Celebrate 30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall With This Amazing Novel

Celebrate 30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall With This Amazing Novel

2019 marks thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. According to VisitBerlin.de, the fall of the wall marked “the end of the massive border complex that left Berlin divided into East and West for twenty-eight years, tearing apart families, friends and neighbours.” It was built in 1961, dividing the city of Berlin physically and ideologically for the best part of three decades. It was established in order to stagger the flow of refugees attempting to flee the communist government of East Germany. According to History.com, “construction of the wall caused a short-term crisis in U.S.-Soviet bloc relations, and the …

Priests Burn Books, Including ‘Harry Potter’ for Fear of Witchcraft

Priests Burn Books, Including ‘Harry Potter’ for Fear of Witchcraft

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Looks like fears over Harry Potter being associated with Satan are still around. According to Sky News priests in northland Poland, known as the SMS From Heaven Foundation, have burned a number of books they consider to be sacrilegious, including Harry Potter books. Evangelical Christians have often spoken out against the Harry Potter series, believing that it promotes witchcraft and the satanic arts.   Image Via Wikipedia   Religious groups have often attacked the Harry Potter series, with Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic groups arguing the groups promote witchcraft through its positive depiction through the series. Some groups have even called for the books to be banned outright. …