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  • #16
    Originally posted by Aequitas
    :snicker:
    Of course! I don't like where this is going, though...

    Anyone ever seen the Children of the Corn movies? Who knows, maybe some nutjob beat me to it.
    :shiver:

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Greenman
      right then, i'm off to start 'Jonesism'. anybody want to join my Temple of doom?

      As long as it's featuring Harrison Ford


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      • #18
        Originally posted by Greenman
        right then, i'm off to start 'Jonesism'. anybody want to join my Temple of doom?

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        Keep it respectful, please. There's no need to ridicule a path someone else follows simply because you disagree with it.

        Faith is easy -- until the moment you actually need it.

        "Since when are facts subjective?" - Athena_Nadine

        "Turning and turning in the widening gyre
        The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all convictions, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity."

        – W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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        • #19
          Here's a web site about the similarities between Taoism and the Force.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Greenman
            right then, i'm off to start 'Jonesism'. anybody want to join my Temple of doom?



            But seriously. When I first heard about Jediism, I thought this as a laugh. Mostly because a friend of mine is a big Star Wars, Star Trek, Star (add rest of title here) fan. If it deals with space, he's into it. The only thing that went through my mind was I found the perfect religion for (insert my friend's name here). But as I think about it now, it makes me wonder how many people mocked the christian religion when it was new, or any for that matter, based on stories?
            Up from the ashes
            The Goddess rises again
            Softly the sprirt comes
            And the phoenix is born
            Upon firey wings she flies
            In the cycle of birth and death

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ryhla


              But seriously. When I first heard about Jediism, I thought this as a laugh. Mostly because a friend of mine is a big Star Wars, Star Trek, Star (add rest of title here) fan. If it deals with space, he's into it. The only thing that went through my mind was I found the perfect religion for (insert my friend's name here). But as I think about it now, it makes me wonder how many people mocked the christian religion when it was new, or any for that matter, based on stories?
              I imagine the first thing that runs through a lot of people's minds when they first hear about this is "Oh, they think that they should carry lightsabers around and that they can rip pipes out of the wall and use them to defend themselves..." But if you take a look at their web site, they make it pretty clear that's not what it's about.

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              • #22
                I'm a huge Star Wars Geek! Honestly when I first read about Jedism I thought it was a joke too. But I find the religion very interesting.

                I think Jedism is a very misunderstood Religion. And like Shpongle said, many folks think about LightSabers and Darth Vader when they think of a Jedi.
                -jeleia



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                • #23
                  My dad is among those who put Jedi as his religion on the census form, but unlike alot of people, I think he actualy believes it. The idea of a force, binding the universe together.....a force that it is possible to tap into. I find it very beautiful.
                  "From childhoods hourI have not been
                  As others where; I have not seen
                  As others saw; I could not bring
                  My passions from a common spring
                  From the same source, I have not taken
                  My sorrows; I could not awaken
                  My heart to joy at the same tone
                  And all I loved I loved alone....." ~ Edgar Allen Poe

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                  • #24
                    Firefaerie - Thats very cool. Its a very intresting concept behind Jedism. The whole Idea of the force was something I always believed in....

                    Maybe its from too much Star Wars as a kid
                    -jeleia



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                    • #25
                      I definatly think that it is a more believable idea than one almightly god (no offence intended).Though, when you think about it, isnt it more or les the same, with a different name? God (supposedly) surrounds us all, well, so does the force. Everything in creation is made of the force, and also made by god.

                      The 21 maxims of the jedi code are also very like the knights code of chivelry. If everyone lived by them, I cant see how the world wouldnt be a better place, though perhaps boring :D:

                      Prowess Meditation
                      Justice Training
                      Loyalty Integrity
                      Defence Morality
                      Courage Engaging in Conflict
                      Faith Intervention
                      Humility Harmonising
                      Nobility
                      Franchise
                      Pure Motive
                      Discipline
                      Focus
                      Descretion
                      "From childhoods hourI have not been
                      As others where; I have not seen
                      As others saw; I could not bring
                      My passions from a common spring
                      From the same source, I have not taken
                      My sorrows; I could not awaken
                      My heart to joy at the same tone
                      And all I loved I loved alone....." ~ Edgar Allen Poe

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