Rutledge says there are Muggles Among us

OK, so Fleming Rutledge doesn’t technically define Muggles correctly (she says they are people who don’t believe in magic – they are people who don’t have magical capabilities), but one of my favourite preachers mentions one of my favourite books.  Then she takes a stab at Bishop John Shelby Spong (the Episcopalian bishop who doesn’t believe in any of the Christian doctrines) and atheist Richard Dawkins by calling them ‘Muggles’.  With all that, I had to mention this – Muggles Among Us.

Extending the notion a bit, we could say that Muggles are unfortunate people who have no ear for poetry, no appreciation of metaphor, no capacity for imagining another dimension of reality. Maybe they didn’t have fairy tales or poems read to them when they were children. They probably don’t like art, theater, or literature either. There are a lot of people like this; it’s a sort of handicap, really, so let’s dial down the ridicule to a gentle level.

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