I have often spoken on Jedi, Religion, and specifically Jediism the Jedi Religion. However I want to retouch on the topic of Jedi and religion. And I feel like being kind, so I’ll spare you reading the entire post to get the point. So here is the main point, the Jedi, Path, Order, Group, Concept doesn’t care, dictate, or determine your Religion. Meaning you can be a Jedi and believe whatever you want spiritually speaking. Outside of human sacrifices. Pretty sure that would conflict with Jedi ideals of respecting life. But since most religions tend to actually go in the opposite direction, most are safe.
Here is the problem – in this completely open religious freedom people say Jedi is their religion. Which is their right. I personally do not agree with such, but that is why I do not call myself a Jediist, or say I follow Jediism, or say Jedi is my religion. I simply do not believe in those statements. Yet others are fully allowed to do so.
One of the great things I have found in the Jedi Path is the openness of belief and culture. I have met and gotten to know many great people who have shared insights into their religion and culture. All because the Jedi do not have a religious requirement. Atheist to Zionist, one is free to explore and live the Jedi Way within their own religious understanding. There is no push one way or another, there isn’t even a view of “hey we are all religions.” Instead it is – our door is open to all religions.
But really this is one aspect of the open door policy. Age, Sex, Religion, Nationality, Race, Poticial views, Social Status, Wealth, there is simply no requirement to be a Jedi outside of the desire to be a Jedi. This is one of the main concepts which has kept me involved with the Jedi Path. Even when I see people using horrendous fortune cookie quotes to try to sound wise under the Jedi name. I take heart in knowing that Agnostic to Taoism, Jedi is about being and living as a Jedi. Not using chopped up regurgitated 365 Zen to pretend to be Jedi – but rather exploring, explaining, and expanding our concepts and ideals; ultimately building a viable Path which is indeed Jedi – not misquoted Tao te Ching.
Be you Christian or Wiccan the Jedi is an open Path free of religious non-sense. A place where we simply seek to live as Jedi in daily lives. In other words, using Jedi Philosophy in our everyday lives. Random musing inspired by Jediists. =)