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  • Musicman91

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    Sep 03, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Today my friend was watching a little girl and I went over to hang out. Things were going well. Then the little girl wanted to watch TV so we flipped to the Disney channel and Wizard's of Waverly Place was on. The little girl protested saying she can't watch the show "because it has magic in it." icon_confused.gif She then went on to say she is not aloud to watch Disney movies, the Wizard of Oz, read Harry Potter ect because they all have magic in them. I mean I was raised on Disney movies, the Wizard of Oz and Harry freakin' Potter and I am not jumping off roofs trying to fly on brooms or putting a curse the waitress at Ruby Tuesday's for getting my order wrong.

    It is reasons like this that kids rebel on their parents imo. I had a freind who was in a similar situation and she went crazy, ran away from homw, lived with a guy who as in juvie hall several times. She eventaully transferred schools and stopped all contact with me and other kids she was friends with. I mean what's worse your kid watching a movie with a scary witch or skipping school to go make out with the local drug dealer in an alley way? I think parents are too jittery these days with their kids.

    Thoughts??
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    Sep 03, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    Her parents probably feel magic is the work of the devil and Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter are satanic movies. The poor girl probably also has to attend an alternative celebration at the church while other kids enjoy trick or treating on Halloween.
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    Sep 03, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    Religious nutjobs seem to be getting more numerous these days. The ongoing cycle will continue where they wreck their kids until the brainwashing is complete so that they have a lockstep minion or the kid runs away from home when he is old enough to get away from the insanity.

    The joys of having been raised in an insular, conservative community.
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    Sep 04, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    These days? Hell, my parents were that way. It's no wonder I turned out like I did.
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    Sep 04, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    Tell her that you like Wizards of Waverly Place and if she doesn't like it she can just go to her room while you watch it.
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    Sep 04, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    The Jesus forbids magic. Apparently it's evil or some shit.
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  • creature

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    Sep 04, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    I guess as parents they have the right to dictate what forms of entertainment their children can engage in, but I think they're going overboard. Just because they read about magic doesn't mean they actually believe in it. And if they do they will likely 'outgrow' it. But if imitating magician/wizards/witches is cause for concern, then I guess I understand. It's no different that a parent not wanting their child to own a toy gun, even if it's to play cops and robbers.
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    I used to work with a woman like that. For the first couple of months working with her we started becoming great friends. Then one day she got all christnutjob. Even though she knew I was gay I think she developed feelings for me and finally realized nothing was going to happen. Yes, she told me that Harry Potter taught magic and she wouldn't let her son see or read anything like that. I couldn't believe how her attitude changed. It was like night and day.
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Reeks of Christian indoctrination.
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidReeks of Christian indoctrination.


    Try living in my country then . . .
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    Sep 04, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    ArtsyRunner said
    Ariodante saidReeks of Christian indoctrination.


    Try living in my country then . . .


    That's more of less the point of Ariodante's remark - it's outrageous that in THIS country we let assholes get away with shit like this. In a free and open society the last thing we need is theocratic censorship of something as ridiculously innocent as a move about wizards and magic. It's embarrassing that it happens here. Downright embarrassing.