…or as its better known : “The Jedi’s Prayer”
From BBC News:
Proposed changes to marriage would open the way for Star Wars Jedi to perform ceremonies, a church has said.
The Free Church of Scotland said the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill will allow groups promoting a belief to marry couples.
The government said the change was relevant to bodies such as humanists, who are classed as religious rather than non-religious at the moment.
A spokeswoman said the reputation of Scottish ceremonies would be protected.
The Free Church of Scotland has raised concerns about religious and civil partnership ceremonies being joined by a third category.Church spokesman, the Reverend Iver Martin, told BBC Alba: “The third category is quite astonishing because it is the so-called belief category without really defining what belief means.
“There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything – the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society – who knows?
Can anyone else see Yoda as a Vicar?
No, I’m not making this one up…. but I’m hoping this guy is…
Well. Welcome to 2013.
We were tempted to open 2013 with a deep and meaningful look at what the new year can hold for us, make some predictions about what we’d see from the church sofa, or even set ourselves some targets for the year ahead, but figured that was fairly predictable.
We might still do that some other day.
But in the mean time, here’s a Star Trek fan sharing Gods opinion about The Jedi.
Read Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church, to find out the back story to all this Jedi bashing fun.
Heres the best of what we’ve read this week:
- Manchester Evening News presents: “Finding God changed my life: Ex-Manchester United footballer Kieran Richardson goes public with his Christian faith“
- David Keen starts bargaining with George Osborne over VAT being charged to churches.
- It seems we’re not the only ones that confused about church calendars, liturgical years, and so on…
- James Poulter asks if pushing the boundaries of technology, just because we can, is always a sign of progress?
- … and finally what could “Star Wars Babys” look like?
It’s a saga that has carried on through the ages.
Watching it is like a torch that gets passed from generation to generation.
I am obviously referring to the legend that is Star Wars*. To celebrate watching this fine masterpiece just the other night here are 10 lessons we can take from Star Wars:
- Ignore small people at your peril.
- Yes old people can be wise… and useful in a fight.
- There are alternatives to fighting.
- “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this”
- “Whose more foolish? The fool? Or the fool that follows it?”
- Women in leadership can get you out of trouble…
- Sometimes you have to stop fighting, in order to win.
- Computers don’t always get it right…
- Feeling under pressure? Close your eyes.
- Does that dude seem uninterested in you? Keep interested in him. He might come back.
*In this case we are talking about Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.
Any more out there?
Its getting nearer Christmas, so take a break from the Christmas shopping (which I’m avoiding), and catch up with some weird and wonderful stuff we’ve found online:
- Richard Littledale presents The Littlest Star. The story behind this book is starting to sound amazing. Can you do anything to help the Childrens Hospice?
- James Prescott asks if Abstinence has become a dirty word?
- Jon Butler looks at how chips can spread… and he doesn’t mean the food…
- Earlier this week when I was rambling about spending Christmas in Church, I struggled for a term… A Term to describe people who grew up seeing the wave of kids TV, emails, Sky, Channel 5, video phones… Vicky Beeching has desribed it as The last generation who experienced pre-internet society… fairly accurate description really…
- Coming up on The Christmas Photoblog this week… births… Council Workers… Wisemen.. and “Herod”.
- Something for fans of Stu G from Delirious, a demo of the beautiful tune King of The Stars.
- … and finally…. Church Mag presents, the Star Wars Holiday Special. You dont really want to watch it… or maybe at least watch some…. I couldn’t make it past the intro sequence…