Many people don’t take this seriously, thinking a religion inspired from a movie is just as fictional as the movie. But, what is a religion, if not something inspired by something else, essentially.
How far is it from Pagan/Wiccan/Witch ideals? There is a lot in common including:
- A belief in the force. The force being a term used for this religion in particular. Substitute god, nature, life, energy, etc. Most religions have some version or style of “the Force”.
- They live mindfully, in the present, and have rules and expectation for behaviour.
- They meditate and work to keep a sense of calm and balance.
- They believe in the law of attraction, peace, justice, compassion, destiny and life after death.
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The Jedi Church believes that there is one all powerful force that binds all things in the universe together. The Jedi religion is something innate inside everyone of us, the Jedi Church believes that our sense of morality is innate. So quiet your mind and listen to the force within you!
I suppose that they must have lightsabers and robes in their religious equipment.
Now, this doesn’t sound that bad, because most of the religions in the world are founded on the belief in some supreme power in the Universe, but only Jediist based their beliefs on Star Wars SF movie. Insane?
Source – Weird Worm – Top 5 Most Bizarre and Absurd Registered Religions
Not insane, just different. Interesting to see how a new religion develops.