I love Star Wars and so does my son and my wife. I think the reason why it
sticks around is because it teaches eternal truths about life and how we should
live. It talks about an all-powerful force that tells us if we just believe,
have faith and do what is right, we will have power beyond our wildest dreams.
Hmm, that sounds familiar. So I say let it ride. Its time you got on board.
When I was going through my pre-divorce separation, I took my kids to see Star
Wars Episode III. My oldest, who was 14 at the time, leaned over to me and said
he noticed a parallel between Anakin's switch to the "Dark Side"
and the changes his mom made in her lifestyle. He said "Mom's becoming
a Sith." I couldn't argue...but I did laugh.
Tiffany, you totally just made me laugh out loud. “So if Lorenzo Snow
lived that long ago, I guess he wouldn’t have known George Lucas?”
Classic! I can't wait to have kids. You are a patient mom. :)
Soon after George Lucas came out with STAR WARS, Episode IV back in 1977, he was
quoted as saying, "Yes, thru STAR WARS, I am teaching a religion, my beliefs
in Buddhism and Eastern Mysticism." STAR WARS goes far beyond
mainstream Buddhism and harmless Mysticism.
The power of fiction is tremendous.And both Star Wars and the
prevailing Utah religion are fiction.
My daughter brought home a book about the droids of SW. She would ask me about
them, and I knew all their names and what they did. She thought I was awesome.
She is also a big Vader fan (bawled when he died) and couldn't understand
why Luke wouldn't join him, I'm in trouble.
If you have to choose between Cloud City or Alderaan, choose the Cloud City,
because Alderaan gets destroyed by the Death Star. Just thought you
I wore out on Star Wars several years ago--on the 12th time I had to show the
rented video to a group of school kids all in the course of a couple of school
days! Believe me, it got VERY boring!
Obama turned down a petition to build a Death Star? Wow. I'm impressed.
Also, why introduce your kids to Star Wars if you have no idea what it's
all about in the first place?