Millennials Are Terrified Of Religion So They've Created One

Millennials Are Terrified Of Religion So They've Created One
By Donnimahonni (Own work Original text: selbst fotografiert) [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons
Since time immemorial, people have found certain things profoundly fulfilling. Things like faith and family have helped us to look outside ourselves and to a higher power, making us feel whole. As young people today turn away from these things, it is no wonder that they are feeling empty and end up searching for meaning in fruitless and increasingly strange pursuits.

One of the unlikely places to which they are turning to fill that void is the world of Harry Potter. Not just Harry Potter as an enjoyable series into which one may escape or even a series with some truly meaningful messages, but as sacred text.

It began with a podcast. Two graduates from Harvard Divinity School (where else?), Casper ter Kuile and Vanessa Zoltan, began a podcast called “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.” It debuted just last summer and quickly shot up the iTunes chart, becoming the number-two podcast in America. The podcast inspired listeners to hold Bible study-type groups like the one ter Kuile and Zoltan hold in Harvard Square, which the Washington Post describes as “a weekly church-like service for the secular focused on a Potter text’s meaning.” They are now on a national tour, taping the podcast in different cities before hundreds of Potter acolytes.

From the Bible to Harry Potter
 Source: The Federalist
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