I came across the cartoon above on Reddit. It depicts a satirical cartoonist uttering the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi in response to an armed terrorist. What do you think that might be learned from thinking about Obi-Wan Kenobi as a martyr in the Star Wars story? Or the comparison between Star Wars and recent events? Or from the fact that terrorists who wished to become martyrs themselves in fact made martyrs of their victims?
Tertullian famously wrote, “we multiply whenever we are mown down by you. The blood of Christians is seed” (Apol. 50.13).Was Obi-Wan Kenobi making a similar point, or a different one?