I have a 7yo dd & a 2yo ds. My son absolutely LOVES the Harry Potter movies.
Well, one day I was talking with a friend that works on a fundraiser committee with me about a meeting that I wasn't going to be able to make. I had no one to watch ds & didn't want to bring him since there was nothing for him to do. She asked if there were any movies that he would sit still through. I kind of laughed & said "Yeah, Harry Potter." I also told her that I didn't think that would be an appropriate movie to bring. Then she went on to tell me that I "needed to go before the Lord & pray about it" because those movies encourage the dark arts, witch craft & wizardry. I was really surprised she felt that way & I didn't really know what to say. I told her that in our house, it was all make believe & I didn't see a problem with it. She again pressured me to pray about it.
So.. what is your opinion and do you let your kids watch these movies?
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by nandy90 at 2:08 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
I'm not religious but I think the books and movies are bad. My youngest son read them as a teenager and thought Harry treated others horribly and that the relationships set really bad examples. He doesn't think kids should watch the movies because of the way people treat each other and the messages in the movies. I've seen the movies and didn't like them. I wouldn't show them to a child.
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