by Berit Kjos
In spite of this unbridgeable chasm between occultism and Christianity, Joanne Rowling insists that she is a believer. She has kept the details of her faith a secret, explaining that such information would disclose the mysterious ending of her popular story. So when asked if she was a Christian, she gave this answer:
“Yes, I am, which seems to offend the religious right far worse than if I said I thought there was no God. Every time I’ve been asked if I believe in God, I’ve said yes, because I do, but no one ever really has gone any more deeply into it than that, and I have to say that does suit me, because if I talk too freely about that, I think the intelligent reader, whether 10 or 60, will be able to guess what’s coming in the books.”
Now that the final book is out, there’s no need to guess. We know the end of the story –one that apparently corresponds to the author’s beliefs. So what does it tell us?
Harry willingly gives his life. Responding to a message he magically received from Hogwarts’ former Headmaster Dumbledore through Professor Snape’s memories, the young wizard walks unarmed up to the evil wizard Voldemort, who points his wand at him and projects a killing curse. Harry falls down, apparently dead.
He awakens in a large, ornate room. Noticing his own nakedness, he wishes to be clothed — and some fitting clothes magically appear. Then Dumbledore (who died in the previous book) arrives and praises Harry for his courageous sacrifice.Click here to read more.
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