I'm used to fantastic lunacy from Protestant Christians, but every now and then a Catholic Christian goes head to head with them in lyrical insanity, and it makes for head-turning reading:
THE REV. Ron Barker, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, deserves praise for having the courage to stand up and ban the Harry Potter books at St. Joseph's School in Wakefield ("Man from ministry bans Potter," City & Region, Oct. 25). These books, although fiction, can be very harmful to impressionable children, as witchcraft is a very real and dangerous practice in our culture today. There is a cult attitude that borders on frenzy around these books, and they can be spiritually harmful to children. There are plenty of good books out there that do not have occult themes. I pray that other schools will follow Barker's lead and get these books out of our schools. (emphasis added)Pentagram vs. Pentateuch, I see that every day. Halloween is probably evil, too.