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Quote of the Day (2)

This is about Harry Potter, see “The Cross with Religion” on Spiegel Online (German):

“[Children] are quite able to tell the difference between right and wrong as well as between reality and illusion.”
Religion pedagogue and Protestant theologian Matthias Frohmann (my translation)

(And I agree with him there.)

The Churches see it (surprisingly?) rather relaxed, whereas fundamentalist “religiously motivated critics” rather see a “seduction into satanism, mockery of Christianity, playing down occultism.” Well, the former Cardinal Ratzinger is quoted to have written of “subtle seductions that have an imperceptible and especially for that reason deep effect and subvert Christian faith in the soul before it could even grow properly” in 2003 (my translation).

Well, they’re obviously afraid that the children (and adults) might use their mind also to critically and scientifically look into the “miracles” from biblical and later times and discover more about reality than fundamentalist and maybe “normal” Christians might like… :twisted:

Happy Birthday Mail from German Railways

[no, not just today, was some time ago]

Dear Deutsche Bahn, thanks for the “happy birthday” mail – I would have enjoyed it much more, however, if it didn’t start with an astrology sentence and the linked Flash animation didn’t essentially contain a year horoscope – I can do without such a lying, unscientific rubbish very well…

Edit 6 May/13 May 07:
I had mailed that at the same day to bahn.bonus, too – except for a standard text block reply (with name, though) at late evening (Sunday 22:48!), no specific answer has arrived yet. And if I am reading this sentence correctly [my translation]:

We will enjoy to make your constructive remarks and suggestions available to the responsible depatment of our enterprise. We are happy if you keep supporting us and thank you for your commitment.

then my mail is already in /dev/null, the virtual trash can…