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Catholic priests in Poland burned objects and books they denounced as sacrilegious, including tales of fictional child wizard Harry Potter. On Facebook, the group quoted Bible passages condemning all forms of divination and magic.

The priests hail from ‘Fundacja SMS Z Nieba’, meaning ‘SMS from Heaven Foundation’, so-called because the order sends out religious messages via phone texts. The book burning took place at a church in Koszalin on Sunday.

Photos posted on Facebook by the group show books being arranged in a pile outside the church along with other objects including small statues of elephants, a tribal mask, and a figurine resembling a Hindu deity.

The posts were accompanied by Bible quotes urging people to “burn the images of their gods” and recounting “many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone.”https://www.rt.com/news/455281-poland-priests-burn-books/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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50 minutes ago, New World Explorer said:

Catholic priests in Poland burned objects and books they denounced as sacrilegious, including tales of fictional child wizard Harry Potter.

Found this bit of information from fortune. com

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The world was introduced to Harry Potter on June 26, 1997. It never looked back.

Twenty years later, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, the first book in the series, is one of the bestselling books of all time. According to Scholastic, more than 400 million copies of Harry Potter titles have been sold worldwide, and they’ve been translated into 68 languages. In 2016 author J.K. Rowlingreleased the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which topped the charts as the bestselling book of the year. 

 

Its eight films have grossed more than $7.7 billion worldwide

 

After 20 years of multibillion dollar profits--- and NOW they want to burn them?  :lol:

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Kids look really dissapointed.

 

"They were my books!" 😄

 

 

But seriously, I don't disagree with it. The real question is, are they making some sort of religious ritual or doctrine out of it that they have to go and find all books, magical things and false religious things they can find and burn them, as if it was a command of God or Jesus. I think they may have misunderstood the account of the book burning. The point was Christians ridding themselves of any personal items that displeased Jehovah, not a form of public crusade or mission.

 

It's sad to read the comments too, as people don't understand the difference between God's power and magic and call it "hypocrisy" for Christians to reject magic due to the fact that we believe and worship a God who does miracles (or "magical things" as it were), tarring it all with one brush. But they are not realising that the reason God forbids us to be involved in magic, is because its "power" coming from a satanic source, as opposed to being holy.

 

At the end of the day, the way Satan performs his own personal "miracles" is pretty much the same as how Jehovah and the angels do, the same "type of power" or ability, but it's "who" it's coming from that is the important part, that's what people don't seem to understand when they say things like "what's the difference between flying on a broom and Jesus walking on water".


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