First off I want to say that I haven't read the books, so really I'm not talking about them here, what I am rather weakly trying to clarify is the reason's there are so many people who may seem to be banning the books for no reason.
I want you to take a step back and try to see things from my perspective, I'm not going to try to push my ideas on you, but just try to see from my point of view, you don't need to agree with it, just try to understand it.
I'm a Christian, and there are many misconceptions as to what that is. Many think of the whole thing as only religious rules and regulations. I've never been taught to think of it that way. Instead I've been taught about God, another very misconceived idea, often even by people calling themselves religious. In this light I really and honestly believe I have a relationship with God, He's my best friend... My father, my comforter, my helper... So... if I truly believe that... and I don't want to debate points of doctrine or religion here... but if I truly believe that... wouldn't I be hurt by something that I am told talks about killing Him? Something written by an author that openly declares that killing Him was what he wanted to do in the books? If in fact I believe in and love God with all of me wouldn't I then be concerned about the effect this book would have on children like any literature would? When I hear that the author doesn't like the church (and I don't think he's evil or anything, but was probably hurt by the church like a lot of other people, the church is very flawed) wouldn't I be concerned that the book might represent beliefs that are dear to my heart and at the center of my personal identity in a wrong light? Wouldn't I be hurt by the idea of the author wanting to kill God in his books just like I would be hurt if someone was writing about killing my father, mother, best friend, or my husband?
I'm not saying this to defend the actions of people who might be judging this book unfairly. I just wanted to give a little clarification on why so many have responded this way, I've seen many comments on the narrow minded and bigotry of the Christians who say bad things about these books, I just wanted to throw out there that maybe it isn't narrow mindedness, or bigotry, but rather just a person who is reacting to feeling like a belief that is more important to them then there own life is being attacked. That may be a wrong perspective, I don't know, I haven't read the books and I don't claim to know everything in the world, but it is A perspective. I try to understand as many different kinds as I can.
Please try to understand mine?
Anywho, I hope I have not offended anyone.