Friday, September 01, 2006


From today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

Devil in the detail: Vatican exorcises Harry Potter

THE Vatican has never been a fan of Harry Potter, but its chief exorcist has gone one step further and condemned J. K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as downright evil.

"Behind Harry Potter hides the signature of the king of the darkness, the devil," says Father Gabriele Amorth, the Pope's "caster-out of demons".

The books contained numerous positive references to the satanic art, falsely drawing a distinction between black and white magic, he told the Daily Mail in London. In the same interview, Father Amorth said he was convinced that Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler were possessed by the devil.

Do we really have to pretend to take this seriously enough that it warrants a news report? I despair. I really do.


Blogger DonkeyBlog said...

Hang-on, let's just put this into perspective,and remember that that "news report" was in the Sydney Morning Herald ... let's not go pretending that daily publication gets invited to the Annual General Meeting of the High-Brow Journalists of the World Society!

11:14 pm  

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