Category: Harry Potter

[christian harry potter?]

[christian harry potter?]

Some uber-Christian mama decided to creatively solve a problem when her kids asked if they could read Harry Potter books. She… rewrote the story. I always say that Harry Potter is not a Bible substitute (far from it!) and I don’t say that everyone should read it. But if you want to twist something… I don’t know. It’s cheap, it’s low, and it’s terrible.

[wisdom.]

[wisdom.]

The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters*. We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. // Sirius Black

[harry – the ordinary hero]

[harry – the ordinary hero]

There is a room in the Department of Mysteries that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all.

[moral judgements]

[moral judgements]

Prior to reading my post, you should read Adrian Waller’s post on “Drawbridge Exercise” (or maybe you know that story already). Seriously, go read it or else what I’ll say won’t make a lot of sense (well, it will… but it won’t be as interesting).

[excuses or explanations?]

[excuses or explanations?]

Last week, since half of the people didn’t show up for our little group, we ended up changing the theme from Christian denominations to what one of the guys called “The Case against Middle Ground.” He defined it as the “golden middle” at first, but we ended up calling it “middle ground” because golden middle …

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[cool enough?]

[cool enough?]

My pastor commented my post regarding the Gospel According to Rowling. “What about the ‘traditional’ Gospels? Not cool enough?” He doesn’t like Harry Potter (despite my efforts to get him to see the real picture of what is going on there). That little fact aside, I told him that he, too, uses illustrations in his …

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[The Gospel according to Rowling]

[The Gospel according to Rowling]

I love Rowling. Also, today I love the fact that I live in Ukraine since I got to see the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II a day before everyone in the US. It was a bit sad to realize that this is the final installment of the movie, yet it was …

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[white noise]

[white noise]

I am starting to get used to working with Excel. Granted, all this budget and financial stuff is driving me up the wall sometimes because of my slight OCD toward details and cleanliness. Everything has to be aligned just right and color-coded and look pretty on the screen / print-out. If it does not look …

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[self-searching]

[self-searching]

It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Divine Sorting Hat, Am I in the right House? Surrounded by loyal Gryffindors, I feel as if I don’t belong… As if I can’t belong Because of all the …

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