VATICAN CITY (AFP) — The Vatican on Wednesday came out in favour of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" after Pope Benedict XVI criticised earlier films in the boy wizard series.
"The mixture of supernatural suspense and romanticism sets the right balance, making the adventures of the protagonists more credible," wrote the Vatican mouthpiece Osservatore Romano, calling the film "the best of the series."
In 2003, Cardinal Joseph Ratziner, the future pope, voiced fears over "subtle seductions" in the saga that could undermine children's religious development by blurring the line between good and evil.
I have to side with the Pope on this one. The idea that wizardry can be used for good is actually intended to lure the gullible into Satanism, which poses as a wide variety of things, including black magic.
The apparent author of the "Vatican's" puff-piece on the latest Potter movie, Paolo Gulisano, has also come out in support of declaring GK Chesterton to be a saint. The following passage from a recent article in EIR helps to put Chesterton into proper perspective:
All this medieval mummery is part of the ideology of especially Mussolini's Fascist movement, as is well-known to the historically literate. But it doesn't come from Mussolini. Blond openly declares that his models are John Ruskin and the British "Catholic" fascists G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc,—for which, indeed, Blond has been sharply criticized by some in Britain. The so-called Catholics, Chesterton and Belloc, were indeed Mussolini supporters and fervent anti-Semites. But they were not imitators of Mussolini, as Lyndon LaRouche has pointed out. Rather, Mussolini's British sponsors fashioned him in imitation of the British Fabian-Society authors of fascism, such as Chesterton and Belloc. And Phillip Blond.
Furthermore, in my piece on Chesterton (whose name I misspelled by the way), I noted that he actually called Jeremy Bentham a Christian martyr! Nobody who knows anything about this foul creature could honestly make such a statement.
The pursuit of occult powers for their own sake is a hallmark of black magic. Initiation into black magic requires a human sacrifice in a certain, precise and grisly manner for each degree, which imparts an attitude to the initiate which guarantees that the powers subsequently conveyed to him will be used to further the destruction of mankind. In an episode of The X-Files (666), the black-ops agent "Mr. X" played by Stephen Williams killed an adversary just to show Mulder the absolute cold-blooded attitude required to "know what I know," an obvioius reference to an initiation into black magic.
There is such a thing as white magic, but it is a byproduct of initiation, not an end in itself. Initiation on the white path, which is the only true initiation, is an arduous journey, closely related to sainthood.