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Featured Happy Potter and the Agnostic Atheists

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Laika, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    Don't all get excited now. J.K. Rowling isn't doing a book where Harry becomes a member of religious forums or anything. :D

    Suppose for a moment that a weird cult, professed that Harry Potter was a sacred text documenting real-life historical events. Perhaps they assert that the films are documentary evidence or re-enactments.

    Do you assert that you simply "lack belief" in the existence of Harry Potter because of "lack of evidence" for it and are open to the possibility of the existence of Harry Potter, or do you categorically deny his existence by asserting he is a fictional character with no real existence in any place at any time?

    Do you merely "lack belief" in the existence of platform 9 and 3/4, or do you know that such a platform does not exist at Kings Cross station? Or would you be convinced by evidence that 9 and 3/4 exists and could take you to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

    And would this photograph of a platform 9 and 3/4 constitute evidence of the existence of such a platform at Kings Cross Station? What would constitute evidence for you to reassess your "lack of belief" in such a place?

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  2. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Blasphemy!!!!
    Hogwarts is home for all Potterheads.

    In all seriousness though, whilst it would be cool, given that there is a known creator on record saying it’s all fantasy, it’s probably a sign that the series is fiction.
     
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  3. Debater Slayer

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    With all of her Twitter retcons, I almost got excited about the possibility.
     
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  4. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Does the cult promote transphobia?
     
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  5. Laika

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    I would assume that differences between J.K. Rowling and Emma Watson have expressed on trans-people may lead to centuries of religious conflict and sectarianism over the issue.

    Maybe they will have some muggle-hunts and muggle-burnings in a few decades to come to protect the faithful for heretical influences...
     
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  6. Laika

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    I'm sure J.K. could do a video on twitter insisting that they were fictional works and many of these hypothetical "potterists" would insist lord voldermert is impersonating her with polyjuice potion...

    But I like your optimism. :)
     
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  7. Harel13

    Harel13 Nin-Jew Master
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    Unless, God forbid, she pulls an L. Ron Hubbard...
     
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  8. Rival

    Rival Ankh, Wedja, Seneb
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    Wasn't there something about J K secretly being Rita Skeeter and basically doing a leak....

    Hmmm.
     
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  9. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Hopefully she's rich enough to not need to.
     
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  10. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I'm pretty sure if a group of people got together, they could come up with archeological and historical evidence that Hogworts actually existed. Maybe Fluffy too.
     
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  11. RayofLight

    RayofLight They/Them

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    Cerberus would be enough for Fluffy
     
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  12. SomeRandom

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    As much fun as this is and how big a fan I am of the franchise, personally if I were going to start a religion based on a fantasy series, my pick would be Lord of the Rings. It’s already the holy Bible of geekdom
     
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  13. Nakosis

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    I think the stuffed bird/penguin/owl/thing in the cage ruined it for me. :oops:
     
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  14. SomeRandom

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    Fluffy is clearly the offspring of Cerberus. Hargrid is probably friends with Hades
     
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  15. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Of course Harry Potter must be real, I've visited Hogwarts and flown a broomstick

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  16. The Hammer

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    It exists in my head, as does everything else in reality, that makes it real enough imo.

    "Tell me one last thing," said Harry. "Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
    "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" -Deathly Hallows CH35
     
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  17. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    There are 7 HP books, and in the books Voldemort makes 7 horcruxes, breaking his soul into 7 pieces in order to live forever. Coincidence, I think not, I'm on to you JK.
     
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    This is real too

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  19. Rival

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    You may be happy to know my wand has runes on.

    You may not be happy to know they are fake.
     
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  20. MonkeyFire

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    If you traveled off into endless outer space would you eventually find a Areal life Harry Potter in the vastness of outer space and nature.
     
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