Recently I ran into one of the many Anakin haters who was harping on about how dumb this line is. I gave it some thought and honestly, I can totally agree with Anakin there. For one, the Jedi are a cult. They travel the galaxy, snatch up anyone they please and raise them away from any other influences. The kids are indoctrinated and know only the way of the Jedi. If Obi-Wan in the Phantom Menace is to be believed ""If you would just follow the Code, you would be on the council" Then anyone who does not conform cannot be a leading member of the Jedi. Thus reform or innovation is impossible. The code implemented by the Jedi is a third point of how one could se them as evil. The Jedi in many ways deny what it means to be human (in the metaphorical sense). You cannot love, you cannot have attachment, you can not be allowed to "live." The final nail in the coffin then is the hypocrisy. Yoda and Windu, basically Head Jedi 1 and 2, did not even follow this code. Yoda loved Dooku and could not bring himself to kill his favorite student. Attachment and love. Windu went from '"let's arrest Palpatine" to 'kill him!!" after the Sith Lord killed his fellow Jedi.. So obviously he too was letting his feelings cloud his judgment. So a flawed, corrupt, brainwashing, hypocritical order. Sounds pretty evil to me. If you disagree or if I made some sort of error, please let me know. I'm just going off what I've read and seen.