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September 9, 2018

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There is today a religious movement by the name of Jediism.  Over 390,000 people in England and Wales stated their religion as Jedi in the 2001 census, exceeding Buddhism and Judaism there [1]. Another 70,000 did so in Australia.

Based on principles derived from the Star Wars movies, Jediism reflects the desperation of people searching for meaning in their lives…searching for God [2].

The Force, the energy from which everything is said to derive, does not require prayer or worship.  Belief in the Force is, of course, futile.

God – the real God, the only God, the God of the Bible – has never been lost.  Any other god is false.

“…[Jediism has] been a legal religion in the United States since 2007 and tax exempt since 2015…

[Believers] follow the Jedi code, consisting of 21 maxims, as the starting point for the Jedi belief system.

The Jedi Code:

…There is no Emotion, there is Peace…There is no Ignorance, there is Knowledge…There is no Passion, there is Serenity…There is no Chaos, there is Harmony…

The 21 Maxims:

Prowess:  To seek excellence in all endeavors expected of a Jedi.
Justice:  To always seek the path of ‘right’.
Loyalty:  To have faith in your Jedi brothers and sisters.
Defense:  To defend the way of Jediism.
Courage:  To have the will.
Faith:  To trust in the ways of the Force…[Continued at ].”

[1]  Wikipedia, “Jedi census phenomenon”,

[2]  Fandom, Religion Wiki, Constructed Religions, “Jediism”,


From → Christian, Faith, Religion

  1. People will find al kind of ways to put themselves on the throne. At the heart of it is idolatry.

    The world is getting crazier by the minute. Lets keep praying.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jediism seems to be just as strange as Raëlism.. The worship of aliens, and belief they created all things.. Believing in the true living God would require a life change..
    Thank you for sharing Anna!

  3. Playing the devils advocate here(can you believe that?) for a moment Anna. Has the Church failed so miserably in its mission to present the risen Savior to the world, that the world is left with no other choice but to seek to create its own “savior”? I cannot accept that it is so, yet part of me wonders if we Christians don’t have to own at least a small part of this.

    The Jedi code sounds great if you happen to be of Vulcan lineage. For us mere mortals however, I’m afraid it is just one more failed attempt by man to remove God from the picture and elevate himself to a position of which he is hardly qualified to occupy.

    • I entirely agree, Ron. Nothing justifies creation of an “alternate” savior. In fact, Jediism in no way guarantees Salvation, as Christians understand it. The misguided belief, I think, reflects disenchantment w/ corruption in the world at large. Its tenets are drawn from a variety of faiths, but so generalized that they can be interpreted in almost any way. It is tragic that lost souls feel they have no better recourse.

  4. The first religion spawned from mass entertainment. While it has some true principles that can be positively affirmed, it makes the self the master of the Universe. Christians strive to live in submission to God.

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