A few general questions

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20 Jan 2012 04:24 #48033 by jairo
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I have read the temple doctorine and understand that Jediism is a able t be integrated into anyones life in conjunction with any other religion but as a devout Christian it is still a big question needing to be addressed in some way I believe as Christianity is a monocryistic religion. My question is "How do any of you masters address this issue?"

My other questions mostly concern the website itself as I have never been a member of a forum before.

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20 Jan 2012 04:29 #48034 by Jestor
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Can the Force be God?

I think so, how about you?

Does this help?

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20 Jan 2012 04:48 #48036 by jairo
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And that's pretty well how I had decided to take it as well.
I really just wanted to make sure that this mentality would not be discouraged amongst the order.

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20 Jan 2012 04:59 #48038 by Jestor
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Heck no!

None of us are positive what, or who, well see when we pass...

Myself, I do not believe in God... An entity sitting in judgement, waiting for our return to heaven...

I think instead, that there's a nameless "force" (unifying force/energy), that I will fold back into, and once there. Have no recollection of anything else....

That's what I think today, as my disclaimer at the bottom says, I may change my mind....

BUT, one opinion shared here at TOTJO, that won't change, is the right of each of us to think, and believe, what works for each of us....

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20 Jan 2012 16:06 #48075 by jairo
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I can deffinately appreciate that as I am...... individualistic, to say the least. LOL.

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20 Jan 2012 16:25 #48076 by Leena
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Makes sense to me too. I see how it can be seen either way. I had a similar question some time ago when I was writing about atheism in my journal. It was fun to reflect and explore and ask questions of others to gain perspective.

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20 Jan 2012 19:53 #48084 by Mark Anjuu
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Jairo, have you read posts in the Abrahamic forum:
www.templeofthejediorder.org/forum/Abrahamic

There may be some answers for you there too. Christianity may be monotheistic but there are also aspects of God such as the Holy Spirit that may resonate with what other Jediist practices see as the Force. Anyway, the key point is to find your own perspective and we are here to support that in whatever way we can!

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20 Jan 2012 20:44 #48093 by jairo
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It seems to me that this is the kind of thing that a Lucas fan would jump blindly into without any consideration or forethought just because they want to be a Jedi Knight and there may be a large number of members who wouldn't take this seriously. The choice to take on a new religion is a deeply personal and very serious task to undertake. I take it very seriously. I have studied many religions, mythologies, and cultures from across the globe and even dabbled in a few of them here and there. I even practiced and taught martial arts for a while, an experience which greatly influenced my choices of lifestyle which were not very conducive to the popular Christian views and teachings. Many of these practices are found in the temple doctrine, which is what has really moved me to join. The real kicker is that I would always check with the written word to see what it had to say about these practices and I was able to find something supporting it in 90% of the cases. For example Meditation is a practice I picked up in martial arts that was widely discouraged throughout members of my church at the time, who believed it was a way of "inviting the devil in". Yet it is clearly stated in the bible as well as the quoran, the Torah, and many other religious documents that we should meditate daily. Just sayin. I don't want to be misunderstood. I completely grasp the concepts of the doctrine, and I think I know how I would like to incorporate Jediism into my life, I just think I need a little guidance into that and I wanted to be sure it would be temple approved and understood that I intend to take this seriously.

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