Harry Potter Kills God?
Figure this out and 'splain it to me. Apparently since J. K. Rowling doesn't mention God in any way in the Harry Potter books, she kills God.
To quote Lev Grossman from Time.com:
"If you want to know who dies in Harry Potter, the answer is easy: God.
Harry Potter lives in a world free of any religion or spirituality of any kind. He lives surrounded by ghosts but has no one to pray to, even if he were so inclined, which he isn't. Rowling has more in common with celebrity atheists like Christopher Hitchens than she has with Tolkien and Lewis.
What does Harry have instead of God? Rowling's answer, at once glib and profound, is that Harry's power comes from love. This charming notion represents a cultural sea change. In the new millennium, magic comes not from God or nature or anything grander or more mystical than a mere human emotion. In choosing Rowling as the reigning dreamer of our era, we have chosen a writer who dreams of a secular, bureaucratized, all-too-human sorcery, in which psychology and technology have superseded the sacred."
Such is the bias in favor of Abrahamic theism: not mentioning it is being against it. Either you're an enthusiastic proponent, or your the enemy.
I've not read a word of the Harry Potter series, so I don't have a dog in this fight; I don't like the books, I don't dislike them. Though I am actually all in favor of books that try to pry young minds free from the grip of theism...but I hardly see that not mentioning the theory at all is a very good way of doing that.
For a touchstone here we might think of C. S. Lewis's Narnia series. The best parent I've ever met--the guy really is the Paradigm Parent, I'm not kidding--is hoping his daughter won't read Narnia because, he says (and I agree) it's basically a crypto-Christian fable that aims to help reinforce Christian templates in young minds. Compared to that, at least, no mentioning the theory of Abrahamic theism one way or the other seems...well, pretty darned neutral
When it comes right down to it, I really don't have a big problem with sensible versions of theism sensibly held; but this kind of ridiculous insistence that everyone who doesn't actively proselytize for the view is out to kill it is the kind of thing that gives me a low opinion of Abrahamic theism and many of its proponents.