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Jediism is the religion of The Force
We are not fictional Jedi from the wonderful Star Wars movies, neither are we role playing. Jediism is not the same as that which is portrayed within the Star Wars Saga by George Lucas and Lucasfilm LTD. George Lucas' Jedi are fictional characters that exist within a literary and cinematic universe.
The Jedi discussed within this website refer to real people within this world that live or lived their lives according to the principles of Jediism, of which we recognize and work together as a community to both cultivate and celebrate. Jedi Apprentices, Knights, Scholars, Masters, and High Councilors embrace Jediism as a real living, breathing religion and sincerely strive to seek out and emulate real life examples of Jediism in the long rich history of mankind. Jediism bases less of its focus on myth and fiction and more upon those real life examples of Jediism.
We believe in Peace, Justice, Love, Learning and using our abilities for Good so it's unlikely that our way conflicts with your beliefs and traditions.
A real Jedi may belong to any Church or no other Church as long as s/he takes a true oath to follow our Creed and Code which is published here for all to see. Nonetheless all are welcome to register and participate as a guest.
Religion is all deeds and all reflection,
Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations?
Who can spread his hours before him, saying, "This for The Force and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?"
All your hours are wings that beat through space from self to self.
He to whom The Force is a window, to open but also to shut, has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are open from dawn to dawn.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
If you would know The Force be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see it playing with children.
And look into space; you shall see it in the clouds, flashing in the lightning and descending in rain.
You shall see its beauty in flowers and find it waving to you in the trees.
by Kahlil Gibran
The Jedi Creed
I am a Jedi, an instrument of peace;
Where there is hatred I shall bring love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
I am a Jedi.
I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The Force is with me always, for I am a Jedi.
Note: The creed has been adapted from the prayer of Francis of Assisi.
We adopt this statement with gratitude from and to http://ReligiousTolerance.org
In the inherent worth of every person. People are worthy of respect, support, and caring simply because they are human.
In working towards a culture that is relatively free of discrimination on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, degree of ability, age, etc.
In the sanctity of the human person. We oppose the use of torture and cruel or unusual punishment including the death penalty. (1)
In the importance of democracy within religious, political and other structures.
In the separation of church and state; and the freedoms of speech, association, and expression. (2)
That the systems of truth in the field of morals, ethics, and religious belief that we have studied are not absolute: they vary by culture, by religion, and over time.
In the generally positive influence that most religions have had on their followers and on society. (3)
In the importance of individual believers determining evil influences and policies within their chosen faith group, and advocate for their correction.
In the importance of education. We believe that people are not truly educated unless they have studied at least the world's major religions and ethical systems. They need to learn of the good and bad impacts they have had on society. (4)
In a just society with laws grounded in reason, compassion, health and human rights and in which fears and prejudices have no part.
Footnotes and Exceptions:
(1) However, like the rest of North American society, we have not been able to reach a consensus about when human life, in the form of a spermatozoon and an ovum, becomes a human person deserving civil rights.
(2) However we have not been able to reach a consensus about the age at which an individual should fully enjoy these freedoms. We also recognize that some of these freedoms should have limits. For example, we do not feel that, in most cases, parents should be allowed to let their children die if medical treatment will assure a cure. We do not feel that individuals should be free to advocate genocide or yell "fire" in a crowded theatre.
(3) Exceptions are a handful of destructive cults which have had an overall negative effect.
(4) They need to understand the religious sources that inspired Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, and Mother Teresa to commit their life to the alleviation of human suffering. But they also need to learn the shadow side of religion: how religious beliefs have contributed to hatred, intolerance, oppression, discrimination, as well as mass murders and genocides in such places as Nazi Germany, Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Sudan and countless other countries.