posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:26 PM
I believe Lucas was inspired by Taoism when he was creating the Star Wars philosophy. One of my favorite quotes of all time is when Yoda is talking
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.
Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force
around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship."
I prefer to believe that the "Force" is God and that it is our responsibility to allow the Force to work through us.
In the Bible, Genesis Chapter 3, Satan actually convinces Eve to eat the fruit by telling her that she can be God-like:
"4 And the serpent said to the woman, Ye will not certainly die; 5 but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will
be as God, knowing good and evil. "
I believe that the world is going through a spiritual awakening in which many people, like yourself, are realizing that God and the Power of God, or
the Force, can be found within us. This is also stated in the Bible, Luke Chapter 17:
"20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with
observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. "
But many people are going to make the same mistake that 2Super7E123 made and they are going to start taking credit for God's Power. Many people will
set themselves up as Gods and that will be their demise. They will use God's Power within them for their own selfish desires. As it is written in
"24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall
deceive the very elect. "
In fact, Belshazzar in the Bible took credit for what God was doing in his life and, as a result, God took his life away from him. You can find this
in the infamous story of the writing on the wall in Daniel Chapter 5:
The Bible also states that we are capable of moving mountains if we have the faith of mustard seed, Matthew 17:20:
"15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And
I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him." 17 And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with
you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" 20 He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For
truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and
nothing will be impossible to you."
Never take credit for God's power. Give glory to God for what he does in your life and "nothing will be impossible to you" because God, or the
Force, can be found within you.