Catholic Church Issues Guide to Chatting Up Witches
They figure Harry Potter will wind up creating more of them
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2011 1:36 PM CST
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(Newser) – The Catholic Church, alert as ever to the dangers facing the modern believer, has issued a helpful new pamphlet entitled, “Wicca and Witchcraft: Understanding the Dangers.” This enlightening publication—which must be selling like hotcakes, because it’s sold out on Amazon UK, tells you everything you need to convert witches, or at least chat them up in bars, Aol News reports. It suggests starting with a topic of shared concern, like, say, the environment, before diving into the witchy stuff.

It advises you recognize that “Wiccans are on a genuine spiritual quest,” and use that to provide “the starting point for dialog that may lead to their conversion.” Which is important to do, says author and former Wiccan Elizabeth Dodd, because casting spells—whether they work or not—causes “psychological damage” and “offends God.” And the danger that young people will dabble is higher than ever, the pamphlet says; after all, they're still reading Harry Potter. Click for more.