- Oct 29, 2000Thought this was interesting:
* October 28 * BC Christian News *
Harry Potter author confirms she is a Christian
C.S. Lewis once said the world did not need more Christian novels; rather,
it needed more novels that happened to be written by Christians.
Are the Harry Potter books -- a phenomenally successful, and controversial,
series about a young wizard who learns magic spells and other tricks of the
trade at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- the sort of
thing Lewis had in mind?
Could be. J.K. Rowling, author of the books, came to Vancouver this week
and told The Vancouver Sun's Max Wyman that she does not believe in such
magic herself, and that, yes, she is a Christian -- "which seems to offend
the religious right far worse than if I said I thought there was no God.
Every time I've been asked if I believe in God, I've said yes, because I
do, but no one ever really has gone any more deeply into it than that, and
I have to say that does suit me, because if I talk too freely about that I
think the intelligent reader, whether 10 or 60, will be able to guess
what's coming in the books."
In addition, Rowling said it should be "blindingly obvious" that her books
promote virtue, not evil, and she admitted she has become "impatient" with
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