Harry Potter doesn’t believe in magic after all
I don’t do a lot of celebrity gossip here. It’s not my style. But I found a story through Google News today that I think is interesting. Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, is an atheist. In an interview with attitude magazine the 22 year old actor says this:
I’m not religious, I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.
We need sex education in schools. Schools have to talk to kids from a young age about relationships, gay and straight. In Britain it’s better – more of a conversation is being had.
The tag line I’ve seen on a couple of stories on this is that Radcliffe has declared himself a “militant atheist,” which in some circles I suppose could be a slur. But if you read the quote carefully, he basically feels the same way a lot of us do. Which is to say, keep your religion out of my government.
If you’re guided by your beliefs and use them to help you make decisions, that’s great for you – I hope it helps you to be a better person. But don’t ever tell me that I should be forced to live by your moral standards or political vision because a man in the clouds says so. That’s bullshit.
Right on, Harry Potter…