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There’s a new podcast that is aimed at fans of the Harry Potter series that is becoming a religious substitute for millennials. This weird podcast reads a chapter per episode of a Harry Potter book as though it’s a sacred text like the Bible.
So it’s like a Bible study but on a Harry Potter book. It’s currently listed as the 17th most popular podcast in the religion category on the iTunes Podcast chart, beating out John Piper, Andy Stanley, and Joyce Meyer, among other popular Christian pastors on the chart.
The plan is to have a podcast for each chapter of all the Harry Potter books. One fan of the show told the Washington Post that he “felt born again” after listening.
Not surprising, the hosts of the podcasts are atheist millennials.
The fact that millennials are turning to Harry Potter for spiritual guidance is sad, disturbing and a critique of where our society is and really how we, as the church have not done enough to reach millennials, and if don’t do more to reach out to them, they and future generations are gonna be lost, because the amount of media and non-religious influences in our society continues to grow. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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