VAMPIRES AND BOY WIZARDS ARE REAL PROBLEM, BISHOP WARNS AUSTRALIANS

The Archdiocese of Sydney's auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous has warned that generation Y risks a dangerous fascination with the occult fuelled by the Twilight and Harry Potter series.

"Alternative" relaxation techniques as yoga, reiki massages and tai chi may encourage experimentation with "deep and dark spiritual ideas and traditions." The Twilight and Harry Potter books and films "are attractive to adolescents and can be innocent enough. However, they can open up a fascination with this mysterious world and invite exploration of various phenomena through the use of occult practices like seances," Bishop Porteous was quoted in The Sun-Herald.

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VAMPIRES AND BOY WIZARDS ARE REAL PROBLEM, BISHOP WARNS AUSTRALIANS — 5 Comments

  1. The good bishop is absolutely right. Those “dangerous fascinations” in Sydney are powerful. Why, when we were in Sydney I had a dangerous fascination with the lifeguards at Bondi beach. Unfortunately none of them invited me to an “exploration of various phenomena”. Next time I’m there I’m sure that I’ll need to be saved.

    From a strong wave or a muscle cramp while out in the water, that is.

  2. Well done!! Many of the churches jump on the bandwagon against before any have even seen the movies or read the books.

  3. Hee hee hee, Mad One.

    I’m not sure that I know how to behave in a world where Catholic leaders have become like the Baptists. Maybe we’ve got it wrong. The Baptist Consortium is Mother Church.

  4. Love the cartoon, very funny, MP, agree with Dah-veed, but I have to say that Hermione looks to me like she’s saying the exact opposite. However maybe that’s just me.