E.g. "Obi-wan beat Vader because of the force" At the same time, the Jedi believe in free will. This "Will of the Force" stuff just sounds like superstitious nonsense. There is no evidence for it. There is evidence for the existence of Force Ghosts, but even before they were invented the Jedi seemed to view faith as a virtue. The "bring balance to the force" argument doesn't help. What does it even mean, and how do you know when you have balance? Why do the Jedi believe that the Force actually thinks like a person?