Are you a Jedi? Should 'The Force' be a religion?

@owlwings (37693)
Cambridge, England
November 21, 2006 9:55am CST
Pair Use The Force For Jedi Religion (Sky News) http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16112006/140/pair-use-force-jedi-religion.html
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@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I'm really surprised that more people haven't done this and I'm surprised it hasn't taken off. When I was little and the original Star Wars movie came out, I had a religious piano teaher. She used to tell me that Star Wars really was a tale about Christianity - "The Force" was really about God and "The Dark Side" was the devil. I'm surprised a church wasn't created around it back then.
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@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
21 Nov 06
I have heard people say that - and the same has been said of Tolkein and of a number of other fictions. There is no doubt that allegory is very potent.
@RieRie (822)
21 Nov 06
That's silly, but a lot of people put on the last UK census that their religion was Jedi, I suppose it's as good a religion as any.
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@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
21 Nov 06
It makes sense to put Jedi if you are feeling facetious and there is no option to put 'None'. It also makes sense if you are a Jedi.
@nannacroc (4049)
21 Nov 06
I agree with Rie Rie, it's as good as any other religion. At least you'd know from the start that there was violence involved.
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@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
23 Nov 06
I suppose if someone wants to call it a religion, then it is. It depends what one's definition of religion is, of course. I think I already know that yours is 'something negative'.
@pumpkinjam (5559)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 06
I'm not a Jedi myself but I think it makes as much sense as any other religion. The only difference is that people know "The Force" would be based on fantasy and wishful thinking.
@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
21 Nov 06
Many people, of course, wouldn't see that as a 'difference'.
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@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
No Iam Not
@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
21 Nov 06
Then may you never encounter He Who Shall be Nameless.