Interesting. I myself am at a cross roads between belief and thinking its all bull. Growing up in a Presbyterian Church my father answered "If humans have dreamed them up, God has something ten times better" to my question of "do Fairies exist." They have magic, so what possible use is their for a god? Is faith enough for us to rely on? So confused! But you put up a good argument both ways.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm not religious, but I still find religious arguments fascinating. I'm glad that I made convincing arguments on both sides, too. I want to create a story, not a rant. Thanks again!
This is a very interesting story. I actually have known about the premise of the story for a while and I was curious to read it. The Order of the Ravenclaw house elves gave me the perfect excuse. I was always curious about how religion fits into the HP world, since JKR never gives us any real clues. However, I sometimes feel that Christianity is somewhere buried on the edges of the HP series, especially with the words written on the Potters tombstones. "Death shall be defeated" is such a Christian principle.
I always portray the Wizarding world as having a lot of different religions, speaking you have Wizards in every cultures and Muggleborns raised with from Muggle religious backgrounds. But I can also see how they would have the "who needs God" attitude.
Again, your story is well written and interesting and I hope you will continue to write so I can see where you will go with it. I really want to know what the "Dark Matter" is.
You see, now we need Him more than ever. I think you will agree, based on the war that looms over our heads.”
Just wanted to say, I loved this line.
Good job, and please keeping writing.
Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves.
Author's Response: Aw, thanks fellow Claw! You're so sweet. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to write lately. But I do have an outline for ten chapters, plus an epilogue. Hopefully I'll update within the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!
Author's Response: Ha ha, thanks.
Ooh, what an absolutely fascinating premise! And it seemed so natural and normal that the DoM would be doing research into the divine. I think they would be researching other things as well, but the idea of finding God is so unique for fanfiction. Great start. Good luck as you continue! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thanks Gina! I appreciate it. I'm trying to update as soon as I can, but classes have started up recently.
Absolutely fascinating! I can't imagine this will always be an easy one to write, and I applaud you for taking on such a task! Your characters already show promising development, and the setting feels well-fleshed. I do hope you keep up with this.
Reading it, I couldn't help but think of the His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. There is a lot of ground to expand this story into.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. I am working on chapter two, and I have plan on having ten chapters upon completion (with a possible epilogue). I was very influenced by His Dark Materials when I wrote this! Those are some of my favorite books, and they're very thought provoking.