[why do you live?]

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • Yeah. You do rant.

    I sort of forgot about the "why do you live?" question by the time I got to the "why is Harry Potter bad?" part. The first question is so much harder to answer. Sometimes I get that hopeless/frustrated feeling and ask it of myself. The only answer I can give is that God has something.

    The second question seems to be a pet of yours, so you already know how I feel about the books. I might even be surprised if you don't know one of your reader's opinion about them right now. God tells the best stories. The best we can do is make some like His.
    My recent post Decisions

    • yeah… you're right, J… i kind of went off the cliff 😀

  • I also want you to know that I believe not all good literature had a "godly" base or author – got a bit confused there… do you mean that good literature doesn't necessarily need a "godly" base or author or that some literature while good may be corrupting?

    thanks for stopping by. you were the one i thought of when i said that the "only honest reason not to watch those movies / read books was “I don’t really like the genre" (at least i think you were the one who told me that sometime ago)…

  • First, no I don't like the genre. Second, some good literature is written by those who do not profess any faith in Christ nor is the story in any way, shape or form wrapped in a spiritual message nor does it weave an obvious one into it. Thanks for asking for clarification. Sorry I didn't get here sooner.

    BTW: i would not be opposed to reading Rowling's stuff if it was in my field of interest. 🙂
    My recent post Gut Check

    • *sigh* just prior to reading your post, i read about a book that was published recently by Steve Wohlberg (whoever that guy is – first time i head about him)… "Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft"… BLEH. the review of that book made me mad… grr. "Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft answers all your questions about what's wrong with Harry Potter."… WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH…

      Sorry, these kinds of books are a sore point for me.

      *hug*

  • I think you are like me. You have the gift of discernment so you can find God in just about anything. However I don't like Harry Potter books, or the Twilight books because they CAN ( not saying they are always) be a gateway into the OCCULT. I work at a middle school ……kids that love reading vampire books, harry potter books etc. often dabble in wicca and other things. ____Believe me I am excited to see them reading but at the same time many of us are what we read. We reflect what we pour into our minds.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Justin.

      I totally agree – those books, like any knowledge, applied wrongfully, do have the ability to hurt. I guess my main point is that we (as young adults / adults / teachers / parents / whoever) should know what the books are really about and be able to EXPLAIN and SHOW the kids the way. I did it when my non-Christian kiddos at the camp were thinking about a name for our team and one of them, who was reading Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, asked if we could be called "The Order of Phoenix." We ended up being just "Phoenix" but I had a great opportunity to talk to them about that bird and why it is so unique and about Christ who died but rose again. And another name for phoenix is Resurrection Bird – which is self-explanatory.

  • I do very much love using multi media and movie clips to help youngsters in their walk with Christ though. = )
    My recent post Encouraging Unity Among the Educational Camps

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