The reasons for the success of the Harry Potter books is apparently something other than good writing and a fun story. Something more sinister lies behind that lightning bolt scar on Harry’s forehead.
“Behind Harry Potter hides the signature of the king of the darkness, the devil,” Father Gabriele Amorth, the Pope’s “caster-out of demons”, said.
The books contained many positive references to the satanic art, falsely drawing a distinction between black and white magic, he told the Daily Mail in London. Father Amorth also said he was convinced that Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler were possessed by the devil.
Father Amorth is a little bit of a marginalised figure in the church, with the idea of exorcism not quite so popular as it once was. Although it should be noted that Ratzinger in his pre-pope days also thought Harry was a corrupting influence.
I always wonder why they even feel the need to comment on the books.