Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Harry Potter and the Infallible Rottweiler

Uh-oh! Pope Benedict XVI has declared Harry Potter books "a subtle seduction" that is "undermining the soul of Christianity".

This could be just a Quaylesque attack on a fictional character. But it could be more serious business: as Deutsche Welle and BBC have reported, the Pope's books are competing with the (yet unpublished) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for the top position on the German best-selling list.

I find myself reaching for my wand and, for some reason, the incantation "conflict of interest" comes to mind...

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