(Note: The words, Anak or Anakim, which sound like the name of young Anakin Skywalker, is mentioned 16 times in the Bible. They refer to the giants who may have been ancestors to Goliath. The same Hebrew word that refers to "giants, the sons of Anak" in Numbers 13:33 is translated "Nephilim" in Genesis 6:4.)
From Michael: I was reading through your articles on the Star wars Films, if you search for the Ancient Egyptian ritual called "Djed" (you notice the similarity to the term "jedi") you will be surprised what you will discover if you already haven't, the participants in this ritual were referred to as "Djedi."
From A. H.: I write this message to all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is concerning Star Wars or more importantly, compromise.
I have been a Star Wars fan for all my life. Now that I am 33 and a born again Christian I have found something interesting happening to me.
I want a divorce from this world.
Star Wars and many other ďfantasyĒ entertainments should be carefully and prayerfully given over to the Lord. When I was a young boy, I was expected to seek my dadís approval before I listened to music, watched a television show or played with the kids next door. Now I am a grown man and I still need my fatherís intervention; my Holy Father. I need Him to make decisions for me because I am not capable of making choices that are safe or beneficial to my life. I am reminded of what we are taught in the book of Jeremiah, verse 17:9: ďThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?" I would be doing myself a terrible thing by thinking I know what is best for me.
This may be hard for some to come to terms with. I know, because I am one of those people. These movies are terrific fun and the plots are wonderfully crafted. But I have suffered greatly with a broken heart and have been in desperate prayer over matters such as these. The world is an over whelming playground filled with countless toys and adventures. For 28 years this series has been my friend and the heroes written into the saga have been my inspiration and joy. However, now that I know Jesus and I have been wonderfully blessed by His grace and mercy, I have to ask myself, where are my loyalties? Do I trust in God to make my lifeís decisions for me? Do I believe in His word and am I willing to live by His truth no matter how difficult the consequences? More importantly, how does Jesus feel about Star Wars?
I can continue to watch Star Wars movies if I so desire. But will Jesus sit and watch them with me? Will He cheer for Han Solo and Luke Skywalker or possibly weep when Padme dies? Will He mimic a light saber duel with me or sit down and watch the upcoming television show? Will He cheer for a made up thing that gives glory to an unknown and unreachable nothing over the truth of His Father? Will Jesus mind if I spent more time away from becoming closer to Him as I indulge in this seemingly harmless fantasy? Or is it possible that my Lord will remind me of His truth, love and commitment to my lost soul those many years ago when He carried a cross to Calvary? Does Jesus sit in a lonely place waiting for me to have time for Him?
My plea to believers everywhere is ask yourself something, would you love Jesus if He only given you 85, 90, or 95% of His life? Would His gift to the world be the same had He chosen compromise over love? Would love have the same definition as given in 1 Corinthians 13 v:4-8 if there was even the smallest hint of self ambition or gratification?
Am I extreme, I hope so! My God, the Creator of the Universe, humbled Himself for my sake. He gave His all so that I may know something beyond my feeble comprehension. He has offered me a gift and gave me the freedom to deny it. Who am I not to give Him all that I can? He has invited me into His home, to have an everlasting friendship, one founded in true love without compromise or fault. God offers me something that this world and all its magnificent splendor cannot, true companionship and hope!
Believers, if Star Wars is important enough for you to spend 2 hours away from your God I offer this small bit of advice: idolatry is more than worshipping a carved rock. It is worshipping anything other than God Almighty. One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' (NIV, Mark 12:28-30)
Belief is something that is easier than we confused masses think. Unbelief comes from the selfish mind that refuses to let go of what it wants. I encourage everyone who reads this plea to consider love, commitment and loyalty. If God for one moment should chose compromise over His promises to us, we would be a sorry and doomed people indeed. We are to be transformed into His image are we not?
From "a Christian that likes to read Fictional stories:" Hello. I'm a sixteen year old girl that goes to church, follows Christ, believes in the word of God, been saved, and I read and watch Harry Potter. I dont understand what is so wrong about these books and movies....
Star wars is the same thing to me. I just dont see the problem. I love Star Wars! They are great movies. They move your imagination just like Harry Potter. I dont understand the picture of the Presidio and the captions says about "dark clouds over Presidio". Wow! I had "dark clouds" over my whole town today! Does that mean something? I think it does...it means its going to rain and it did rain in my town.
I'm also a Lord Of The Rings Fan. Just like Harry Potter and Star Wars I have read the books and watched the movies. To me it is just a story. I do not believe it is real or anything but I'm still following Christ just like I did before I read the any of these books. ...
