Was Dumbledore A Christian? 11 Quotes That Have Us Thinking Yes!

"Is it possible that Tom Riddle and his serpent friend are a metaphor for all the evil in the real, non-wizzarding world in which we are just a well written book series?"

Dumbledore is the fashionable, grandfather-like wizard in J. K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books and movies. Although he is known for his powerful sorcery, party hats, and collection of theme park souvenirs, he is perhaps best remembered for his pithy, spirit-churning advice and wisdom delivered through powerful quotes. Some of these quotes seem to imply that Dumbledore was Bible-holding, dyed-in-the-wool Christian. Here are 11 quotes that have us thinking that this may indeed be the case.

1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. Also, Harry my boy, please hand me my New King James version of the Holy Scriptures.

2. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Did you know the Greek word for ‘word’ used in John chapter 1 was ‘logos’?

3. “Is it possible that Tom Riddle and his serpent friend are a metaphor for all the evil in the real, non-wizzarding world in which we are just a well written book series, a descent cinematic adaptation, and part of a theme park in stinky old town of Orlando, Florida?”

4. “A sherbet lemon is a type of Muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.”

5. “Harry, no! You must not pluck sentences out of context and build entire theologies upon your personal interpretation of random verses. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

6. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be and that they find out their spiritual gifting as soon as possible.”

7. “Watch me clap my hands over my head and become a fire bird. It’s going to be impressive!”

8. “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated until the lake of fire.”

9. “Why did we choose to have the children ride a train from London to Hogwarts? Well, my confusingly bad yet good friend Snape, it’s kind of a picture of our spiritual journeys. And I like the way a train sounds chugging down the tracks.”

10. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. At least that’s what my Sunday School teacher used to say.”

11. “To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. Did I say ‘well organized?’ Dear me! That’s not what I meant at all!

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