While there is no two ways about it Star Wars is chocked full of Eastern Religion. You say no way! I say look no further than Anakin Skywalker who is the definition of the Yin Yang Chinese philosophy. The philosophy is that of the concept of dualism. Yet, there is some biblical truth to some of the most famous Star Wars lines and quotes. Let’s dive in.
In 1999’s Star Wars; The Phantom Menace, Yoda tells us that “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” That is so true on many levels. Nothing gets us riled up more than fear. Fear comes in all forms. Go to God and ask Him to take all fear from you.
The Bible tells us “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” Proverbs 10:12 . This also is so true. Sometimes our emotions can get out of whack. We need to take thoughts captive and choose to love at all times.
Also, from the Phantom Menace comes one of my favorite Star Wars lines ever. Qui-Gon Jinn tells a young Anakin Skywalker “Your focus determines your reality.” Also very true.
The Bible presents it this way, “Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23. If we are focused on God and the things of God then we can better take our thoughts captive to the obedience Christ.
In 1977 Star Wars, (before it was subtitled “A New Hope”) the film that launched a franchise, Darth Vader gives perhaps the most powerful quote from Star Wars when he says “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” WOW! I often wonder if God says this to me or about me?
The Bible gives very clear direction on faith and the lack of it. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6.
In Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, Chirrut Îmwe (who is blind) says “I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.” Let’s say for a moment the Force represents God.
The Bible gives us comfort “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8. Grab a hold of this God promise.
There are more famous lines from Star Wars. I could go on and on. But I pray you get the point. I also hope that when watching movies with friends and family, those who are Christ followers would begin to have open conversations as you look for Christian themes in the movie you are watching.