When reading your website all I could think of was that I read the Bible and I read the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars books. Is there a world where these books can just get along. I mean if God didnt want us to use our imagination why would he give it to us?
Yes, there is "a world where these books can just get along." That's in the world we live in today. That kind of synthesis or spiritual blend is becoming far more popular than God's unchanging truths. But His Word tells us a different story:
"...what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.'
Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty.Ē 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
From Corey Hayes: I'm sure you caught most of the symbols from the newest installment in the Star Wars saga:
1. "Order 66" (666?) - the Emperor's secret command to destroy all the Jedi;
2. When Anakin (Darth Vader) enters the temple to destroy the Jedi, he and and the stormtroopers walk across a cross in the floor (as seen from above);
3. The Jedi temple is in the form of a ziggurat (the old pyramid-like structures built in Babylon, still standing in modern-day Iraq - the Tower of Babylon was probably a ziggurat) and the Jedi Council is located in an obalisk;
4. Qui Gon Jin, the Jedi Master that instructed Obiwan, has conversed with Yoda from beyond the grave and has taught him how to achieve immortality (which is why Yoda and Obiwan disappear into the ether when they die in the original Star Wars, but your everyday Jedi don't).
5. "Only the Sith deal in absolutes," Obiwan says.
Though I did appreciate the statements on the dangers of attachment, and how fear of losing the things we love - be it women, gold, our family, or power - is what leads men to do evil - I do wonder at the Christian symbolism. On the one hand, I wonder whether Lucas is warning Christians with the "order 66" that destroys the Jedi "believers". Darth Vader and the stormtroopers in the Temple (even killing children) would seem to indicate the abomination of desolation.
I mentioned to you once that I went to the Waldorf school, invented by Rudolf Steiner (Blavatsky's apprentice until he created his own cult, Anthroposophy). George Lucas sent his children to a Waldorf School in Cailfornia.
That's not surprising, Corey, considering that two neighbors of George Lucas at the Presidio are the Rudolf Steiner Foundation and the United Religions. Their plans for education match that of George Lucas, which may be one of the reasons Lucas was granted that prestigious site among the world's globalist change agents.
Here are two links from The George Lucas Educational Foundation that back your point:
Edutopia: "The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a nonprofit operating foundation that documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools to help these practices spread nationwide....
"What is 'Edutopia'? The word conjures up an ideal educational landscape, where students are motivated to learn and teachers are energized by the excitement of teaching. In these schools, parents and other professionals from the community -- architects, artists, physicians, and writers, among others -- contribute their expertise and resources. ...Our 13 topics represent what we believe are the critical elements in public education: Assessment, Business Partnerships, Community Partnerships... Emotional Intelligence, Mentoring...."
The Best Kind of Dťjŗ Vu: "Looping is characteristic of the private Waldorf schools ]see note below] -- one of America's fastest-growing education movements -- where teachers stay with the same group of students in grades one through eight. It's also widely used in Italy, Israel, Japan, and Germany, where teachers remain with their students through fourth grade.
Note: Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) who founded the Waldorf Schools, shared Robert Muller's occult roots in Theosophy, but broke away to start his own cult, Anthroposophy, which he described as "knowledge produced by the higher self in man. The Waldorf schools offer holistic education and have long used the strategies now implemented through Goals 2000: whole language instead of phonics, stories and "literature" instead of factual history, and a strong emphasis on myth, imagination, guided imagery, art, creativity, movement (eurythmy), and spiritual oneness with nature.
From Alison: People have commented on the origin of the name "Anakin" Skywalker and its possible connection to the evil giants called Anakim in Scripture. This may be a coincidence, but one of the online Tarot and rune reading sites I used to do readings on before I got smart was called Annikin Divination. I have no idea what that name means in the occult but it was pronounced the same way as Anakin Skywalker's name.
From Duo: Itís a fantasy! Itís not intended to be real, and it isn't real. The force isn't working against God, it isn't a god, and it isn't worshipped by the Jedi. Rather, it is a representative symbol of human will. The Jedi manipulate it, and are very responsible for it, or are otherwise condemned.
That's not what the Star Wars books published by Scholastic and Lucasfilm tell us Duo. Did you read the quotes in the article: Star Wars Joins the United Religions at the Presidio? Please do read and consider them, for a lot of fans base their beliefs on them.
