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It turns out when you replace the Jesus pitch with everything-Star Wars… it’s pretty much the same thing:
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The end credits are definitely the funniest part. Poor John Williams!
Reminds me of Jenova’s Witnesses.
I’ll bet she finds his lack of faith disturbing.
And Kissing Hank’s Ass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDp7pkEcJVQ
At first I thought she said, “May the forks be with you.”
Oh, no that’s the Reformed Evanglical Church of the Jedi (Southern Conference) that says it’s “Forks”, and not her One True Star Wars at all! Those guys are complete heretics!
I don’t like buns. Guess it’s time to come out! DEVIANT!
Heathen! Apostate! Blasphemer! Han shot first! Jabba the Hutt is not in A New Hope, neither are all those damn CGI droids and creatures in Mos Eisley. She’s a witch! Burn her!
Yup, at least as meaningful as arguing over which version of the Bible is “correct”.
Star Trek is the only truth. Star Wars is false.
James Bond does things which men can do in real life, unlike the case for other myths in superhero comic books and much of science fiction. He dresses well, goes to real places, drives cool cars, scuba dives, shoots firearms, kicks villains’ asses in street fights, wins at baccarat, seduces beautiful women he meets in hotel elevators (hmm…), etc.
So why shouldn’t men base their philosophy of life on his example?
Why James Bond Fans Are Better Than Sci-Fi Geeks
But is The Animated Series canon, or not?
Years ago the A&E channel ran a series titled “The Unexplained.” Most episodes dealt with woo, but one episode showed examples of “human transformations.” It profiled two people: Cindy Jackson, a plain farm girl from Ohio who aspired to look like her Barbie doll, and to try to live like how she imagined Barbie would live as a real woman; and an obsessive Star Trek geek who wanted to live like a character in Star Trek.
So Cindy moved to London (why wouldn’t Barbie live there?), and then when her father died and left her some money, she began to have cosmetic surgery to improve her appearance. This enabled her to move into more fashionable circles, I would guess as a kind of courtesan (the TV show didn’t say), where she could earn more money and get more work done. Eventually she launched a successful <a href="http://www.cindyjackson.com/"consultancy business" for women who want to get their own cosmetic procedures.
The Trekkie, by contrast, just built an imitation of Picard’s Enterprise bridge and other sets in his home, wore replicas of Trek costumes, hanged out with similar people and went to the conventions. Apparently he didn’t have much else going for him, and the show says that his wife left him.
I came away from that episode respecting Cindy a lot more than the Trekkie, despite the superficial nature of their goals. Cindy figured out practical ways to instantiate her dream, then took the necessary steps to get from here to there, including going under the knife. The Trekkie, by contrast, just wasted his time and money playing a geek version of Halloween, instead of, say, going to college to study science and engineering and seeking work in the aerospace industry where he might have had a hand in building real stuff which could go into space. Cindy showed sterner stuff in her character than the Trekkie.
I don’t recognize animated series lol
That truly was a brilliant parody of what real life door-to-door missionaries are like. (I have run into my share of them.) They have their talking points, pat answers, etc but can’t stand up to scrutiny when challenged. They just want you to believe what they believe because their holy book says so. They may be earnest but they are also pretty pathetic.
Luke wasn’t the chosen one. The Chosen one(s) are actually Han and Leia’s kids.
My favorite part? “You probably haven’t even watched Star Wars. You have no idea what you are talking about, yet you still go around trying to convert people to your way of think… Holy crap. This is a religion!” Yep, sounds about right.
OMV, that’s my religion too now!
You have obviously not read the Lost Gospel of Jar Jar Binks. In the 3rd Assembly of Tantar (a long time ago) the anti-Binksian sentiment declared the Gospel of Jar Jar Binks to be non-canon and heresy. In its place, the inserted references to a bumbling comic figure to discredit The True Prophet (MTFBWH).
Find it. Read it. It will change your life!
In all seriousness, google “Star Wars: Revisited”. You will find the truth, and it will set you free to geek out.
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