Christian Harry Potter? Evangelical Mom Rewrite Removes Witchcraft / ‘Devil Worship’; Could be Satire

September 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A housewife allegedly rewrote the Harry Potter series to remove all instances of witchcraft and spellcasting, and replaced them with “prayer and miracles.”

The story was posted on FanFiction.net before it went viral a few days ago.

Part of it reads: “Hagrid beamed widely. He had been praying so hard to save a soul today; and he was so happy to have saved the soul of such a sweet, earnest little one. The poor boy, being raised by two parents who were not Christian; and who both went to work and left him with a babysitter all day long. It was a good thing Hagrid had got here in time. Five years down the road, Harry might have been a fornicating, drug-addicted Evolutionist!”

Here’s another excerpt: “With the simple faith so often seen in little ones, Harry got down on his knees; and lifted his hands skyward; and shouted prayerfully, “Dear Lord, please open these doors; and allow me to enter my new home!”

“With a loud, thunderous boom that echoed throughout the expansive, beautiful campus, the doors crashed open. Harry stood up piously as Hermione’s jaw dropped. Now, she knew for certain that this was truly a man of the Lord!”

However, while the entry has horrified some fans of the series, it might be satirical.

“While there is indeed a Christian Harry Potter fanfiction story circulating the internet, it isn’t entirely clear whether the writer’s intent was satirical or straightforward. Contrary to some rumors, there are no plans to create a published set of Harry Potter books without the troublesome witchcraft and wizardry,” as hoax-debunking website Snopes points out.

 

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