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Beliefs influenced by SW?

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

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  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    no.
     
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  3. SkywalkerSquadron

    SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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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

    Pearlsaber Jedi Master star 4

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  6. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nah...just reinforced it
     
  8. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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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

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    It's just another example, that's all
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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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.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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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

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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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.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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    kneel before me
     
  17. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    such as?

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

    Jae-Dec Jedi Knight star 3

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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.
     
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