Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dawkins Stepping Down from Oxford to Look at Harry Potter's Effects on Kids

From a recent article in the UK Telegraph we learn that Richard Dawkins is stepping down from his post at Oxford to study the effect of fairy tales on children--and that he thinks referring to a child as a "Christian child" is worse that physically abusing children!

For a Christian perspective on fairy stories, I know of nothing better than Tolkien's essay, On Fairy-Stories.

HT: Chris Bruno

Update: As noted in the comments, here's the essay in PDF.