Who knew there was a church of the Jedi? Apparently in both Wales and Scotland, there is a growing movement of people listing the teachings of the as their religion. It is also a growing movement in the United States.
What has always fascinated me about Star Wars and the whole Jedi mythology since the advent of the “new” Star Wars series (Episodes I-III), is this notion that the Sith believe in absolutes, while the Jedi believe in, uh, not absolutes. As Obi-Wan said in Episode III: “Only a Sith Deals in Absolutesâ€.
It is for that reason that the “religion” of the Jedi is probably most closely related to Hinduism. Many paths to god, peace and tranquility, meditation, etc.
I wonder what George Lucas thinks of this movement? Does he get a percentage of the offerings? Is he considered a demi-god, or just the Prophet?
All joking aside, it is tragic that formerly Christian countries (if one can use that term) like Wales and Scotland have fallen so far as to elevate a great movie series into a religion.