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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14

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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 05:28 (UTC) (Link)
cite your source.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 05:39 (UTC) (Link)
Fuck you:

'I put the Force into (Star Wars) in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people -more a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system.' -- George Lucas

That year two young American directors, not yet famous, were creating a new way of understanding God, Creation and our view of the universe in two key films:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Stephen Spielberg and the first episode of Stars Wars by George Lucas.

Next time, say something proactive like, "I tried to find proof of what you were saying..." or almost anything that doesn't scream, "I'm a lazy emo bitch."
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 05:40 (UTC) (Link)
and ironically, both of those gentlemen's films have led most to assume an agnostic approach.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 05:52 (UTC) (Link)
Source, please?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:09 (UTC) (Link)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 06:16 (UTC) (Link)
Can you please provide a source that's not religious propaganda? I'm a little startled that you consider citing the "Watchman Fellowship of Alabama" as a credible source for the use of the word "most" (your own choice of word).
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:20 (UTC) (Link)
I might in turn ask you to provide a source for a counter-claim as you have taken that side of the argument.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 06:29 (UTC) (Link)
Please provide a link to where I took "that side of the argument". No, seriously. You made a statement, and I asked you to cite your source. You provided a link that was an opinion piece, belonging to an organization that can hardly be considered to be even remotely objective.

If you'd like me to provide a little more detail about the process of evaluating your information sources and avoiding bias, I'd be happy to help. As a writer, it's important to be aware of this sort of thing.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 06:36 (UTC) (Link)
He'll be up all night now. Have fun ;)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 06:41 (UTC) (Link)
Gah. Is it too early to haul out the wine?!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:42 (UTC) (Link)
Like hell I will.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:45 (UTC) (Link)
You're right. I'm sorry.

As I can't find any article that argues my point it must not be so. But that doesn't jive with the facts or what the man said himself. ( put the Force into (Star Wars) in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people -more a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system., Eric's source)

You'd have us believe by arguing counter-point to me that the point of the films were to convert people to Christianity, but you can't cite a source that would show this to be the case.

What has happened as a direct result of the worldview of the Star Wars movies is people have thought "maybe there's a God out there somewhere" but stop short. No specific religion is pushed yet at the same time the movies do not refute the idea of a God out there somewhere which is, in fact, the very definition of agnosticism.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 06:53 (UTC) (Link)
For the love of Christ laying in the manger all swaddled up because there was no room at the inn, I got that from a 45-second Google search and it was the closest to a quote I read in Playboy magazine just prior to the movie being released in 1999.

Shit man, do some research yourself!
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-12-24 06:53 (UTC) (Link)

You'd have us believe by arguing counter-point to me that the point of the films were to convert people to Christianity...

That doesn't appear to be what's being suggested as Lucas' goal, no.

What has happened as a direct result of the worldview of the Star Wars movies is people have thought "maybe there's a God out there somewhere" but stop short. No specific religion is pushed...

Someone who stood and spoke in the Friends Meeting this morning said something to the effect of "God is bigger than religion." I tend to agree.

Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 06:54 (UTC) (Link)
You'd have us believe by arguing counter-point to me that the point of the films were to convert people to Christianity, but you can't cite a source that would show this to be the case.

Are you on crack? Something even more hardcore? I have no idea where you're getting this rubbish; I said nothing of the sort. I asked you to CITE YOUR SOURCE, and then offered to give you advice on evaluating the credibility of sources as part of the research process (as both a freelance writer and an information science graduate, I think I'm qualified to provide assistance in this area). How does that translate to "[y]ou'd have us believe by arguing counter-point to me that the point of the films were to convert people to Christianity"?
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