For those of you who have seen the first three Star Wars movies, do you believe "The Force" (and the Jedi's relationship to it) is an accurate description of Source Energy, that which we tap into when we meditate or pray?
Star Wars - A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back both had a profound effect on me growing up in a culture otherwise dominated by orthodox religion (of which I was not a fan, even as a child).
No, The Force is not an accurate illustration (there is no Dark Side) but it's not far off.
I think the great value of these movies (and I don't know if George Lucas deliberately had this intention) is that they have made mythology, mysticism and spirituality cool again :)
The Universal Laws never change but our human cultures do and re-inventing new ways to look at these old subjects is always to be welcomed.
By the way, I retract all my previous comments about there being no devil...the devil definitely exists and goes by the name of Jar Jar Binks ;)
I believe The Force is only one aspect of God, "God All Mighty" but what of God All Merciful, God All Knowing, God All Loving? These don't seem to exist as portrayed in Starwars it seems to just portray the Power Energy aspect of God, which that is good to recognize but God is so much more than some impersonal energy that everything is made of and is all around us. There is infinite intelligence there, love, mercy, power, all of these and more.
I believe The Source is a much better description than The Force.
answered 04 Dec '09, 07:56
More on this topic from the source, for those interested:
More from producer Gary Kurtz:
There recently appeared an excellent interview between Oprah and Lucas in which he discussed the origin of "The Force" as well as his views on spirituality. I can't seem to find the entire video online (the whole thing is about an hour), but here is a clip, and those more internet-savvy folks might be able to turn up the whole interview somewhere:
answered 13 Dec '12, 12:33
Star Wars was created by George Lucas whom is a Jew (God's chosen people). The force he's depicted in his Star Wars trilogy is a fictional concept he devised in his youth. The concept is a blend of fiction and nonfiction. The nonfictional aspect of the force is our ability to directly and indirectly affect the world around us, good or bad. The fictional aspect is the moving of objects with our thoughts, flipping and somersaulting with a light saber destroying galactic beings throughout the universe. If this is what you would like to see happen, then know that most fictional movies come true after a time of development has occurred.
answered 29 Jan '12, 11:11
i will give you answer that might surprise you but everything that exist as some part of truth about it.god is truth.god is spirit.god is light. is it completely like in star wars no. are some parts like in star wars yes. look in the world how things relate to each other. everything is connected. but can you relate and see how they are connected? and yes like in star wars when all the master are there as light in physical form. well yes you still exist as light(spirit)soul(mind/heart) once you drop the body but not in a physical form. but some that still feel like they are physical could keep a physical form. or might take a physical form to appear to someone,from this world or that as just left this world. when you meditate it is to know the truth about your self.and solve the division in you mind and heart and how everything relates to each other in truth. when you pray it is like having a phone conversation from the soul you send you listen and you receive. but it is not something that you do for other but for your self. that is why it is said in the bible to not pray like the hypocrite to be seen by other. or to not repeat vain words over and over again.
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