This can also be used as an analogy for money and power. The Jedi are the people who use their power for the good of all. The Sith, hutts, cheating pod racers, (the bad guys) are those that use solely it for their own gain.
By having the audience root for the Jedi, or good guys, it also encourages them to be generous and share their talents like the Jedi. So, it is not a cult; but rather, a group of protectors, or "Knights" who work for the 'good guys'.
Iím not as big of a fan as I used to be of star wars, mainly because Iíve moved on to anime, so Iíll stop there.
I hope I have informed you a little more about these things and maybe showed you that these things were made for entertainment, with good messages underlying exciting action and stories. You shouldnít take these things so seriously! You should stop going after things like this and go after more important things like real porn, real violence, real problems (not: real) instead of things that have no real effect like movies and TV. See ya!
Your statement backs my purpose, Duo. Why should I tell people to stay away from porn? Most rational people know its moral danger and psychological power well -- even those who are trapped in bondage to those degrading fantasies. The fact that you don't see the spiritual danger in Star Wars makes it all the more important for me to expose it. Rom 12:2-9
From Theo Buitendyk: When I first heard someone talking about the new Star Wars movie a little while back, and heard mention of this character "Anakin", I thought, "that figures, using a name like that for a "good" character - just like Hollywood..."
After reading your article and learning about the obvious demonic doctrine that is preached in the movie, the connection seems even more obvious. As you (and anyone else who reads the Bible) probably know, these Anak folks were pretty nasty people(?). Some connect them back to the wicked generation discussed in Genesis 6 that are thought by some to be some kind of demonic pollution of humanity.
Anyway, it just seems that "Anakin" really makes sense in that regard, if you get my point.
Berit's response: The words, Anak or Anakim, which sound like the name of young Anakin Skywalker, is mentioned 16 times in the Bible. They refer to the giants who may have been ancestors to Goliath. The same Hebrew word that refers to "giants, the sons of Anak" in Numbers 13:33 is translated "Nephilim" in Genesis 6:4.
From Lucinda Harsh: I read a little bit about what you thought about Tarzan and Star Wars. I really think you need to say this is based solely on your interpretation of the bible and how you think it relates to such movies. I watched Tarzan and I saw it for what it was. Pure Entertainment, the same with Star Wars. Why do you insist on dissecting everything in the world as pure evil that will suck up everything pure?
My son likes Pokemon, and I see nothing wrong in him playing with the cards. Now as his mother, I will notice any sort of demonic change that comes over him. I know there are people who believe the hocus pocus stuff can affect their child but I don't, just because a child has a card that says abracadabra on it does not mean that child is going to go into witchcraft. When I was young all the kids wanted six-shooters, just like the westerns. Does that mean they were going to go out and kill everyone, NO. The responsibility still rests with the parents, period. If the parents are prejudiced the children are likely to be the same. If the parents are into witchcraft the children are likely to be the same.
I know what my children do, I sometimes play their games with them. Kids on the playground will always be a horrible influence on our kids. But we can't protect them from everything. They make choices based on what we as parents teach them. I have learned the more we say no to something, our child just is more curious. I explain why they can't do something and even show them the Magic cards and what they can do. Is this something God would want you to do? They then see that no, this is not what God would want me to do. I see nothing sinister with Pokemon, except what some people perceive as an evil spirit.
From a concerned mother: We had thrown all of our Star Wars films out after I began a study of gnosticism along with my study of the freemasons. I realized that Star Wars was indeed a gnostic fairy tale - something which sounded just like the philosophy of gnostic Trevor Ravenscroft in his book about Longinus' spear - THE SPEAR OF DESTINY - and Hitler's obsession with it. Well, the devil is the "god of forces."
From Ben Fournier: I don't like star wars because it constantly mentions some thing called "the force" & the stars of the show use occultic powers such as telekinesis.
From a concerned mother: My 14 yr old son has loved star Wars for many years and had many hundreds of dollars invested into it. After reading your site on Star Wars he was convicted to throw it all away. Praise God!
Anonymous: [You wrote,] "The words, Anak or Anakim, which sound like the name of young Anakin Skywalker, is mentioned 16 times in the Bible. They refer to the giants who may have been ancestors to Goliath. The same Hebrew word that refers to 'giants, the sons of Anak' in Numbers 13:33 is translated "Nephilim" in Genesis 6:4.)
Sounds like you need to peruse other works than the Bible. The name "Anak" is Babylonian and precedes the Bible by several thousand years. And NO, it's not Anti-Christian! It's PRE-Christian. Thank you.
