Some people have nothing better to do with their lives then be upset about others, and seemingly have a very hard time distinguishing what is important or not. (So do I, of course 🙂
Dan Brown and The Da Vinci Code need no further introduction. It’s an entertaining book, but if it hadn’t been for The Catholic Church’s vehement opposition, we would probably have never heard about it. I have even heard a fairly neutral commentator refer to the book as “an attack on the church”. No, it’s not. It’s a novel. End of story.
The same applies to Harry Potter. Sure, I won’t teach my kids magic if I ever have any. And HP is not exactly the Bible. But come on, people, it’s not any worse than most other books—so of course, if you don’t read any other books, please, by all means, be offended. Just don’t make such a fuss about it to everyone else.
Recently, one of Denmark’s largest newspapers published a series of satirical drawings of Muhammad (peace be upon him). In hindsight, probably not a smart thing to do. But suddenly Muslims worldwide turned their attention to Denmark and made a case out of it with idiotically high proportions. Read BBC or Al Jazeera’s coverage. Again, if you don’t agree, laugh, shrug it off, and move on.
My message to all these people is short: Relax—it’s fiction. Get over it.