Another discussion on this thread got me thinking. I would imagine that most people in the SW universe at the time of ANH - ROTJ are atheists or pretty non-spiritual. The Jedi have all but died out and the Sith keep to themselves, so people wouldn't be exposed to those ideas. Certainly in ANH, Vader is thought to be a believer in an out-dated religion by other Imperial officers and Obi-Wan is thought to be a weird hermit. Luke seems to have heard of the Force, but he knows nothing about it. However, that's just my impression from the movies and the few EU books I've read. Maybe I'm totally off. Maybe average people in the SW universe know and care about the Force as a spiritual thing. The phrase "May the Force be With You" is certainly still used at this point. (Of course, people today still say "God bless you" when you sneeze.) So I was wondering if the EU ever deals with what an avg Joe's relationship with the Force is like. Do regular people meditate with the Force and revere the Force as being the thing that connects everyone and everything together? Has anyone here come across how regular people regard the Force in the EU? Do they attach any religious significance to it? Do they have religious services centered around it?