The name may well be Babylonian, but that doesn't change the point made by one of our visitors and later by me. I didn't say it was "anti-Christian." And while this ancient name precedes the crucifixion of Christ and the beginning of the church age, it certainly didn't precede the God we love, for He and His Word existed before time began.
From Ryan G.: I respect your beliefs, but I find your attacks on Star Wars a bit overzealous. I think that openly fictional lore and a phonetic coincidence make up an extremely thin basis on which to assault the film.
First, you refer to the Force as if it's some kind of alternate religion. It's fantasy. Made up. Everyone--and I mean everyone--knows this. You quote scenes from the films as if they were fact, you quote Liam Neeson in passages from I am a Jedi when in fact, a completely different author wrote the book (incidentally, Liam Neeson is an actor, not a Jedi Master--everyone knows that too).
For the record, the name Anakin was originally spelled completely differently, and went through several alterations before its present form. (Earlier drafts of the original script mention Annikin, Anykyn and Anacyn.) This would seem to indicate that the name has no intentional basis in the biblical Anak, and that the phonetic likenesses stem from coincidence alone.
No one on this Earth--least of all Lucas or anyone else close to the film--believes in Jedi mind tricks, Darth Vader's throat crush, Yoda, or the Force. It's all a fairy tale, and everyone knows it. In my opinion, you would do better to divert your obviously good intentions away from fictional characters and toward the real-life problems of child mistreatment, societal alienation, and intolerance. Thank you for your time.
The children's picture book, I am a Jedi, was written in the name of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson's character) as I indicated in the article. To a young child reading the book, Qui-Gon is the intended author, and the story was written in the "first person." This adds the authority of a personal testimony to the fictional story. To understand why this is significant, please read my unfinished report on Guiding the Imagination- A Major Tactic for Social Change. I will try to finish it next week.
From Bridgette: First of all I have to apologize for writing this. I told myself I needed to stay away from this site, because all it does is anger me, and that doesn't do anyone any good. I'm sure there are a thousands sites out there, just like this. But you seem to be opposed to everything I find good in the world, and it's baffling. Anime, Harry Potter, liberalism, Carl Sagan (who you did NOT do justice in the way you portayed him) and especially Star Wars.
Star Wars is probably the best thing that ever happened to me. It opened my eyes to the glory of the universe and of humankind, and of love and compassion. There is nothing remotely wrong with it. The issue regarding the name "Anakin" is moot--Anakin's the bad guy, remember? Don't confuse Darth Vader with the true hero, Luke. As for telekinesis, the Force, and "occult" powers...it's FANTASY! The same kind of fantasy exists in the Bible. How about walking on water? Reviving the dead? Hmm...
I'm trying to respect your beliefs, and I'm sorry if I offend anyone. But I, and many other Star Wars fans, have been wronged. I feel deeply sorry for the people who wrote in saying they got rid of all their Star Wars stuff. They've thrown away a rare treasure. Anything that teaches love and compassion for others is something worthwhile.
Please, people, for love's sake...think about what you're saying and the messages you are spreading. If there truly is a God who cares about human beings, he would be sorry to see this...
P.S. Carl Sagan was a saint.
Bridgette, you don't know the God I know. He has shown His heart and will through the Bible. His loving way just doesn't fit the world's "wisdom" and ways. "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Carl Sagan was one of the keynote speakers at Gorbachev's State of the World Forum before he died. He wrote the book behind the movie "CONTACT." If he is your hero, it's no wonder we can't find "common ground." But I appreciate our discussion and what I have learned from it.
From Rich: Attacking Star Wars is insane; I hope you realize that. While you certainly have a right to your opinion, I'm surprised you haven't learned from the mistake Dan Quayle made when he attacked Murphy Brown. It's just a movie, for crying out loud, and a harmless fairy tale, at that -- there's absolutely no reason for anyone to be offended by it. You've taken this WAY too far, and you come off looking (with all due respect) extremely laughable on your site as a result.
I don't mind, Rich. My aim is to warn and encourage those who share my faith in Jesus Christ or who want to know Him. They see the world from a different perspective than yours -- and they don't laugh. I'm not surprised that my message sounds foolish to you. God said it would:
"Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." 1 Corinthians 1:20-22.
