Carmon has a great post about the new Potter book which came out this past weekend. I'm not a fan of these books at all. I know... how can someone who loves fantasy and scifi not love Potter? It's just a personal thing. I like the genre when it is written from a Christian worldview, where Good and Evil coincide with my own beliefs as an evangelical Christian.
I like fantasy in the realm of Tolkien and Lewis, L'Engle and Lloyd Alexander.
For instance, Babylon 5 is one of my favorite TV shows and it is in no way a "Christian" TV show. However, the writer/creator fellow was a nonpracticing Catholic and there is truly a war of Good and Evil within the show and the people who end up winning in the end represent my own opinion of what is good and what is evil. The good guys are, well...good.
I understand there are Christians who disagree and that is fine. One of my best friends at the time the first book came out let her oldest read the book while my son was not allowed. It didn't stop us from being friends (we both ended up moving to follow husband's jobs a couple years later).
I saw an interview with a librarian on the news the evening the books were coming out (at Midnight). She was asked if it was true the Potter books made the kids read more. She said for most of the kids she knew, they only read more Potter books... not more books.
Christopher was out to dinner with friends and stopped by Borders the evening the book came out. He was given a necklace when he told them he wasn't a Harry fan. That makes him a muggle or nuggle or something like that. He asked me if there is a special crown in Heaven for people who refuted Potter? :)
ADDED NOTE: Just to repeat, I do know other Christians who have read these books and enjoyed them. I don't want to get into any discussion if it is right or wrong because I truly believe we are all different. I know some people who are appalled that I love some SciFi on TV!