What Would Harry Potter Do?
"Holy Scripture certainly instructs against dabbling in witchcraft. But it doesn't prohibit using imagination in writing, reading and enjoying great fantasy tales."
This quote if from an article by Raymond J. Keating, 'Harry Potter and the Christian allegory', which can be read here.
But an allegory that uses witches? I think of Jesus' use of the Samaritan in his story in answer to the lawyers question 'Who is my neighbour?'. Far from the positive connotations the word has today, Jesus' usage was deeply subversive.
Boy I've got a stinking headache, so I'll stop typing. 'Accio Aspirin'