Visit this website, arguably the largest christian website on the net, praising star wars. You would argue with your own kind?
Reader on 10.09.06 @ 04:31 AM PST [link]
Looks like you guys aren't the most popular of people are you? I'm a Christian, I believe in God and that Jesus died for us and I pray and worship.
But you people are something special, something unique. I don't know what goes through your heads when you print this stuff. You push your ill-researched views (which are incredibly illiogical) onto people who, are probably religious anyway; be it christianity, jewdaism, buddhism etc and expect that you won't get lambasted for your efforts. Can you not see that this is wrong? How can you stand in front of hundreds of people and tell them that they are going to descend into that fiery wasteland we call hell? Surely only God knows where we will all end up, how can you decide if a film (yes, it's just a film) has the overwhelming power that it will send you to hell? Are you suggesting that people who watch Star Wars are to have the same fate as someone who has murdered families and destroyed lives? How can these be put on par with each other?
I love the Star Wars films, they excite me and they bring great enjoyment to my life. However, Jesus does this same thing ten-fold. You wish to stop people from engaging in such a harmless activity as watching a film?
Something I was reading on your website angered me. You make note that George Lucas is Jewish therefore he wishes us all to go to hell. Am I to trust that you are anti-semetic? George Lucas is actually Christian and, if you actually do your research my friends, you will realise that Star Wars is a Christian story, much like the Lord of the Rings and the Narnia Chronicles. I shall explain: There is the good side (light side) which can be alluded to Christ and there is the bad side (dark side) which can be alluded to all the bad things in the world or satan, as you may say. The story is about close friendships being forged, loving each other (When Han saves Luke in the Death star trench) and forgiveness. Luke forgives his father for his wicked deeds and so his father is save by the light side. It shows that even such a dark and twisted figure has a hint of compassion. Aren't love, friendship and foregiveness core beliefs in Christianity. Ben sacrifices himself to help Luke, as Jesus sacrificed himself to help us.
The force is made up. No such thing. Full stop. Nothing to do with 'demons'. By the way, have you ever in your life encountered a demon? No, so how do you know how a demon acts? You say using the force is like what a demon does, yet surely you have never seen a demon.
The pictures on your website are quite offensive. You have a picture of Luke and Leia and scrawled on in red you have the word 'Whore' over Leia. This is a perjorative term. As a christian do you think it is good to say these things? I wouldn't hear my vicar saying someone was a whore, especially when they were not meaning prostitute, as leia in the films is not a prostitute, in fact she never has sex in the films at all, even waits until wedlock to have two children.
I hope you read this and think about it. Think about what you are preaching and what the message you are sending out really is.
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Reader on 10.09.06 @ 04:18 AM PST [link]
As a Christian and Star Wars fan, I am slightly appalled and slightly amused by your claims. First of all, let me point out that people can make many things into idols to be worshipped whether it's the "force" their job, their significant other or anything they choose to love more than God. Star Wars is a form of entertainment. If people actually believe the force is real, than I suppose they also believe that the Death Star is real and that if they put their car into Hyperdrive they can travel at lightspeed. Come on, peeps. This is called fantasy. It's a moral tale of good overcoming evil. There are plenty of valuable lessons to be gleaned from these stories. As for people who actually believe in it, well, I suppose they have issues which cannot be addressed via one of your t-shirts (which I find quite freaky) or this website. I suggest you read some C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien. It's not much different, other than that they are widely known to be Christians and George Lucas is only known to have been a Methodist (which, if you don't know, is a Protestant Christian denomination). As for his salvation, I'll leave that up to God. It doesn't mean I can't enjoy his writings as much as I enjoyed reading "The Great Divorce" or "Lord of the Rings" and may I assume you don't have websites depicting Hobbits as demons or declaring gold rings a tool of the devil?
Separating fact from fantasy is something my four year old can do. If adults out there are having problems with it, than I suggest they see a psycotherapist, not buy a T-shirt with a devil R-2D2 levitating himself. Now that, my friends, is WEIRD.
Reader on 10.05.06 @ 03:11 PM PST [link]