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Orthodox Monks to Become Jedi Knights
Vivificat ^ | 30 September 2011 | TDJ

Posted on 09/30/2011 2:05:02 PM PDT by Te骹ilo

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Or will they become Dark Lords? Unknown at this time…


TOPICS: Catholic; Humor; Orthodox Christian
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Blunders. Typos. Humor. Mine. (Not the picture, though, someone else did that...)
1 posted on 09/30/2011 2:05:03 PM PDT by Te骹ilo
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To: Te贸filo
It looks like light sabers and long beards wouldn't work together well.
2 posted on 09/30/2011 2:10:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: KarlInOhio

That just shows their level of competency.

Just like how the cape doesn’t hamper the Batman.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 2:17:00 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Te贸filo

4 posted on 09/30/2011 2:20:39 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Te贸filo
Or will they become Dark Lords?

They will announce that either October 3rd, October 17th, November 6th or January 44th.

They are holding their Jedi cards close to the vest.

5 posted on 09/30/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Te贸filo

They did not beocme Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights copied them. Besides, being Jedi would be a demotion for these guys.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 2:28:39 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Martin Tell; Te贸filo
They did not beocme Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights copied them. Besides, being Jedi would be a demotion for these guys.

So Marcion would be an example of a Sith Lord?

7 posted on 09/30/2011 2:38:51 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Te贸filo

The way I understand it, the Star Wars Jedi were based upon the Bene Gesserit order in Dune, which itself was based on the Jesuit order in the Catholic Church, so they are not that far off.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 4:08:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
The way I understand it, the Star Wars Jedi were based upon the Bene Gesserit order in Dune, which itself was based on the Jesuit order in the Catholic Church, so they are not that far off.

That's not the way I heard it! The Jedi are based upon Presbyterians. I'm guessing that means the Sith are the Catholics, an analogy which has some support due to the coincidental physical resemblance between Palpatine and Benedict XVI:
I Was Just Made By The Presbyterian Church
The Presbyterian Church Like Enjoys You Not

Do Not Want To Be Catholic

9 posted on 09/30/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: Alex Murphy; Vince Ferrer
based upon Presbyterians?

you mean like your group? Yet the jedi are not those celebrating gay marriage and "abortion is a blessing".

10 posted on 10/01/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Alex Murphy; Vince Ferrer; Natural Law
based upon Presbyterians?

you mean like your group? Yet the jedi are not those celebrating gay marriage and "abortion is a blessing".

11 posted on 10/01/2011 8:09:19 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Mount Athos; Te贸filo

I think it would be great if the Orthodox monks wield their sword of orthodoxy to help clear away the evils of secularism.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 8:37:26 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Alex Murphy; MarkBsnr

“I was just made by the Presbyterians”? Eh? The PCUSA’s gay marriage deal?


13 posted on 10/01/2011 8:38:28 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Te贸filo

That’s why Obi-Wan picked Tatooine to lay low on, it reminded him of the tradition of the Eastern Desert Fathers.

As an aside, I often wondered why they just didn’t make lightsabers 10 miles long and put them on spaceships. I mean, how easy would it be to take out the death star then?

Freegards


14 posted on 10/01/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Alex Murphy
Star Wars Origins - Frank Herbert's Dune
15 posted on 10/01/2011 9:51:01 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
I've long heard that the Jedi were based on the Jesuits. (Just look at the way Luke Skywalker dresses by Return of the Jedi.) And believe me, having gone to a Jesuit college, Yoda and Obi Wan's disciplining is heavily based on the Ignatian steps. (No, the Jesuits were not Buddhist syncretists, however... that comes from Star Wars' reliance on a Kirisawa movie.)

Star Wars also is based significantly on "Dune." (Jabba the Hutt was a giant slug-like creature, who fought to control the spice trade of a desert planet, whose human inhabitants were "moisture farmers.")

But to say that the Jedi were based on the Bene Gesserit has one gigantic flaw: The Bene Geserrit "witches" were exclusively women.

Humorous comparison: If Star Wars is based on Dune, then you also have to know that much of Dune is based Islamic. The Jawas, then, are those who live in the monastery (Yes, Jaba's palace was explicitly a monastery) which is now under Islamic domination. This would make the Jawas Franciscans. Of those who would be so unserious and competitive, Jesuits love to tweak Franciscans.

This is a Franciscan.

This is a Jawa:

Do you detect a tweak?

16 posted on 10/09/2011 1:54:31 PM PDT by dangus
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But to say that the Jedi were based on the Bene Gesserit has one gigantic flaw: The Bene Geserrit "witches" were exclusively women.

I wouldn't call that gigantic, after all George Lucas had to change some things, or else he might get sued. Or he could have just called it Dune: With Lightsabers.

I have previously described Star Wars as a good film adaptation of Dune, not as a complaint that Lucas ripped off a lot of the ideas from it, but as an admission that the book Dune is way too complex for a two hour film. Lucas knew which parts to keep, added in light sabers and space battles, and what became unfilmable becomes a mega film hit. The difference in audience reception between the 1984 film Dune and Star Wars supports Lucas.

(But I still like the Dune books)

17 posted on 10/09/2011 2:40:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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