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Old 09-05-2008, 11:10 AM   #31
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You've lost me slightly there. I don't recall any mention whatsoever of religion in Harry Potter - or is it that which is perceived to be the problem?
I believe "witch," "wizard," and "magic" are the "offensive words" in this case. Never mind that the series as a whole can largely be taken as a treatise against racism and other forms of discrimination.

I once wrote an analysis of the Harry Potter books in comparison with the Ten Commandments. I think only the first 4 books were out at that point. The sticking point is generally Exodus 22:18 (though many contemporary scholars would translate the word in question as "poisoner" rather than "witch"). Deuteronomy 18:10-11 gets mentioned a lot, too.
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