Re: "Truth and Myth According to Laura Mallory"
- From: nystulc@xxxxxx
- Date: 2 Feb 2007 23:19:13 -0800
Fish Eye no Miko wrote
Why? Please explain why "the occult" is more dangerous than other
You seem to be of the opinion that beliefs do not matter. I cannot
bring myself to agree. Moreover, JK Rowling, to her credit, does not
agree with you. She defends her books on the ground that they do NOT
tend to encourage children to become involved in the occult. She does
NOT defend them on the ground that it does not matter whether they
do. I expect her position on this is far closer to that of Laura
Mallory than yours is.
The occult is by nature selfish. It involves, by definition, I desire
for SECRET knowledge and SECRET power, to be kept for oneself alone,
and not shared with others.
I just reread the first 3 of John Bellair's Kid's Supernaturals (the
Barnavelt-Zimmerman trilogy). Bellairs paints such a powerful and
frightening portrayal of the dangerous lure of the occult on a child's
mind that I am tempted to suspect he speaks from his own personal
childhood experience. For all I know, Laura Mallory's kids may be
similarly predisposed, and I am not inclined to dismiss her concern as
FUCK YOU, Laura Mallory. How DARE you try to make some connection
between HP and Columbine, you stupid ass. And yes, I do think
that's what she's doing.
I confess to being utterly repulsed by these anti Laura Mallory Hate-
Fests that are periodically indulged in on this Newsgroup. Mallory's
legal efforts are doomed to failure. She has not a snowball's chance
in hell of preventing you, or your child, from reading the next Harry