Monday, April 25, 2005

WHAT IF....

I know she supposedly has the story mapped out, all ready to write, and hidden away in a safe-deposit box, but...

What if J. K. Rowling became a born-again fundamentalist Christian before she actually got down to writing the seventh and final book in the popular Harry Potter series?

Would she have all the characters go to hell?

Would these beloved characters all be sent to eternal damnation for using witchcraft and wizardry, for associating with talking animals, or for using magic wands, levitating, disapparating, using flue powder, playing Quidditch on the Sabbath, drinking butter beer in Hogsmeade, etc.?

Would the final installment of Rowling's series be called "Harry Potter and the Lake of Fire"?

Or maybe "Harry Potter Left Behind"! What do you think?

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Well, the books would definately receive a new antagonist:

He Who Shall Not Be Named? Michael Moore

The students would carry bibles in place of the Freudian, phallic-shaped wands.

There would be no more co-ed schooling...Hogwarts would be a boys only institution. The girls could only attend Charm School, where they would learn manners and kitchen chores.

Etc...

3:03 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Well...christian fundamentalism is indeed a different form of fantasy. However, the prime goal is to escape reality either way, right?

Just have Harry Potter take on the "terrorists." And use magic spells to shove brain dead babies back in women's wombs. That should be enough to satisfy the most devout, evangelical people hater.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Well...christian fundamentalism is indeed a different form of fantasy. However, the prime goal is to escape reality either way, right?

Just have Harry Potter take on the "terrorists." And use magic spells to shove brain dead babies back in women's wombs. That should be enough to satisfy the most devout, evangelical people hater.

6:09 AM  

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