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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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  • I remember as a child a book being written called "the Gospel According to Peanuts." It was based on the cartoon strip by Charles Shultz (sp?). I have been taught that we can find illustrations everywhere and anywhere. While I have never read HP (Please don't shoot me lil sis), I say, "Go for it." But please don't tell your pastor. he can probably beat me up. 🙂

    • Hahaha, I won't shoot you 🙂 I only shoot those who tell me not to read it (little do they know that they are exactly the reason I've read Dan Brown and Harry Potter series)… 😀 (Just kidding)

      The Gospel according to Peanuts – heh, sounds fun. I need to look it up sometime 🙂

  • There was a class taught in my college days as a religion student on finding God in modern media. I did not take the class, but I always enjoyed the conversations with students who were in it. They looked at movies such as Star Wars, Shawshank Redemption, etc… Why not Harry Potter too?

    I have not read the books, but I have seen the movies… and don't tell anyone, but I enjoyed them! ;-P

    Having said that, I do not think (based on her own comments) the author's intent was to point to the Gospel.

    • Just saw that your comment did not go through the spam filter… weird 🙂

      I don't think that the intent was to point to the Gospel either – but she used so many examples from there that it stands out – and those examples can be used to share the Gospel with those who have never opened a Bible in their life, yet watched / read Potter.

      What needs to be said, however – (IMHO) – while Rowling did not write Potter in order to point to the Gospel, I don't believe that there is anything in the books that would kill the Gospel (unlike the Golden Compass which was written with one reason in mind – destroy the Narnia imagery)…

  • Hi Zee, it’s interesting here. From one visit I can tell I’m likely to stay. First of all, the “secular” versus “sacred” subject. I ask a question both to myself and to others. What do the scriptures mean to you, “To the pure, all things are pure…?” And, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God?”

    • Thanks for the feedback, Deb! 🙂

      Regarding your question: there are certain things that I do stay away from (for example considering that Philip Pullman publicly said that his reason for writing the Golden Compass series was to denounce the idea of Lewis' Narnia – for me that was one of the factors that I considered when I wondered whether I want to read those books or not… I have abstained from Twilight series as well mostly because I don't get all the excitement over a guy who is a vampire / werewolf… Yet since I haven't read those books, I can't say much), but most of the time, I believe that His truth can be found in a lot of unusual places – if we only look.

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