what appears to be a nondenominational clergyman presides both at Dumbledore's funeral and the Weasley wedding. In her critical editorial on the books, Focus on the Family's Lindy Beam comments, "The spiritual fault of Harry Potter is not so much that Rowling is playing to dark supernatural powers, but that she doesn't acknowledge any supernatural powers at all. These stories are not fueled by witchcraft, but by secularism."[1] The Harry Potter books have been lauded by atheists and secularists for their determinedly non-religious outlook. Mika LaVaque-Manty of the liberal website Left2Right notes, "Religion plays no role in the books. There are no churches, no other religious institutions, nobody prays or meditates, and even funerals are non-religious affairs."[2] In an article written for Time magazine before the publication of the seventh and final book in the series entitled "Who Dies in Harry Potter? God", Lev Grossman argues that, "Harry Potter lives in a world free of any religion or spirituality of any kind. He lives surrounded by ghosts but has no one to pray to, even if he were so inclined, which he isn't."[3] Grossman goes on to contrast Harry Potter with other, more explicitly religious fantasies, such as C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.[4] This would seem to contrast with J.K. Rowling's own statements about the series. In an interview with MTV after the publication of the last book, she is quoted as saying, "To me [the religious parallels have] always been obvious, but I never wanted to talk too openly about it because I thought it might show people who just wanted the story where we were going."[5] In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final volume in the heptology, Harry sees and reads two verses on tombstones, 1st Corinthians 15:26 and Matthew 6:19. Rowling also said that these verses, "almost epitomize the whole series." [6]

Elsa Bakalar[edit]

Based on a 1990 Boston Globe article that mentioned her age as 71 and several sources that state she was 75 when A Garden of One's Own was published in 1994, I think it's a safe guess that Elsa Bakalar was born in 1919. As of January 2008, she was known to be residing in a nursing home and she is not listed in the Social Security Death Index yet, so she is probably still alive. --Oddharmonic (talk) 03:24, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Olsen was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference nogod was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Lev Grossman (2007). "Who Dies in Harry Potter? God". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  4. ^ Lev Grossman (2007). "who Dies in Harry Potter? God". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  5. ^ Shawn Adler (2007). "J.K. Rowling talks about Christian Imagery". MTV Online. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  6. ^ Shawn Adler (2007). "J.K. Rowling talks about Christian Imagery". MTV Online. Retrieved 2008-06-10.