Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Harry Potter...

and the Half-Blood Prince starts today. It started at midnight, but we are going to the 9 pm show. That way hubby still got to work, and hopefully we can get home at a decent hour. It was a fantastic book and we all enjoyed it. I know that this movie will be a little darker than the previous ones, but I have two shoulders and so does hubby for the kids to bury their faces in.

There are a lot of churches and Christians that have said this is a bad series of books and promotes witch craft and disobedience. I disagree. It is fiction that is written about a boy that, through no fault of his own, has been given an enormous task in his life. Tonight's movie is more about the battle between good and evil and how our expectations are not always the reality.

We are all very excited about tonight. We are also, hopefully, going to see some of our friends there. We all have tickets for the same show, so it would be nice to have a chance to spend some time together, even if it's in a dark movie theater. If you've seen it, shhhh. We don't want to know. We'll see it tonight. If you haven't seen it or read the books, you don't know what you're missing.

Have a great day!


Tiffany said...

I love Harry Potter! The kids and I are listening to the first one on this trip and I can't wait to watch the movie with them when we are done. They are really enjoying it so far!
I can't wait to see the new movie. It will probably be a while though.

BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

I have a book called "Finding God in Harry Potter." I've heard both views and each have some validity. It's such a petty thing for Christians to fight about. But sharing views won't hurt as long as the other side is open. :>) I hope you had fun. I know a few more who were there tonight too. :>)

Cristy said...

I read a book that was about why we shouldn't read or watch Harry Potter. I disagreed with 95% of the book. People have different opinions about stuff like that, but I have to have faith in the way that God has led us to raise our children. My kids know this is a work of fiction. Besides, with the boy singing "I am a Friend of God" by Phillips, Craig, & Dean on the way home, word for word, I'm alright.

These are really good books that are well written and full of imagination. Those are my favorite kinds.