Time magazine on who dies in Harry Potter
July 25, 2007
From the July 23, 2007 Time magazine:
"Harry Potter lives in a world free of any religion or spirituality of any kind. He lives surrounded by ghosts but has no one to pray to, even if he were so incluned, which he isn't."
"What does Harry have instead of God? Rowling's answer, at once glib and profound, is that Harry's power comes from love. This charming notion represents a cultural sea change. In the new millenium, magic comes not from God or nature or anything grander or more mystical than a mere human emotion."