“If there is only one God, why are there so many religions?” -George Lucas
In an interview with Charlie Rose (see video below), George Lucas explains what Star Wars “means” and makes an interesting conclusion on religion and humanity.
As a child he asked, “Mom, if there is only one God, why are there so many religions?” This is a question that has fascinated Lucas ever since. What’s the difference between all religions? “In the end if you think of it as one god, you say, well everyone expresses it differently” Lucas says, “but it’s still you know, basically, don’t kill people, and be compassionate and love people…and so basically that’s all Star Wars is.”
Why are there so many religions? This is a question I raise inDay of Defensewith the hopes that the conversation may broaden and encourage others to participate.
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