It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Star wars based of religion

page: 2
1
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 24 2018 @ 12:20 PM
link   
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver


The writers were... uh, experimenting before they even started crafting the story. They looked around for sources of myth and mythology and found Campbell. They took his ideas and put them into a space narrative. Throw in some Eastern religions, Nazi references and, antigravity ships, and poof, you have a story that resonates with people on multiple levels.

You even get this: Jediism. It is following the ways of the Jedi as depicted in the film. When asked their religion on the US census, that is what a bunch of people answered!

A nice intro at starwars.com - MYTHIC DISCOVERY WITHIN THE INNER REACHES OF OUTER SPACE: JOSEPH CAMPBELL MEETS GEORGE LUCAS – PART I.




posted on May, 24 2018 @ 12:56 PM
link   
a reply to: Kolza

Oh god I thought this line of thought was dead in 1978. There were churches that didn't want parents to let their kids see Star Wars because of the "evil" plot and how the "force" was wizardry or whatever. It seems that it's come full circle with the OP.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:17 PM
link   
Surely, Joseph was the father of Jesus. Not David.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 04:02 PM
link   

originally posted by: paraphi
Surely, Joseph was the father of Jesus. Not David.


That may depend on how you define Father.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 06:04 PM
link   
In Soviet Russia, Religions based of Star Wars.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 06:16 PM
link   
a reply to: Kolza

You're in luck. You can become a Jedi



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 07:37 PM
link   
a reply to: Kolza

Again, this is NOT HOW ETYMOLOGY WORKS. Learn the rules of etymology. Star Wars indeed has some links to several religions. Read some Joseph Campbell if you want to "know where Star Wars comes from".



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 08:15 PM
link   
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Ding, we have a winner. Campbell and Lucas became friends after A New Hope was released because Campbell thought the movie's portrayal of the hero's journey was great.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 09:42 PM
link   
a reply to: Kolza

The underlying religion in Star Wars is "the Force", the battle between Light and Dark, Good and Evil, these are elements of Buddhism and Animism, not Judaism or any form of true Christianity. Plus there is also Humanism, especially if you seen the last two Star Wars movies, the Last Jedi and the Han Solo Story, both were replete with Social Justice issues, Fluid Sexuality, and less about any conventional religion.

What we see in Biblical outline is that man went from Monotheistic before and just after the flood, Polytheist by the time of Abraham to Humanist today. The last god to pop up before Jesus Christ's return will be the man who has all the humanistic answers, the Anti-Christ.


edit on 24-5-2018 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 01:50 PM
link   





posted on May, 28 2018 @ 03:05 PM
link   
Dark Vador? My 9 year old caught that massive mistake over my shoulder.

From her mouth to the OP's eyes: "It's DARTH Vader, you dummy. Get it right already. Is that person 3 years old? Because 3 year olds can't say Darth."

Kind of obliterates the argument when you can't even use the right Sith honorific & a kid has to point that out.



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 03:59 PM
link   
Excuse this next bit of babble...


Darth Vader - father
Luke - son
Force - the holy ghost, the spirit, and the word
Leia - eve or lilith
Han - Adam
Ben Kenobi - Lucifer
Darth emo - Cain


/incoherent ramblings off



Respectfully,
~meathead



new topics

top topics



 
1
<< 1   >>

log in

join