I wouldn't let my children read porn.. so why would I let them read that.. NOR would I let them do any drugs, even marijuana, the so called gate way drug, so why would I let them read that.
Five years ago or so when it was all coming out my inlaws wanted to take my son to the movies to watch one of the Harry movies. I had heard some mummering in Christian circles about these books but really had not paid attention. So I did my own research and saught God on this issue. Needless to say my inlaws were flabergasted when I told them no way was my young son going to get involved or any of my children with these books or movies and it even came to the point where I had to exaimin all the entertainment we were allowing in our home.
God is very specific on how he views witchcraft, wizardry, and sorcery. He considers it to be a form of adultery to him. When the people of Israel turned away from him in the OT and to false idols and sorcery he called them Adulterous and unfaithful. Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God. The words indignation and wrath used in the book of Revelations for God's anger that will be poured out comes from the Greek word Orge. Orge means "violent, passionate vengeance as a jealous lover. Jesus is the Lover of our souls, and we (the church or believers) are to be his bride that he comes for and for us to dabble in witchcraft or sorcery even as a form of entertainment is like cheating on HIM.
Why would The Lord God see it this way? The way I have put it to my children to understand in the past is that magic or witchcraft, is like saying you don't have to depend on God, you can use another source of power to fulfil your needs. If that source of power is not from God, where do you think it is coming from? The Bible says Satan is a ruler of this World and a great deceiver, seeking to kill, steal and destroy. God says you can not serve two masters, you are either serving HIM or Satan.
Books such as Harry Potter and DND and Some Disney movies even Pokemon are like gateways used by Satan. They make the charters who use witchcraft and sorcery look harmless, even on the good side. It is evil repackaged to look good. And what child has NOT tried to emulate the charters they see in their booksand movies who they think arethe Heroes? Ask a Satanist or a Wickian when they FIRST became interested in seeking those forms of religion, it didn't happen over night. Ask a junky strung out on crack or cocaine.. ask the participants in porn movies and magazines how they first got started.. for most it did not happen over night. A seed or a gate way was opened for them, tickled their imagination and told them they could do this, it is acceptable, until they are so deep into it they can't see how wrong it is.
Choose this day whom you shall serve. As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he shall not depart from it. I don't just tell me kids.. hey these things are bad and they will not be in our home but I explain and show them in scripture where God has told us these things so they can understand. We do not watch cartoons or movies that depict magic or nature worship (some what hard to find none that do these days, and occasionally one will slip by.. but wow my children have come to the point where they can recognize that such do not fit our standards for them and turn it off) nor do we read books that depict the good guys practicing it. Yes there are some that do have magic in it, but the witch is the WITCH, the bad guy, depicted as evil and not some one we would want to be like.
I understand that many ppl love these kinds of books and think I am pointing a finger at them and judging them and am being an extreamist. But I am just telling the TRUTH in love. There was a time that I loved reading Stephen King and Anne Rice too, but now that kind of fiction just doesn't match up to how I want my mind to be filled and entertained. Satan is a trickster and loves to get foot holds in our life, and for me and my house we are not going to allow him to get a step in the door this way.
Personally.. I really do see those kinds of book to be the same as porn or drugs that will poison my children. You may not see it that way and that is fine for you. But ask God how HE sees it, go to his Word yourself, ask him for his rule in your life and ask him if these things go against him or with him. I had to truly examine the scriptures and seek God myself when this issue came up in my own family and I ask that you all do the same, that's all