Do I have to stop blogging about him?

The truth is out. J.K. Rowling finally admits to the not-so-veiled Christian imagery that pervades the Harry Potter series. The resurrection of Harry (um, spoiler alert?), good versus evil, and the use of biblical quotes are just the tip of the iceberg.

But that doesn’t make the books’ main religious theme Christian. As Rowling notes, the most important part of faith and religion in the struggle to believe:

The truth is that, like Graham Greene, my faith is sometimes that my faith will return. It’s something I struggle with a lot,” she revealed. “On any given moment if you asked me [if] I believe in life after death, I think if you polled me regularly through the week, I think I would come down on the side of yes — that I do believe in life after death. [But] it’s something that I wrestle with a lot. It preoccupies me a lot, and I think that’s very obvious within the books.” (MORE)

Wrestling with faith and God?

I’m glad to see that we’re back to Judaism.

Related

Discover More

The Most Essential Kitchen Gadgets for Jewish Cooking

For everything from chicken soup to latkes, we can't live without these useful tools.

CRISPR, the Eclipse and Rabbi Soloveitchik

The fact that we can even think about changing genes to let blind people see is an incredible achievement in and of itself