Merry Sithmas

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New Star Wars Holiday Album

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Three Wise Bounty Hunters

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Jesus to Appear in Star Wars Episode VII

The picture above came to my attention today. It is the most recent in a series of Jedi Jesus images, some of which I’ve shared here before. There is no need to read Christianity into a cross-shaped sword, given that that shape has a long established history apart from Christianity. More appropriate discussion has focused [Read More...]

The Church Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Trailer

There has been a homemade unofficial trailer circulating for a while, but this is the official one, and while it gives few clues as to the story, it is just enough of a teaser to get/keep fans excited. [Read more...]

Darth Vader Quotes the Bible

Via BoingBoing. Be warned that there is foul language at one point. I often tell students that there are audiobooks they may be interested in – Charlton Heston reading the Bible, which is the closest that they can get to hearing Moses read it, and James Earl Jones reading the Bible, which is the closest that [Read More...]

Star Wars Yin Yang

I’ve often observed that Star Wars’ symbolism seems more in line with Taoism’s ideas about balance between opposing forces, rather than depicting a Manichaean or Zoroastrian dualism of good vs. evil. And so I was pleased to find that the Taoist Yin Yang symbol had been given a Star Wars twist to it, as illustrated [Read More...]

What Star Wars Means

George Lucas talks briefly about what Star Wars means - its roots in mythology, religion, psychology, compassion, and human storytelling. HT IO9. [Read more...]

The Jedi Jesus

IO9 featured some Star Wars fan theories from 1980. It is interesting to see the role that religion played in some of them. A popular theory was that Obi-Wan was a clone name – O.B.1. One person suggested that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a thousand years removed from “O.B.” who was “the Jesus” of the Jedi [Read More...]

Star Wars Meets The Princess Bride

Via Pinterest. And as a bonus, from the same source and on the same theme: [Read more...]


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