"...they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man.... Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator...." Romans 1:21-25
From John: I had (past tense) been an avid fan of the Star Wars saga for years. In addition to that, I had played and ran several Dungeons & Dragons games over an 18 year period.I've read the other comments regarding Star Wars. It's obvious to everyone that the shows are fictional. However, their underlying messages, icons, themes, and so forth, are all pagan based, heathen beliefs which are condoned by Satan. Satan always works by stealth and deceit. He's very smooth when it comes to fooling people and getting them to see things his way and away from GOD. When people embrace these themes of these movies, they become (most unknowingly) desensitized to further movies. In addition, after several years, this conditioning then pervades itself into real life in a very subtle way, leading to worldly views, ecumenism, and all sorts of worldly acceptance.So to say that these films (and others like them), are harmless and are only fiction, is to slowly continue on the worldly path to destruction and hell.Regarding the subject of Dungeons & Dragons. It's an inherently evil game. The ultimate of course is to kill a dragon. And no matter how much you try and run a thinking game, the players want to KILL something. That is the main thing!Thank You for your site and all the others like it that I frequently visit.
From Kyle: I would like to say that I felt quite offended by your entire site saying that many of the topics it demoralized and condemned are things I quite enjoy. And I know I'm a good Christain. I don't think or guess, I know that I am, and I know I'm going to heaven. That is the faith I have.
And do not think I just briefly glanced at your site, I read it all with an open mind, but there are a ton of sites like yours on the net. As far as the Star Wars article was concerned, I think the entire thing was fairly stretch saying as that the translation between the two names, Anakin and the similar name mentioned in the Bible about giants, isn't even exact and therefore, not sure.
That issue was not a major point in my article, Kyle. It was brought up by an observant visitor later. Please read the Star Wars article and see the Biblical reasons why this myth could confuse a person's understanding of God's Word and -- more serious -- their understanding of God Himself.
Its as if you condemn everything you can just because if it was taken sersiously it would be contrary to our beliefs as Christians. I think you are reading too much into these things.
Kyle, you are free to think what you like. But please don't ignore this timeless warning:
"Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things..." 2 Timothy 4:3-5
As far as pokemon and Digimon are concerned, monitoring your children to make sure they are not taking it as anything more then a cartoon is good, but saying that its a mind trap and that watching it will make you a bad Christian is more then just an outrageous hypocracy. I do not think that being Christians means that we should read into everything so deeply and try to find something wrong with everything. Only God is capable of purely judging what is right and wrong.
Then, why did God tell us:
"But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For 'who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?' But we have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:14-16
"Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, but a man of understanding walks uprightly." Proverbs 15:21
"Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him." Malachi 3:18
"And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ...." Philippians 1:9-10
"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:12-14
Our job is to be there for the people who need it, protect, offer, and put forth our beloved religion. Not spend our entire lives trying to find things contradictory to it. Its like searching for a cheap thrill to feel superior.
When I don't think we're in the position to condemn everything like that. It is the bible and God that make those decisions. I feel your site is Hypocritical.
From MewTwo: I have not read your Star Wars article, and I do not intend to because I can most likely guess what you oppose. Example: Darth Mual from "The Phantom Menace". My aunt used to ban this character from her household (not so much now) because of his frightening appearence. Darth Mual was NOT styled to look like Satan or anything devilish like that. In fact, he was designed to look like a tiger. In the Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon vs Darth Mual battle scene on Naboo in between the climatic Gungan vs Battle Droids battle scene, there is a scene where Obi-Wan and Mual are seperated by a wall of lazer. Behind the wall, you can see Mual prowling back and forth, like a tiger.
The horns on Mual's head and vestigle growths from when his species evolved into a more Humanoid being. The red and black pattern is designed to look like a tiger. Not like Satan.
And while we are on the topic of the Dark Side, while at a vacation bible study with other teenagers, one of the Youth Leaders brought up the topic of people being lead to the dark side, fueled by a quasi-Star Trek/Star Wars skit performed earlier. I then quipped in that the Dark Side is like that from Star Wars. And that the Force is alot like Christianity, in which there is a Light Side and a Dark Side. To stay within the Light, one must not fall to fear. Because in the words of the late Jedi Master Yoda, "Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Suffering."
The Jedi Knights are alot like the Saints. The Force can even be comparable to God. For you see, if one is in tune with the Force, and does not venture down the dark path, they can become a Jedi Knight, and when they die, their bodies become one with the Force and their souls live on.
I have to disagree, Mewtwo. This force has nothing to do with Christianity. Nor can an impersonal force be compared by the personal, caring God I can trust with my life. The "parallels" you perceive only make the Star Wars myth more deceptive, because they help hide the big differences. I wish you would read my article. It answers many of your comments.
A Jedi Knight's power flows from the Force. They do not themselves possess the Force, but they are able to access it within themselves. And a Jedi Knight uses the Force for defense, not offense.
