Who is God to you?
Communion is not just something Christians do to reaffirm the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins and having God in our lives. Communion is also the gathering of like minds and spirits for strengthening of bonds. Many of the “best” churches have strong communion among the parishioners. And that communion is strengthened by the priest/pastor, clergy and the symbolism contained in the service.
You might be surprised to find out that many of the members in your parish have differing views and interpretations of the scriptures. But they often will not vice them in fear of ridicule or breaking that communion. I feel that the ability to have differing views and interpretations of teachings and beliefs is one of the strong points, unifiers, of Jediism.
Your spiritual connection to God and the Force is a part of your journey and not for others to judge. Mathew 7:1-3 "1 Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."
The 16 Teachings 1 and 9 “1. Jedi are in touch with the Force. We are open to spiritual awareness and keep our minds in tune with the beauty of the world. We are forever learning and open our minds to experiences and knowledge of ourselves and others.” “9. Jedi have integrity. We are authentic to what we believe and are open, honest and true to our purpose and our minds. We remove all masks to reveal ourselves as courageous and noble of heart. We do not hide from fear of damage to our image because we know that our image cannot be blemished from the words and actions of others.”
So what should you do? Well, what do you feel you should do? After all, this life is your spiritual journey.
Silas Mercury wrote: The question was asked, so I warn you in advance, here is my answer; 'God' is a fictional supernatural being in the number one bestseller 'the Bible' written by some desert dwelling scribes in the Arabian sand dunes.
I'm pretty sure Sven was probably asking those who actually believe in God...
silas wrote: The question was asked, so I warn you in advance, here is my answer; 'God' is a fictional supernatural being in the number one bestseller 'the Bible' written by some desert dwelling scribes in the Arabian sand dunes.
A fair assessment.
I'll keep it in mind next time I'm reading a "What is Jediism to you" Thread
Lenny Bruce wrote: Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God.
Point being, God is everywhere. The church is all the people, not the building. You don't need to be in a specific place in order to worship.
"The Force is with me
and I am one with the Force;
and I fear nothing,
for all is as the Force wills it."
—Mantra of the Disciples of the Whills
Be well sven and maybe he living Force be with you everywhere you are... it is!
Associate Pastor - Temple of the Jedi Order
Build, not tear down.
Nosce te ipsum