Christians Are the Next…

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan O...
Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday, in light of the recent election, my pastor, Derek Holmes, made an interesting analogy. He said that, in light of the fact that morality and faith are becoming increasingly passe, Christians get to be rebels.

I have long held a different view, and I have held it for quite some time. I’ve just felt a little insecure about writing about it.

It’s a little controversial and embarrassing, but here goes…

I believe that Christians are the new JEDI.

Now, since it has been revealed that there will be three more Star Wars movies after the franchise’s acquisition by Disney, I feel better about listing my reasons…

  • We wear weird clothes. We dress in a way that makes us stand out. Distinctive, but not abnormally so (in most cases).
  • We are perceived as a little mystical. We believe in the other worldly.
  • We study ancient texts. And if we don’t, we should!
  • We are trained by those more experienced. The Jedi have padewan learners. Christians have disciples.
  • We gather in a temple. Or temples.
  • We attempt to control our anger. When we are unsuccessful, things go awry.

And finally…

  • We believe in an “all-powerful force controlling everything.”

What did I miss? How are Christians like Jedi? How are we different? Should we as believers be issued lightsabers? Did Han shoot first?