"And while I'm on the subject. Let me say something about Harry Potter. Warlocks are enemies of god. And I don't care what sort of hero they are they're an enemy of god and had it been in the Old Testament Harry Potter would have been put to death. You don't make heroes out of warlocks. This is a generation that is going to stand for purity and righteousness and holiness and you're going to serve the lord all the days of your life."
Is there anything funnier, sadder, and more disturbing than a middle aged obese woman preaching about the evils of a fictional character in a children's book? Probably, but this is disturbing to say the least. What part of "fictional character" for entertainment purposes doesn't she understand? All of it, it seems. She obviously have a great deal of difficulty in being able to stay in touch with reality, that is for sure.
She preaches as if warlocks are real. What a silly woman. There are, of course, people out there who believe in all sorts of insanities; who may also believe that they are warlocks. But generally these people are the same people who bare their buttocks at night hoping for a visitation from from an extra terrestrial who is doing research on the human race by sticking objects up their bums. Perhaps this also explains the high degree of correlation between the bible belt, republicanism, instances of alien anal probing and closet homosexuality. I wouldn't be surprised. Frankly, I am surprised that Ted Haggard hasn't resorted to this excuse by now. Maybe he suffered a particularly vivid alien anal probing, and has spent at least part of his time since attempting to repeat the experience with other humans. But I digress.
Anyway, back to the fat chick and her protestations that if Harry Potter had been in the Old Testament he would have been put to death. Fat, ugly chicks who wore black to try and disguise their 100 lbs of extra gluttony, would have probably been put to death in the bible as well. During any of the numerous invasions in the bible, she would have been superfluous to requirements and would not have been taken as war booty. I suspect she would have eaten the war booty. And if Harry Potter ever disappears msyteriously off the face of the earth, I will suggest that we pump the fat broad's stomach.
The danger of her rant though is perfectly clear. Is she assuming that young, impressionable children have the sophistication to be able to discern the difference between " if Harry Potter had been in the Old Testament he would have been put to death" and "Harry Potter should be put to death because the bible would do that." I doubt that their comprehension skills are that well honed. Obviously, I doubt her comprehension skills and grip on reality as well.
Children are, however, intellectually sophisticated enough to understand the differences between fiction and non-fiction if it is explained to them. And most children, even if they like the fantasy part of imagining magical powers, understand that that these stories are not meant to be real and are not to be considered as actual events.
Does she intellectually understand that Harry Potter is a work of fiction and if so, why does she rail against it with such animosity? I suspect that she may know what fiction is, she just doesn't approve of the competition. Afterall, while children and adults are enjoying the books of fiction involving Harry Potter, they are not paying enough attention to HER favourite book of fiction, the bible.