Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FW: November 8th AOTM debate on Harry Potter

Mark Your Calendars!
On November 8, 2011, Remnant Editor Michael J. Matt will debate Chesterton Academy's
Professor Julian Ahlquist on the Harry Potter series.  
All men are invited to the Argument of the Month's hottest debate of the season thus far!  
(For more info, please visit www.AOTMclub.com

Harry Potter Wants to Know:

Would You Enroll Your Catholic Kids at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

Hollywood loves Harry, and so do millions of children. Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J. K. Rowling's books have gained monumental commercial success worldwide. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

But there's a dark side to Harry Potter, which has led to intense criticism from Christian critics who are concerned over the increasingly dark tone and multitudinous occult references in the books. Even the current Holy Father has expressed disapproval.  And Rowling herself has admitted that the main theme of the Harry Potter series is death.

So, is Harry Christian-friendly or not? You've heard the back-and-forth from women's groups and mothers; you've read the outright condemnations by Protestants critics.  But isn't it time Catholic men and fathers weigh in on this controversy surrounding one of the most popular children's books in this history of the human race?

Obviously, Catholic men need to know something about Harry.

Don't miss the next Argument of the Month in which Julian Ahlquist of the Chesterton Academy will argue that Harry Potter is Christian-themed fantasy reading for our kids and grandkids, while Catholic newspaper publisher Michael Matt will attempt to demonstrate that it is  fundamentally anti-Christian, if not introductory level indoctrination in the occult, and thus a very real threat to family life.

On the second Tuesday in November, two serious Catholic men will add their voices to this important cultural debate.

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