What are your thoughts on Harry Potter and other Witchcraft Entertainment?

Before I begin, each week we have a discussion. Sometimes they may be controversial. However, I want to make it clear that NONE are going to become a mean spirited type of discussion. We are all sisters in Christ and we should act accordingly. If ANYONE posts a mean come back or has the profound need to force others to believe what they believe to the point of arguing, their comments will be deleted and never again approved on this site. So play NICE!

OK…on to the discussion part…

What are your thoughts on Harry Potter and other Witchcraft Entertainment?

Again…BE RESPECTFUL and KIND in your responses or you will be banned from the site. Period.

I will be doing a devotional on this in early 2011 on witchcraft, and I thought it would be a good discussion topic to see where my Christian Mom readers are at on this topic. Please know that I have a VERY clear and STRONG view on this topic and have wrote several pieces on it already. However, I am certainly NOT going to attack you if you feel differently. Do not be offended though if I DO reply with Scriptural evidence that contradicts your views. It is not… I repeat NOT meant to offend. This topic is meant to help us as Christian Mothers and daughters of the King learn HIS view on things and to become BETTER Mothers and examples to our children and the lost world we live in.

It is alarming how much witchcraft has become a prominent place in our society. Even Christians are buying into it in the name of entertainment. Well, quite frankly, I find it shocking to see how far from the Word’s standards we have come. From Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings to Princess and the Frog and everything in between. We have packaged it as “in your face” witchcraft, cutesy and even subtle. However, it is still all the same. Witchcraft.

Witchcraft and all that it implies is very UNHEALTHY and strongly prohibited Biblically…to participate in, endorse or let alone use for entertainment purposes. Our viewpoints and lifestyle should be measured by Biblical standards…NOT worldly…

A few Scriptures I found that I think are worth a read if you have become desensitized to this aspect of the world we live in.

  • Lev. 19:26, 31; 20:6, 27
  • Deut. 18:9-14
  • Exodus 22:18
  • 1 Samuel 15:23
  • 2 Kings 17:13-18; 21:6
  • Isaiah 8:19-20; 44:25
  • Acts 8:9; 13:6; 17:11; 18-22
  • Galatians 5:19-21
  • 1 Timothy 4:1-2
  • James 3:15
  • Rev. 19:21; 21:8; 22:15

There are MANY more…LOL…but these should be helpful to get you started. I would also urge you to pray and ask God what He thinks about what you watch, read, listen to and allow in your life… and your children’s lives. I do not mean to seem “preachy”, however, I feel that we cannot ignore the Word of God, and act like we can just pick and choose the portions of it that we want to acknowledge. His ENTIRE Word is for teaching, learning, reproof and a GUIDE for ALL we do! God loves us and would not warn against something unless He was trying to protect us…and NO form of entertainment means more to me than my obedience to my Daddy’s Word. <3

OK, how about you? What is YOUR thoughts on this controversial topic??

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  1. Nadia Robertson on November 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I’m glad you have brought this topic up, how do we balance the difference between fantasy, being unrighteously religious, and knowing God’s word that tells us not to feed our Spirits with things of the world through what we watch, read, hear and listen to? One thing I am sure of is that God teaches us to be honest and truthful, like He is and to be more excited about what He has to tell us each and everyday, in a deeper revelatory way. Yay, Daddy Jesus.

  2. Kimberly on December 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I am glad you posted this topic. I believe in our culture today we are so consumed with being entertained that we don’t give much thought about the content of the movies our children watch. I know from personal experience that demons are real and they can attack children as you can read in scripture. It is not against this world we fight, but against principalities and powers of darkness in high places. I grew-up watching all of the disney movies as well as some of you that posted and allowed my daughter to do the same. God begain to convict me of this and I brushed it off and made excuses that it was just make believe and that having an imagination is crucial to their growth. Then my daughter began to see a man in dark clothes in her room that was holding a skelton’s hand. I ask her what a skelton was an she 5 years old at the time said ” a body of bones.” I again brushed this off until I was walking at the end of her bed in the dark and ran into him fear rushed in to my body, and I realized that this was a spiritual attack. We got rid of all movies containing anything with magic or with any appearance of evil. We then prayed and the demon has not returned. I think as Christian’s we need to take serious the effect of the spiritual realm on our children, and that we can open the doors through the eye gate. Please pray about what you put into your mind, and allow your children to watch/read.

  3. JennyD on December 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    This has really gotten me thinking. I have strong views about movies & books that are outright witchcraft, but a lot of kids shows involve magic. I have a 4 & 2 year old & they like to watch Dora. I’ve noticed though, that Dora often involves some sort of magic. We also watched “The Search for Santa Paws” the other day & it centered around a magic crystal. Now my son is talking about magic non-stop. Where do all of you draw the line for this age/handle talk of magic/explain it?

  4. Hillary on January 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I have to admit I only looked up the first half of the scriptures listed above, but they all seemed to be saying the same thing…don’t practice witchcraft, stay away from fortune tellers, and don’t try to contact the dead. There are movies that portray these things in reality and other movies that portray a fantasy world. I think staying away from the reality-based movies is ultimately the best decision. However, fantasy-based movies like Harry Potter and Disney movies, such as Snow White, are more about good vs. evil. In my opinion it is ok to view these movies…as long as the viewer is age appropriate and knows the difference between fantasy and reality. I also think it would be prudent of the parents to watch these movies with their children. That way parents can engage them in discussion and correct any misguided thoughts their kids might have after the viewing.

    Although I feel this way now, I will pray about this subject and see if He prods me to change my view.


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