I always wondered, who was Anakin Skywalker's father? And I realize from Shmi Skywalker's quote, "There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened. " that there as no father, but... When George Lucas was creating the character Shmi... was he representing The Virgin Mary? I was just wondering because of some of the similarities: No father but there was a pregnancy, "the chosen one". Not at ALL saying that Jesus Christ relates whatsoever with Darth Vader, don't get me wrong. I was just wondering, has anyone else recognized these similarities, and do you think they were put there on purpose?