I have had time to think about it and I have recently just read a very great post by John Granger, who did not fall for the media’s trap. The media heard the word gay and ran with it and totally blew it up. I do not believe in totally hating upon the Harry Potter books. I have read them completely, and really do continue to love their message of love. I do not feel that the Dumbledore gay revelation was her means of saying she wanted children to accept homosexuality. Maybe it was her means of showing he struggled with it. That is what John Granger wrote up on hogwartsproffesser.com, and I literally said this is a great post by a Christian I highly respect. Many Christians seemed to immediately react and type up complete rants in order to look good in the eyes of their peers. I am writing this post, because this is what I honestly feel. I feel Dumbledore was a loving person who understand how it feels to be estranged from the world. Fine you may not admit homosexuality is not a real issue, but I think it is, and it is not a fabrication to try and gain attention. There is a very interesting verse in the bible, when Jesus talks of divorce, and saids that some who are born eunuchs, do not need to be married. This fully supports being asexual when you are homosexual and that the struggle is not a sin but the ACT, chaste in other words. I believe Dumbledore found that his love was unmeaningful and decided thus to remain chaste. His struggle helps him to understand others, magical creatures, elves, those estranged by common society. Sort of like how some churches act, we as Christians close our doors and act hostile towards those we fear. Because fear makes us afraid and makes us hate. Hate is a sin, and for me it something I see lurking about the world in huge amounts. Christians laughing at other miseries, hypocrisy, it is running rampant. We as Christians sometimes act like pure bloods, act like the priests who walk right past the man who had just gotten beaten, and the only one to notice him is the Samaritan. We fear differences, we want all Christians to be in uniformity, we fear the Christians with the piercings or engaging in many various sorts of media. Those who were at birth born lame or with mental deficiencies. We shut our doors on rape victims. Why do we pay millions in supporting a company like Exodus to make people who many Christians hate upon even more confused. I challenge all who read this blog to break down walls and act as Dumbledore and to be loving towards those who many Christians have left behind, instead retreating to act among the pures as pure bloods, calling those who are gay, mudbloods.
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John Granger is excellent. As for Potter, I like the books, but I don’t perhaps keep them on as high a pedestal as I did before the announcement. I would say they are about the same shelf as Eragon is now instead of Tolkien or Lewis in my mind. Good books, but there are books I enjoy more. My initial reaction to the news was a total disregard for them, but I enjoy the charming parts of them too much… (AKA… Peeves.) to not maintain at least some interest in them.
Yep, John Granger rocks!!! Tolkien, Lewis, and L’Engle to me are on top. Jk rowling does not even touch them or even Mccaffey or Ursula K Le Guin! But they really are awesome books with some great morals. I still love them besides the piece of news!