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The religion of Potteranity

06 December 2012, 13:30

There is a series of books, written by muggles that tell the tale of Magic, to keep it short I will not do a full book review, but to summarize:
The books state that in the beginning there was nothing, and then Magic created everything the sun, the moon, animals, plants and of course muggles.
The earlier books tell tales of Magic tricks and messages from Magic, things like talking snakes, turning people into pillars of salt, setting bushes alight and parting oceans. Magic even used a flood to murder every muggle on earth for being naughty, excluding one family.The books detail what happens to you when you die, they say that you actually live forever.But be warned, while good people go to a beautiful place, "the place that is more beautiful than you can imagine", bad people go to a dreadful place ruled by Lord Voldemort.
The books also speak of a Wizard that will come down to the Earth.
The middle series of books tell the story of a Wizard called Harry Potter, whom for many years kept his identity secret, he masqueraded as a carpenter and then he started speaking of Magic, he revealed that he was actually the son of Magic, the one true Wizard that had been predicted in the earlier books, and he used Magic to do this, he used Magic to walk on water, heal the sick and feed the hungry.
Harry Potter, a Wizard and the son of Magic was then killed by mere muggles, you may ask how is this possible? Well it was done on purpose, Harry Potter sacrificed himself to save all the muggles from Lord Voldemort.
The last series of books tell about how Magic used to meet with a former Bedouin trader in a cave, Magic told this trader a slightly different message to the first series of books, a different "path" to get to "the place that is more beautiful than you can imagine" when you die.
These books have lead to certain beliefs about Magic among the muggles:

(These are just rough overviews!) 

Belief 1 :
This belief centers around the first series of books, they believe in Magic but do not accept that Harry Potter was a Wizard or that he was the son of Magic.
Belief 2 :
This belief is based on the first and middle series of books, they believe in Magic, they also believe that Harry Potter was the one true Wizard and not only was he the son of Magic, but that he was actually Magic itself.
They believe that the path to "the place that is more beautiful than you can imagine" is to admit that you are naughty and to acknowledge that Harry Potter sacrificed himself for you naughtiness. We call those who hold this belief "Potterians" and the mass faith of this belief "Potteranity".
Belief 3 :
This belief is based partly on the first series of books but mainly the third series of books. For the most part they acknowledge that Harry Potter was a wizard, but that he was not the son of Magic or Magic itself. 
Historically these differing beliefs have caused major conflict between the groups, belief 1 that is in the minority of the 3 has probably suffered the most at the hands of the other two beliefs.
In the past warriors of both belief 2 and 3 have traveled far and wide forcing their beliefs onto others, they adopted a "believe or die" attitude and instilled their beliefs in others with fear and brutality. 
Fortunately in the last few 100 years spreading the world of Magic has become less violent, although many of today's major conflicts can still be attributed to something as daft as the differing view of which is the correct path to follow to get to "the place that is more beautiful than you can imagine".
These books were written at a time when science was in its infancy, muggles understood very little about the Earth and life on it and Magic seemed like a brilliant explanation for anything that was inexplicable.
Science has grown in leaps and bounds, in many cases the discovery of one thing has led to the answers of many questions, it is like a snowball, growing larger and larger everyday, it may never have all of the answers, but we can rest assured that everyday science will provide more answers to the riddles that still exist. 
This expansion of scientific understanding has clashed with traditional Magic beliefs, muggles have tried to stretch Magic to fit in with modern knowledge. For example the Harry Potter books were written before muggles discovered planets, now they take sentences from the first chapter of the first book like, "let there be lights in the vault of the sky" to extend to including planets, galaxies, nebulae etc.
Today, as in the past, here are muggles that believe in Magic (The Illusioned) and those that do not believe in Magic (The Non-Illusioned) and tody, just as in the past, the debate rages about whether Magic actually exists.
This debate even happens here, almost everyday, on MyNews24, the war of words rages on relentlessly between The Illusioned and the Non-Illusioned, many of the arguments are cyclic, the same questions are raised on every article and the same debate continues daily, as a Non-Illusioned muggle I would like to make a few points:
Point 1.
As a Non-Illusioned muggle I do not believe in Magic, while I cannot outright deny its existence I would classify the existence of Magic highly improbable.
Point 2.
As a Non-Illusioned muggle I believe that the series of Harry Potter books are just that, a series of books, while I cannot deny that the books exist, I am of the opinion that they are just stories told by muggles at a time when Magic was the answer to all inexplicable questions.
On this note it is important for the Illusioned to understand that quoting paragraphs out of the Harry Potter books like:
Neville Longbottom, Goblet of Fire, page 178, paragraph 2 "Only a foolish muggle does not believe in Magic"
Albus Dumbledor, Philosophers Stone, page 12, sentence 3"Harry Potter is indeed the one true wizard"
Are totally meaningless, the point of reference is flawed, I do not believe in Magic and therefore do not believe that the Harry Potter books are the true word of Magic.
Point 3.
Many Potterians keep asking why the Non-Illusioned only comment/debate on Potteranity and not the other two beliefs, now how are we expected to answer this? You would have to ask members of those other two faiths why they do not get involved in online debates, why do you expect the Non-Illusioned know?
Point 4.
Many of the the Illusioned appear to believe that The Non-Illusioned are agents for Lord Voldemort and that they are trying to lead muggles to the dreadful place ruled by him.
This is totally incorrect, we do not believe in Magic or Lord Voldemort and therefore do not believe in the dreadful place ruled by him.
In conclusion
I remain Non-Illusioned and will continue to until somebody can show me verifiable evidence that Magic does indeed exist.
If you have managed to read through this whole article thank you.

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