Episode 44: Star Wars: The Religion


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“Greetings, exalted one!” 
This episode is the last in our series on Star Wars.  The first was on how religion and myths
influenced the creation of the Star Wars saga. 
In last month’s review of Star
Wars: The Force Awakens,
we found the film had more style than substance,
and that the only mythology that it relied on was its own.  This episode is the reverse of the first one,
we look at how Star Wars has influenced religion in real life.  We look at how Jediism has become an actual
thing, where people take the values, teachings and concepts from the movie and
apply them to daily life. Like any religious movement, there are several views
on how to follow through on this application, and we look at two of them. But
it still begs the question: Is this actually a religion? And our TV corner is
the recently aired live show “Tyler Perry’s The Passion”

Jedi census phenomenon-Wikipedia

AT OVER 255,000 STRONG THE CHURCH OF JEDIISM IS A FORCE

The Jedi Foundation

www.jedichurch.org 

So Many Australians Are Claiming ‘Jedi’ as Their Religion That It’s Becoming a Problem

In next month’s episode we offer our Summer TV
Round-Up.  Mike and I will look at four
shows that have graced the airwaves, the cable, and the streaming devices.
There are so many choices now, and you’ll get our opinions on them. Until then,
blessings!

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