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08/02/2005 Archived Entry: "Mrs. Betty Bowers"
Hilarious. Visit the site of Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian". You might want to start with her movie review of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", which is entitled "A $7 Ticket Straight to Hell." Then read her considered analysis of the Potter phenomenon, entitled "Has Satan Hired a Better Ad Agency than the Lord?" in which Bowers is brutally candid. She writes, "Let's be honest for a brief moment: All successful religions use two things to entice would-be believers to embrace their brand of faith. The first marketing gimmick is magical novelties and parlor games, such as "raising people from the dead." This has always stuck me as a singularly misguided shopper-incentive. After all, what prudent person would risk embracing a god inconsiderate enough to rip you from the sublime comfort of Heaven simply so that He can show off to a pack of ignorant onlookers?" Hat tip to David K.