Back to the book cover.
There are plenty of snakes (which does symbolize evil. Voldemort is evil
as are the Slytherins. The snake is their symbol). There is a phoenix and something he thinks looks like and ankh but
I think that he is really reaching for that one.
Dollins says that the monster from the chamber is "killing students
as it wills." (page 20, first full paragraph).
NO. The basilisk killed one person, 50 years ago. In Harry's time,
NO ONE IS KILLED. NO ONE. ZILCH. NADA.
Dollins also goes
off on characters calling Voldemort "he-who-must-not-be-named." He calls it a "mockery of the Lord God!" (exclamation mark
is his; page 20, top of page.)
In mythology, mortals would not utter the name of Hades because they feared that calling
his name would attract him, thus he'd take the person who called him down to the underworld. Since Rowling knows her mythology,
I think that this is has more to do with Voldemort's name than the mockery of God hypthesis.
(I should link that LYING
in the name of God would be more of a mockery...)
He also rants about mandrakes and says that it is a good abortion analogy because
the mandrakes are "human babies."
The mandrakes are PLANTS and are only utilized (chopped up) when they are grown!!
Making an analogy between mandrake usage and abortion is idiotic.