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Frivolous Friday

I've recently been bitten by the Harry Potter bug. I'm really looking forward to the next movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Hubby and I are about halfway through the book. I've told my sisters that we all have to be in the same city this summer when it hits the theater. I've sorted them out into Hogwarts houses already and made them Christmas presents in their house colours.

Having said all of that I present you with several Hogwarts sorting quizzes. Three placed me as Hufflepuff and one (based on Myers-Briggs personality types) placed me as Ravenclaw. I guess I'm not quite reckless enough for Gryffindor. Check out the Leaky Cauldron. It is one of the least creepy fan sites that I've come across (it doesn't make me feel like a peeping Tom invading the actors' private lives). There's also J.K. Rowling's official website.

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?
Your in-depth results are:

Hufflepuff - 16
Gryffindor - 11
Ravenclaw - 11
Slytherin - 6


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The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.


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Said Gryffindor, "We'll teach all those with brave deeds to their name."

Students of Gryffindor are typically brave, daring, and chivalrous. Famous members include Harry, Ron, Hermione, Albus Dumbledore (head of Hogwarts), and Minerva McGonagall (head of Gryffindor).

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Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."

Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable. Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).

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Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.

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Said Slytherin, "We'll teach just those whose ancestry is purest."

Slytherin students are typically cunning and hungry for power. Important members include Draco Malfoy (Harry's nemesis), Professor Severus Snape (head of Slytherin), and Lord Voldemort.

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Hogwarts Sorting Hat: Based on Myers-Briggs Personality Typing

You are a RAVENCLAW!

As a Ravenclaw and as an NFP, you value imagination, ideas and intelligence. You are probably somewhat of an individualist and avoid conforming just for its own sake. You are insightful and perceptive, and since you are empathetic and value harmony, you usually try to avoid conflict. Of course, you may enjoy participating in heated debates, but only as long as they remain on an intellectual level and not a personal level. In general, you are open-minded and curious, and set high standards for yourself.

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  1. I love Harry Potter too. Are you saying you already have next year's Christmas presents done ALREADY? How do you do it?

    On a related note, my Sunday school teacher at Eastern Hills in Syracuse once had a heated discussion about Harry Potter. He refused to let his children near HP on the grounds that the Old Testament is clear about the blasphemy of witches. Apparently there is some verse that says something to the effect of "she was a witch, so burn her".

    Previous to that, I had another Christian female friend say that she would never touch HP because she had a wiccan friend and she thinks it is all evil.

    What do you think?

  2. The stuff I made for my sisters for this past Christmas was in Hogwarts colours.

    I don't think people who claim that particular verse as a reason to object to Harry Potter really understand the verse or the nature of good fiction.

    As for fears that reading Harry Potter might lead someone to actually try to become a "witch" or abandon their faith I can only offer up myself as an example. I've been a fan of the scifi/fantasy genre of novels nearly from the day I learned to read. Impressionable youngster though I was I was still able to discern that what I was reading was make believe. Most of the authors were clearly not Christian so I didn't really expect glowing portrayals of Christianity in their books. In fact more than one author had very valid criticisms of Christianity embedded in their stories. And it never bothered me when an unbeliever took issue with something that one could only accept if they accepted the faith.


  3. There are things in the Bible about what at some times in the history of English were called witchcraft (but which is very clearly not what is going on in Harry Potter, which is a fiction about people with innate powers as opposed to people who try to derive power from spiritual forces the Bible clearly calls evil). I don't know about any biblical occurrence of the Monty Python quote, though.

  4. I am heavily Ravenclaw except for the last quiz which put me in Hufflepuff with an STJ... I am SO NOT Slytherin so there

  5. Well, you may not actually be Slytherin material but out of the four of us you come closest to it.



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