Monday, September 19, 2016

May The Force Be With You = useless factoid.

Joseph Campbell, well known academic mythologist, rejected the concept of God of the major religions.  God ‘the father,’ the ‘personal’ god was a common myth of primitive cultures developed in an effort to deal with the many frightening conditions of their lives.  No such god exists.  God, he believed, was the impersonal force of the universe that gives life to all things, the god of life and death, a god whom we cannot possibly know (St. Thomas Aquinas aggress).  Often criticized, his work was a major influence on George Lucas’ Star Wars.  Lucas’ all powerful ‘force’ was Campbell’s ‘force as god.’

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