Rowling's a rank atheist.
I'm sure she's much more: a true satanist. I never use this word in an inconsiderate sense, but in its original sense.
Some of you here knew personally the traditional Catholic Fr. Gregor Hesse from Austria who died a few years ago. One good Cathinfo user even has as avatar a picture of Fr. Hesse... :-)
Anyway, Fr. Hesse studied theology in a Roman faculty, and his minor subject was demonology. Also he was a friend of the old SSPX and the German voice in many audio translations of Archbishop Lefebvre's texts. He was an independent priest, and despite his excentric sides he was an authority in theology in the entire German language area and a master in cutting up the Vatican II documents (for example, he used to say that the true author of the Vatican II documents was the devil himself).
I'm mentioning this so verbally for the readers who never heard of him, to show that he was no Hanswurst (buffoon).
During a table talk he was asked about Rowling and her Potter stories, and he said (quoted from memory) :Not only her "magic spells" in the books are demonic. By taking a closer look at them I can even tell you exactly which pact with the devil Rowling signed.
I don't think Fr. Hesse ever mentioned which pact Rowling signed with the devil. Because on a similar occasion he said that he regretted to have studied demonology, because since he did, the devil attacked him much more intensively. (The father added something like: the more internals you would know about the devil, the angrier he would get at you
. I've no idea if exorcists would agree with this statement, but Fr. Hesse said so and maybe it's a valid statement for non-exorcists.)
By the way, Rowling told publicly in an interview, that the entire
Potter story "suddenly" was in her head within a second, whilst she drove bus or whatever. So indeed the Potter story is a true afflatus -- just no divine one.