Lit Jedi Protestantism

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Bib Fartuna, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    On a personal note, my Windows Media player has taken the 'Backstroke' path. Currently listening to the Forrest Gump soundtrack, and the thumbnail image of Cast Away appears... Forrest Wilson!

    Anyway, back to the topic at hand...
  2. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    This is maybe at the edge of the topic of this thread, but ever since Outbound Flight came out, I've really wanted to learn more about Simikarty, and the fact that so much of what we take for granted as being set in stone of the PT-era Jedi was just the widely accepted but never formally enshrined teachings of this one guy.
  3. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Simikarty was just ripping off Atris amirite.
  4. JackG Force Ghost

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    Ah, I knew someone with greater knowledge of the HRE would come and disprove my analogy. Thanks, Jello. :p
    As for that bad Chinese translation:
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    Oh, my god. This is going in the Diversity thread.
  5. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow. Just Wow.

    The ARC-170's were more than single pilot fighters.

    The Clone featured above, is looking to the rear, could be interpreted as looking at a fellow Clone.

    "He is in my behind"

    Does this bring new meaning to the quote "Go and Fornicate yourself"?
  6. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    For some reason, I have always admired the real Catherina Sforza.
    In the 15/16th Century, many men looked down on women (Machiavelli for example).
    I think it is quite remarkable for a woman to be remembered all those years later when you take into account that many men thought back then that women were inferior.
  7. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    If the Jedi represent hierarchical Catholicism, does that mean that the Sith are Freemasons?

    Discuss! ;)
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  8. Sarge Chosen One

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    So before they were wiped out, the Sith were Templars. I can get on board with that. I hate those bloody hypocritical Templars. Hate 'em with the heat of a thousand burning Sons.
  9. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Masonic saying: "Who will help the Widow's Son".

    Could this be interpreted to fit Anakin / Shmi?! ;)
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  10. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Knight

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    There isn't even agreement on what the definition of Protestantism is, so I reckon you're overthinking this.

    Tolkien, unlike Lucas, had all kinds of background in the genre in which he was writing. I doubt Lucas has any knowledge of theology.





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  11. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Lucas wasn't writing purely Christian allegory either.
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  12. HWK-290 Jedi Master

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    ...didn't we already have Jedi Protestantism in the form of a literal protest?

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  13. tjace Force Ghost

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    Neither was Tolkien.
  14. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I doubt Tolkien was writing with Buddhism or Daoism in mind either.
  15. tjace Force Ghost

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    Inspiration is one thing (although he took as much from Norse as from Christian), but allegory is something else entirely. Aslan dying on the Stone Table is an allegory. Aragorn going through the Paths of the Dead isn't.
  16. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I wasn't comparing Lucas to Tolkien. I was just pointing out that Lucas wasn't writing a Christian allegory in addition to a lack of training in theology. But since Tolkien was brought up again, I pointed out that Lucas was incorporating elements of Buddhism and Daoism in Star Wars, with greater emphasis in the plot than Christian influences IMO. Whereas if Tolkien was inspired by a religion, I'm sure it was Christianity and not Buddhism or Daoism.
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  17. tjace Force Ghost

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    Oh yeah you're right about that, sorry for misinterpreting your point and nitpicking. I just get worked up when someone calls Tolkien's stuff allegory.
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  18. Sarge Chosen One

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    He's on record stating categorically that he doesn't like allegory. "I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence." -Foreword, LotR
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  19. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    I'd love to see a story about the Jedi Knighthood splitting upon idealogical grounds. I think the Imperial Knights is the best forum for this.

    Sadly, it will probably consist of.

    Jaina: Hey, Dad, I want to marry Jag and become Empress.
    Han: Okay.
    Luke: The Jedi serve the Republic.
    Jaina: So we'll wear different uniforms.
    Luke: Good idea. Good luck!
  20. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    This could have been the seed to a story that followed the NJO.