This is an article written by a Traditional Catholic. It proves that George Lucas (the creator of Star Wars) blasphemously believes that all religions are equal, that God is just an impersonal cosmic energy, and that Star War’s plot was inspired by various false religions of the world.
In light of the release of the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I found it appropriate to write a little expose on the whole series in general. I haven’t seen the latest film, but what I’m going to do here is examine the words of George Lucas himself in an interview he had with a man named Bill Moyers on Lucas’ creation, Star Wars, back in the year 1999. The full transcript of the interview can be found here: I am only going to examine some of the things George Lucas has stated about his thoughts in creating Star Wars and in particular the central plot device of the whole series, The Force.
MOYERS: What do you make of the fact that so many people have interpreted your work as being profoundly religious?
LUCAS: I don’t see Star Wars as profoundly religious. I see Star Wars as taking all the issues that religion represents and trying to distill them down into a more modern and easily accessible construct–that there is a greater mystery out there. I remember when I was 10 years old, I asked my mother, “If there’s only one God, why are there so many religions?” I’ve been pondering that question ever since, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that all the religions are true.
Comment: Notice here that George Lucas says he believes that all religions are essentially true. He even says that he sees essentially all the themes and issues in all the world religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, etc.) reflected in the Star Wars saga in the idea that “there is a greater mystery out there.” So essentially George Lucas is saying that all the world’s religions are true because essentially all they are are just expressions of the greater cosmic mystery in the universe, whatever that may mean to any individual person. And he of course reflected that in his Star Wars saga.
MOYERS: Is one religion as good as another?
LUCAS: I would say so. Religion is basically a container for faith. And faith in our culture, our world and on a larger issue, the mystical level–which is God, what one might describe as a supernatural, or the things that we can’t explain–is a very important part of what allows us to remain stable, remain balanced.
Comment: George Lucas even makes it clearer in his statement here that he believes religion is nothing more than just a container for faith, which he enumerates as “faith in our culture, our world and on a larger issue, the mystical level”. So basically he is saying that the major world’s religions are all basically the same and as good as one another because they are just containers for faith in a variety of things, including especially God. This couldn’t get any more blatantly evil what he is promoting here.
MOYERS: One explanation for the popularity of Star Wars when it appeared is that by the end of the 1970s, the hunger for spiritual experience was no longer being satisfied sufficiently by the traditional vessels of faith.
LUCAS: I put the Force into the movie in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people–more a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system. I wanted to make it so that young people would begin to ask questions about the mystery. Not having enough interest in the mysteries of life to ask the question, “Is there a God or is there not a God?”–that is for me the worst thing that can happen. I think you should have an opinion about that. Or you should be saying, “I’m looking. I’m very curious about this, and I am going to continue to look until I can find an answer, and if I can’t find an answer, then I’ll die trying.” I think it’s important to have a belief system and to have faith.
Comment: Here, Lucas says that he put the concept of the Force into the Star Wars movies in order to reawaken a certain spirituality in people, which he says is “more a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system”. George Lucas is saying, in essence, that basically spirituality is more important or of a higher nature than religion. It’s a very vague and ambiguous.
MOYERS: You said you put the Force into Star Wars because you wanted us to think on these things. Some people have traced the notion of the Force to Eastern views of God–particularly Buddhist–as a vast reservoir of energy that is the ground of all of our being. Was that conscious?
LUCAS: I guess it’s more specific in Buddhism, but it is a notion that’s been around before that. When I wrote the first Star Wars, I had to come up with a whole cosmology: What do people believe in? I had to do something that was relevant, something that imitated a belief system that has been around for thousands of years, and that most people on the planet, one way or another, have some kind of connection to. I didn’t want to invent a religion. I wanted to try to explain in a different way the religions that have already existed. I wanted to express it all.
Comment: Here George Lucas makes it even more clear that his concept of the Force is based on a very impersonal view of God, in which God is no more than some impersonal cosmic energy in the universe that holds everything together and keeps the universe in existence. He even says at the end of this statement that in creating the Force in Star Wars, he “wanted to try to explain in a different way the religions that have already existed.” So according to George Lucas, Eastern, and specifically Buddhist, views of the universe and God were a major inspiration for making Star Wars and the central plot device, the Force.
Conclusion: As we can see from the words of the man himself, George Lucas, that in creating Star Wars, he wanted to create a mythical epic that takes elements from all the major religions and mesh them all together into some vague notion of an impersonal “Force” that holds the galaxy together, which all religions basically all believe in, but just call it different names. In fact, this fits the definition of pantheism as found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary which says “ a doctrine that equates God with the forces and laws of the universe”. George Lucas was thus promoting occultic and pagan themes in his Star Wars series and continues to do so today, even though he isn’t directly involved in Star Wars anymore due to selling Lucasfilm LTD to the Walt Disney Corporation. Obviously, no Catholic should watch these movies for entertainment nor support or promote the Star Wars franchise in any form.
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