Rowling and religion

Roger Burton West roger at
Fri Feb 20 08:44:12 EST 2004

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:32:38PM -0000, Ika wrote:
>It would  have been. It just adds to the overall incoherence of the magic
>in the Potterverse, which has no particular cosmology of its own, to have
>Christianity appearing to be the official religion of the wizarding school
>(even though it appears as a sort of secular cultural tradition, which is
>surely annoying to religious Christians, people of other religions, and
>secular people alike, since it conflates Christianity with a particular
>kind of 'English culture', which misrepresents both Christianity and

I've found it useful to distinguish "Christmas" (Christian festival)
from "Xmas" (Mammonist festival); is there a similar distinction
possible for the two varieties of Easter celebration?

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