Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series is one of the most famous banned books known. Reasoning behind banning this books is because the books have witchcraft and sorcery.

Banning books because of the content is ridiculous. The book is a story and nothing else. Lets go to the facts witchcraft is not a real thing. Things can not poof from nothing, it goes against the laws of nature so the entire argument is invalid. "He said that he thought most children were strong enough to resist the temptation,' said one mother who asked that her name not be used because she did not want her family to be singled out. 'But he said it's his job to protect the weak and the strong." If there is no such thing as witchcraft then is their really a temptation? "students found that their favorite series had disapparated from the school library, after St. Joseph's pastor, the Rev. Ron Barker, removed the books, declaring that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery were inappropriate for a Catholic school." The fact that this is a school, shouldn't they encourage reading since when you read you learn? Banning books just because of the story itself is ridiculous and when you are writing fiction or a "not true story" The content isn't true and shouldn't be banned because of the idea or plot. Banning books is censorship and of course against the constitution, the book series Harry Potter does not present danger so banning it goes against the constitution.

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