Title image from Star Wars films
Bob Smietana, a religion writer, has written a hilarious article for the Washington Post comparing the Star Wars prequels to the Gnostic Gospels.
From the article:
While those gnostic Gospels have garnered headlines, they’ve never been embraced by the faithful. That’s in part because they’re terrible, filled with stilted dialogue and bizarre plot twists.
Take the Gospel of Judas, which seems to depict Jesus as a visitor from another dimension.
“I know who you are and where you have come from,” Judas tells Jesus at one point. “You are from the immortal realm of Barbelo.” That line would be perfectly at home in the “Star Wars” prequels.
Smietana’s family skipped the prequels and, between rounds of caroling, watched episodes IV, V, and VI, with a trip to their local movie theater for an afternoon showing of The Force Awakens.
Is Star Wars part of your Christmas tradition?