Beliefs influenced by SW?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by darthbarracuda, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    Anyone else's beliefs (religious, political, etc) affected by Star Wars?

    Obi-Wan's words: "Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together."...that quote really affected my personal religious beliefs. It has caused me to become more or less of a Pantheist.

    Also, empires/totalitarianism/dictatorships = BAD
  2. Sistros Force Ghost

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  3. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure if you should let a fictional movie franchise affect your beliefs.
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  4. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    Are you saying you thought dictatorships and totalitarianism were good things before you saw Star Wars?
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  5. Pearlsaber Jedi Grand Master

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  6. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    I can see how it would be possible, but I can't say that my beliefs have been affected.
  7. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    Nah...just reinforced it
  8. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    Why not? IMO the Bible is filled with a bunch of fictional tales that tell a moral...they are called parables. And yet people allow them to influence their decisions, morals, and life.

    Star Wars is just a fictional story that has a lot of motifs, morals, and philosophical ideas spread around it.
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  9. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    And you needed Star Wars to reinforce that how exactly? I would have thought real world tragedies like the holocaust are enough to make it clear that a dictatorship is an evil thing.
  10. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    It's just another example, that's all
  11. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    No. They were great fun for my childhood and I will always have a place in my heart for Star Wars, but no, I don't think it had influence on my life or world views. It did probably make me part of a generation that loves the summer blockbuster.
  12. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    My beliefs haven't been affected, but my habits have been...I fold the front of robes left-over-right every single time because that's how Jedi fold their robes, ha ha.
  13. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi had a heavy influence in the shaping of the prism I see through.
  14. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    *looks worried* are you Zod, Frank?
  15. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    I'm not saying that Star Wars is the only reason I have the beliefs I have today, but it did inspire me in certain areas
  16. Frank T. Force Ghost

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  17. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    such as?

    Zod ! It can't be !
  18. Jae-Dec Jedi Master

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    While I think there are a lot of positive views and actions to take from these films, they haven't played a role in my fundamental beliefs. Though I would absolutely love to be a Jedi, I am not about to convert to Jediism :p.