Pontiff takes pot shot at Potter
According to ITV news the Pope, while he was still plain-old Cardinal Ratzinger, gave his approval to the views of German author Gabriel Kuby, who has written a book called Harry Potter – Good or Evil.
…thank you for the instructive book. It is good that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because these are subtle seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly.
Kuby also gives a useful ten-point list of arguments detailing why Harry Potter is Bad. If you don’t read German, Google provides this rough translation, which gives the whole thing an agreeably demented tone. For example:
8. It is an offense against the recent generation to entice it spielerisch to the magic and to fill their fantasy with pictures of a world, in which the bad governs, a world, which not only as hopeless, but when worthwhile one represents.
(Thanks to Dan Factor)