1,000 years is drop in the bucket for a galaxy where apparently thousands of civilizations were already more advanced than our own a thousands of years in their past. Personally, I?d the fact that bad guys wear black and red light sabers look evil, but if that?s not enough there is always the library... I don't know if I should call the Jedi a religion, but it seems like one to me. That being the case i think they'd have a pretty good idea of what the devil is like (Sith in this case) provided that devil is not in disguise as a politician? which Is another good discussion topic?. Identifying the devil in galactic senate filled with politicians. Anakin didn?t trust many politicians. But of the two he did trust? one he married, knocked up, and then murdered?. The other turned out to be the most evil being in the galaxy. In our world, a lot of people look at Politicians as being bad guys. I guess this makes Lucas choice of Palpatine being a galactic leader a very apt representation.