Berlin - Pope Benedict XVI thinks the best-selling Harry Potter series of fantasy novels about a boy wizard may undermine children's religious development by blurring the line between good and evil, according to comments attributed to him by a German sociologist. Gabriele Kuby, a fervent Catholic who has written a book called Harry Potter - Good or Evil , says on her website that the pope, then Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, wrote to her in March 2003 to thank her for sending her "instructive book". Extracts of the letter published on the website read: "It is good you shed light and inform us on the Harry Potter matter, for these are subtle seductions that are barely noticeable and precisely because of that deeply affect (children) and corrupt the Christian faith in souls even before it could properly grow and mature." Ratzinger fears young minds will "lose the spirit of discernment between good and evil and will not have the necessary strength and knowledge to withstand the temptations to evil". Three hundred million copies have been sold in the Harry Potter series around the world so far.The sixth instalment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is set to hit bookstores overnight on Friday. The pope began a two-week holiday on Monday at a secluded chalet in the Italian Alps.
C'mon Harry Potter is Shakespeare and he doesn't have the charecter shift between good and evil like Brutus for Julius Ceasar.The universe in HP is very well defined on who is good and bad and charecters action are very well expained to set out weather they're good or bad. They're is very little self conflict in the world to allow you to question weather a charecter is ritious in their actions.To me this is pure bullshit and wouldn't of happened if they would understand a few things.1. HP is for teenagers. That was the original target group, not 6 year olds. So there will of course be evil.2. It's a freakin' book; don't like it, don't read it.3. The Pope's a nazi
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