So here we have it….The Church of the Jedi…..because the story about Jesus is just too far fetched for some quite clearly!
The church of the Jedi states;
“Everything in the universe is bound by energy, from the mighty power of the sun down to a tiny grain of sand on a beach. All living creatures share a connection through energy, the universal power which radiates through us all. This phenomenon has always existed, but it was in 1977 after the release of the film “Star Wars” that it was given a name, the force. Since the creation of Star Wars and its subsequent sequels and prequels, people from all over the world have adopted a belief in the force and the films protectors of the faith “The Jedi”.
It was through these beliefs that the UK Jedi church was set up. Our aim is to bring all of the world’s believers in the force together for the power of good. We will form a community that does not have bias or any type of prejudice. A community that does not reject other religions, but in fact encourages the positive teachings that other religions can bring. It is through positivity that we shall thrive, for that is the light side of the force.”
“There are two sides to many things in life, Black and white, up and down, good and bad. In eastern philosophy where the life force is known as chi, they represent these opposites through the symbol of yin and yang. In the Jedi faith the force is split into the two halves of the light and the dark side. In a world where good cannot exist without evil and evil without good, Jedi take it upon themselves to keep the balance between the two halves by focusing only on the light side of the force.”
If that’s not enough to make you giggle then maybe this will….
“Religions base their faith on holy texts such as the bible and the Koran to name only two, but we base our faith on the impartial and highly accessible stories George Lucas has brought to us in both film and book. We obtain this information and rather than creating strict rules to live by we take it as a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life.”
But on a more somber and nihilistic note…..
“So in summary, no religion is truth. It is all just a matter of faith.”
However they do get one thing right about another weird cult….if only others in the world could see the through its celebrity facade…..
“What right does anyone have to start a church? If a group of like minded people wish to organise a place and a structure to practise and discuss their religious thoughts, then that is the right of anyone who lives in a free and fair society. As soon as enough people are involved, they experience administrative issues that create costs too much for any single member to bear on their own. At that stage it is necessary that the organisation may create its own legitimate status to operate bank accounts and manage its own set of financial accounts, which are not to the betterment of any individual, and are long lasting should any founding members pass on.
Lets consider the Church of Scientology. About 60 years ago, a fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard wrote a body of beliefs and related practices. Hubbard chose only later to characterize his writings as an “applied religious philosophy” and since it has gained legal recognition as an official religion in many western countries. Unlike the Church of Scientology, we will not harass members of the public, nor ex members of our Church. We welcome all those who wish to join, and we farewell all those who wish to leave. We only request that the Jedi Church is given every legal right and recognition that is given to other legal and recognised churches in our society, and that our members be free to practise their religion free from persecution.”
Please do excuse for the silly pun….but….until my next post….may the force be with you all. Seriously. No, seriously!!