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Some groups feel that the characters of the Harry Potter books are used to entice children into practicing paganism or witchcraft.

The books distort reality of children, said Berit Kjos, in his article, "Harry Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft with Praise from Christian Leaders."¹ Some children have even written to fictional Headmaster Dumbledore, the way one might write to Santa Claus, petitioning for admittance to Hogwarts School of Wizardry & Witchcraft.

The reasoning behind Kjos' thesis is, if children cannot discern fantasy from reality, how likely are they to pick up on the "good versus evil" theme in the books, or to know which side is which?


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¹ "Harry Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft with Praise from Christian Leaders




 

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