By Hellassi - 9/7/2021 00:01

Witches Brew

Today, my stepmom burned all my Harry Potter stuff. Apparently, Harry Potter is the "Devil’s plan to corrupt good Christian children" and "That shit is make believe anyway." What did my dad ever see in this evil witch? FML
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By  Rob Lapierre  |  3

Doesn't matter how old you are and her reasons are unjustified. Religions are just giant scams to make people comfortable in handing over there money and getting what they want. Live your life how you want and buy all of it back after you move out. My daughter loves all that stuff and I rather that then drugs or whatever other negative shit she could be into.

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By  tgem  |  4

lol tbh she has a point, I only just realized what all this sh*t meant and I am/was a big fan of Harry Potter.
I'm not saying she should of done that though, it was disrespectful and a breech of your boundaries

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  MidnaLink  |  33

"What all that shit meant"? Dude, it's literally young witches and wizards doing witchcraft and wizardry. There's not even a shred of symbolism relating to religion or anything. That honor belongs to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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  VnD  |  7

And who the hell are you to tell people what they can or can't own? I've been a fan of Harry Potter for 20 years now and if anyone ever touch my books, I'd chop their hands off!!

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So the fact that the later movies are PG13 don’t mean anything? They’re still only for 10 year olds? And the stories that defined a generation just stopped doing that once they turned 11? Get real.

By  Rob Lapierre  |  3

Doesn't matter how old you are and her reasons are unjustified. Religions are just giant scams to make people comfortable in handing over there money and getting what they want. Live your life how you want and buy all of it back after you move out. My daughter loves all that stuff and I rather that then drugs or whatever other negative shit she could be into.

By  Warp1978  |  15

I feel you, the same thing happened to me over some items in my wardrobe which my stepmum decided were satanic. I let her have it after my old man took her side saying I'd incited her to do it by flaunting them... They were the back of my drawers. The items in question were a pair of leather trousers and a rubber t-shirt and alsorted collars. People do the craziest things in the name of religion.

By  Chazzster  |  21

I feel sorry for both of you. You got your stuff taken away and burned for no good reason and stepmom is apparently under the spell of some wackos filling her head with demonic stories about stuff that is just innocent fantasies.

You cannot take away or damage stepmom’s stuff because that would just make things worse and probably reinforce the indoctrination in her head that you were under a spell or something. Hopefully you have one parent who is not a nut job - Talk to Dad and explain what happened without yelling or crying, as calm as you can. Hopefully Dad might be able to get stepmom to get some badly needed perspective.

I have said this often - We have to make do with the parents we have, not the ones we wish we had. That means that sometimes the children have to find the adult wisdom to deal with the attitudes and the misinformation that their parents are subject to. The best way to change a parent’s opinion is to ask questions that make them think though the inconsistencies of their beliefs themselves instead of arguing which causes them to stop listening.

I don’t know how many times I have been truly thankful reading an FML that my parents were normal!

By  Wadlaen  |  21

Well, J.K. Rowling describes herself as a practicing christian, and says that christian faith undergirds her fictional creation, so I'm not so sure about your step moms conclusions...

Sorry for your loss!

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  Advance  |  53

The real reason the Church is afraid of HP is that this saga (as others) makes kids read.
And when kids read, they can learn.
If they learn, they can want to refuse religion.
And nobody likes to lose followers.