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  •  Yeah, but Jedi discriminate on the basis... (4+ / 0-)

    ...of one's ability to use the Force—which seems to have at least some genetic component, since Anakin passed it on to Luke. How is that any different than discrimination on the basis of any other arbitrary quality of one's genes, such as skin color or height?

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:07:23 PM PST

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    •  The beliefs doesn't say anything about using (3+ / 0-)

      the force, just belief in it's existence. This is actually a real religion.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:17:50 PM PST

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    •  He also passed it on to Leia (4+ / 0-)

      though she was less trained in its use -- if she'd had training under Yoda, who knows what she might have been able to do?

      Could also be a case of while not everyone is called to be a Jedi warrior, everyone has some ability to use the Force in the best way possible -- we've only seen Jedi knights and warriors, what about Jedi healers, or those who can use the Force to be better diplomats, and of course Jedi teachers?

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 06:35:42 PM PST

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