This Week In The Internet – The Evil Harry Potter Edition

“This week in the internet” – Where The Sofa shares some of the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

Is Benny Hinn Abandoning the Prosperity Gospel?

Well it seems that Benny Hinn… One of the kings of Prosperity Gospel, is now saying the “The Gospel is not for sale”…

Did you hear that Harry Potter is still evil?

St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville has said No to Harry Potter due to it containing “actual curses and spells”. From CBSNews.com

A Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee has banned the “Harry Potter” series because a reverend at the school claims the books include both good and evil magic, as well as spells, which, if read by a human can conjure “evil spirits,” according to the Tennessean.

The publication obtained an email from Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at Saint Edwards Catholic School parish, which was sent to parents. In the email, Reehil explains in the email that he has consulted several exorcists in the U.S. and Rome, and it was recommended that the school remove the books, the Tennessean reports.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” Rev. Reehil said of the seven-part “Harry Potter” book series. “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email continues.

CBS News

Something to listen to this week…

“After an epic summer, Martin and Rachel reflect on the end of the Soul Survivor summer festivals and the impact they’ve had on young people.”

I’d recommend giving the Youthscape reflection on the “end of soul survivor” festivals a listen – check it out on the Youthscape website.

Tweet of the Week

Best moment I’ve seen on Twitter this week, could well* be…

Thank you Twitter Jesus for clearing that up.

*I’m ignoring the Brexit related comments on Twitter. For everyones sake.

Introducing. “Team Rugged”

Welcome to “Team Rugged”. A group that offers ‘patriotic and biblical training’ that includes instruction on how to use knives and guns…

Check out The Guardian for more information.

What if, we all took some “Rugged selfies” of ourselves, and sent them over… would they let us join?

Introducing – The Christian Woman.

The Sofa has been going for a while. Once upon a time, I made a poster advertising a made up event about Christian Male Pastors, being all Christian and Male.

Obviously. That was a made up event, and no one would advertise anything that badly.

Thankfully this is also a totally* made up poster about a sermon series featuring guys telling Christian Women about being women.

*The Friendly Atheist has done a bit of digging into this, and it seems that sadly. This appears to be a real event.

Found by Aime Aitken over on Twitter.