So, it was great delight I perused Terry Mattingly's GetReligion post, Potter disciples await holy day. I learned a lot (illustrating just how much I haven't been keeping up), including author J.K. Rowlings' self-admit that she's a Christian, the symbolism behind that magestic stag and Mattingly's own reasons for hoping Potter walks the road of the hero he's destined to be. If you're HP fans (and even if you're not), check it out.
And Mr. Mattingly, thank you. You're a true delight to read. Blessings.