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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14

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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.

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 07:04 (UTC) (Link)
If the whole point of a religion (to it's followers) is to worship a Supreme Being, then it would stand to reason that the SUpreme Being is bigger then religion. I don't see this as a great epiphany.
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-12-24 07:12 (UTC) (Link)
More importantly, bigger tahn any particular religion.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 07:25 (UTC) (Link)
For those who believe in that sort of thing.
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-12-24 07:27 (UTC) (Link)
As well, it means no particular religion (or religion in general) has exclusive access to knowing right and wrong.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 07:31 (UTC) (Link)
What do you say we walk the statement "God is bigger then any religion" through a truth table and list all of the possible meanings?
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-12-24 07:46 (UTC) (Link)
To what purpose? Regardless of how you choose to interpret what I wrote, and what you decide to tell me I meant with what I wrote, the point is this: Lucas did not appear to be promoting Christianity, and I don't particularly care what religion (if any) anyone chooses to adopt, but I will try to see and speak to that which is of God in them.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 07:53 (UTC) (Link)
To what purpose?
I was just being facetious. The way you came back with "also X" I thought, "Well, hot damn! Here we have the positive, the contra-positive, the pros, the cons...why not treat this like genes and run the table?"
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