The Dark Side of the Force can be the temptations of the Dark Prince in a religious sense. Once the unfortunate start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate their destiny. Consume them, it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice. A Dark Lord of the Sith is one who uses the power of the Dark Side of the Force for offense. Anger has dominated their soul, and they have been turned toward evil. It is hard to turn away from the Dark Side once you enter its clutches. Yes, some have returned to the Light Side, but in them still is a lingering piece of the Dark Forces they have encountered and let enter their body.
There are only two Sith Lords: A Master and an Apprentice. No more than two. Emporer Palpatine (Dark Lord Sidious in "Phamtom Menace") was so filled with the Dark Forces, that his anger and greed twisted him, his body changed and distorted from all of the evil within him. He is no longer the kindly looking Senator Palpatine, but an ugly, twisted, sadistic being, bent over from his own hatred and anger. He could be comparable to Satan, the Fallen.
That speach I gave at the Youth Camp won the Youth Leader's approval, also bringing new light to the matter. There I explained Christianity in terms that many can understand. I understand it better than if a pastor explained it to me in orthidox terms. Sure, my explanation would have probably gotten me kicked out of a Catholic church, but it touched the minds of teenagers, they understanding it better because of the way it was presented.
You have lots of company, Mewtwo. These days, many are trying to rewrite Christianity and reimagine a God more like themselves -- one who always stands ready to serve their wants and thrills. You may have found a imitation that fits your nature and pleases your peers, but it is not the God of the Bible. Your god will not help and strengthen you when you need him. Mine will. But if you change your mind and turn to Him, He won't reject you.
I am not a very religious person, and am proud to be called a pagan, but above is an example that if need be, I can get religious, but in a way that I and others understand. And, hai, this letter may be posted.
From Kenshin Himura: I passed your site while surfing for an out of print fantasy book series, and I must say I have no idea why it showed up in my search criteria because I said nothing about hate sites in my search. Well I read through your site and found that it was fairly useless and intelligent people will just completely pass you up as a cry baby who can't understand why people enjoy using their imaginations.
1.) Dungeons & Dragons is a "Fantasy Game" as in not real and is suggested for ages 10 and above. The Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition main Monster Manual called the Monstrous Manual makes absolutely no reference to Demons or Devils, if you don't believe me just walk down to a Walden Books or whatever and look closely at the table of contents.
Remember, I am writing from a Christian perspective. My standard for right and wrong, good and evil, is based on Godís Word as revealed in the Bible. If a game idealizes spiritual forces other than Godís, they would fit into the realm of the demonic -- whether or not the game uses words such as demons or devils. If you would take time to read the Bible, you would and understand.
... Again I will stress that these games should be played by people who don't have a problem distinguishing Fantasy from Reality.
How would you suggest children be segregated into two groups Ė those who are mentally healthy and understand the difference between fantasy and reality and their counterparts? Even adults have a hard time understanding the difference. Psychologists have explained that people react emotionally basically the same way to a well-told fictional story as they do to reality. Often the fantasy makes a deeper impression, because it is written to influence or manipulate the hearer. Therein lies the power of multibillion dollar advertisement industry. I remember reading, some years ago, that after a popular and heart-breaking movie, a large number of adults wrote the studio trying to get in touch with a film character as if the person was real, not fictional. I will try to find that article and post it.
5.) Star Wars, I have heard lots of different interpretations on Star Wars from references to Akira Kurosawa films to a reversed interpretation of King Arthur. I would like to make something clear, Anakin becomes Darth Vader, you know the guy in black with the red sword. Most people when creating a villain utilize the concept of making him a good guy in the beginning, believing that nothing is born evil but everything can be corrupted. The Star Wars series is about a man's coming to terms with himself and falling from grace only to be redeemed in the end. What is so bad about that? Just because his name sounds like the race of giants out of the bible does that make them all evil? Correct me if I am wrong but didn't a madman in the 1930s-1940s say the same thing about the Jews. I feel that he was wrong and allot of people paid the price for his racism. So why assume everything is evil because we all know at least I hope you know this that there is no race on this Earth that is entirely evil, and to admit such a thing would a sign of no intelligence or common sense. Now for my backup to the bible comment you are about to make. So if a person writes it down does that make it true? I can write down anything that does not make it true it just states my opinions.
Please read our Star Wars article again, and notice how I answer your question. The problem is not Darth Vader and his evil actions, it is the pantheistic and occult force behind the good as well as the dark side.
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