Sunday, May 4, 2014
A Blog Post For May 4th
It is STAR WARS Day! May the Fourth Be With You! There are some great Christian themes in STAR WARS and I even have a Bible study based on the original trilogy. Of course the film is mostly influenced by Taoism, but there are some serious connections between Christianity and Taoism, and the same connections can be made between the film and the Bible. See here: http://ljtsg.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-bible-star-wars.html
Probably most fruitful is the way Luke finally overcomes the Dark Side not by killing Vader but by refusing to kill him and accepting suffering and risking death instead. It is not overcoming power that wins in the original trilogy, but suffering love. So here's a big, Christian Happy Star Wars Day to you!