Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

  1. #1
    The Gaze of the Abyss B. de Corbin's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    8,270
    Religion
    Alchemist and Neo-American Redneck Buddhist
    Location
    Frozen Northern Michigan, near Thunder Bay
    Phrase
    Where are the tweezers?

    Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    These Are The Real People Who Follow The Jedi Religion: “American Jedi” documents a universal path of pain, growth and redemption.

    From the article:

    So, is Jediism a real religion? After all, religions each contain their own mythologies, and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has always been open about the influence that mythologists like Joseph Campbell had on the series.

    “I do believe Jediism is very much a religion,” says Malaquais. “Simply because it’s inspired by ancient religious practices and it definitely takes the place of religion in the lives of Jedi.”
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

    I can't do everything, but I can do something.

  2. #2
    PF Ordo Hereticus MaskedOne's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    7,804
    Religion
    Jedi
    Location
    elsewhere
    Phrase
    The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant compared to the power of the Force.

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    I'm entertained. I'm not so entertained with the actual reporting. Opie's brand of Jediism (if it's the one I think it is) doesn't put much emphasis on the Jedi code from fiction (it's there, just de-emphasized in favor of other tenets). That said, I'm amused that his specific variation is getting attention. It pushed the development of practical skills (conflict resolution, first aid, sometimes martial training, possibly other things that I can't be bothered to remember since I haven't looked at his site in years) alongside philosophy.
    "It is not simply enough to know the light…a Jedi must feel the tension between the two sides of the Force…in himself and in the universe."
    ―Thon

    "When to the Force you truly give yourself, all you do expresses the truth of who you are,"

    Yoda

    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

    Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

    John Rowlands, The Grey King by Susan Cooper

    "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve", said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; be content."

    Aslan, Prince Caspian by CS Lewis



  3. #3
    Bronze Member Bartmanhomer's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    1,866
    Religion
    Christian
    Location
    New York, NY USA

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    I'm a Jedi.

  4. #4
    Live and learn anunitu's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,927
    Religion
    stregheria

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    Luke,I am your FATHER!!
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
    NO TERF EVER WE belong Too.
    don't stop the tears.let them flood your soul.




    http://www.paganforum.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=186&dateline=1330020104

    my new page here,let me know what you think.


    nothing but the shadow of what was

  5. #5
    Bronze Member Bartmanhomer's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    1,866
    Religion
    Christian
    Location
    New York, NY USA

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Luke,I am your FATHER!!
    That's not true. It's impossible.

  6. #6
    Jr. Member WyvernWorship's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    17
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Wyvern Worship
    Phrase
    Wyverns are not dragons. Get it straight!

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    Jedi-ism is a non-theistic dualist religion. It is a good example of a religion that has popped up right before our eyes. Another example is Terasem. Now you understand the process and how ludicrous it is to assume the same does not apply to more ancient traditions.


  7. #7
    Newbie
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    3
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Agnostic
    Location
    Russia

    Re: Explore the dark side! Jedi religion

    Lucas`s conception of Power is similar with such in some ancient traditions ... Gitche Manitou of indians, Mana in
    Polynesia. Dualism of Dark and Light sides of Power in Jediism remind me about two opposite ways in late Antique paganism the way of Apollo and Chtonic way of Dionysus

Similar Threads

  1. Good site to explore
    By anunitu in forum Hearth and Home
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24 Mar 2016, 13:59
  2. Replies: 44
    Last Post: 31 Mar 2012, 01:38
  3. OWS The Other Side
    By LadyGarnetRose in forum Catacombs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25 Nov 2011, 13:58
  4. OWS The other side.
    By LadyGarnetRose in forum Catacombs
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23 Nov 2011, 23:35

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •