Hey everyone! So after arguing for the bajillionth time about Jedi principles of nonattachment, it occurred to me (and to a few other members of the Episode VIII thread) that there should be a thread about the Jedi themselves, and their religion - what they believe, their role in the galaxy, how they've changed over time (both in universe and out), who they are and what they absolutely aren't, and what they might become. This thread is Jello Approved™. I expect - and encourage - that this thread will involve a lot of discussion about real life religion and philosophy. As such, though, I also ask that we police ourselves and remain respectful. This thread is open to discussions of Legends, but I've personally been impressed by the sheer amount of lore already in canon. What is the Bendu, and why isn't he a Jedi? Is Ahsoka still a Jedi? How do Force ghosts work? How do the Jedi interact with lesser Force traditions, and what can they stand to learn from them? What are the implications of going backwards on teachings? How can you be redeemed from the dark side? But maybe the best place is to go back to this hot button topic: What does this all mean? What are the Jedi beliefs on attachment/possession? How do they understand compassion, in their lives? Are emotions bad?