TV & Film
Episode 44: Star Wars: The Religion
“Greetings, exalted one!” This episode is the last in our series on Star Wars. The first was on how religion and myths influenced the creation of the Star Wars saga. In last month’s review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we found the film had more style than substance, and that the only mythology that it relied on was its own. This episode is the reverse of the first one, we look at how Star Wars has influenced religion in real life. We look at how Jediism has become an actual thing, where people take the values, teachings and concepts from the movie and apply them to daily life. Like any religious movement, there are several views on how to follow through on this application, and we look at two of them. But it still begs the question: Is this actually a religion? And our TV corner is the recently aired live show “Tyler Perry’s The Passion”
In next month’s episode we offer our Summer TV Round-Up. Mike and I will look at four shows that have graced the airwaves, the cable, and the streaming devices. There are so many choices now, and you’ll get our opinions on them. Until then, blessings!
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