Is watching Star Wars a religious experience?

Star Wars : The Force Awakens continues a tradition of spiritual storytelling that has existed for thousands of years.

A week out from the premiere of Star Wars : The Force Awakens and there is barely a word to describe the public excitement preceding the event. At a nearby cinema a dedicated big screen plays the latest trailer on infinite repeat. There are never less than a score of people watching the loop. As new clips hit the internet they go viral instantly, gathering up to seventy million views in a matter of hours. A recent news story revealed that a young man dying of cancer was allowed an exclusive showing of the new movie, and died five days later, his final mortal wish fulfilled.

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3 thoughts on “Is watching Star Wars a religious experience?”

  1. I think people confuse a “religous Experience” with a “soul lifting experience.” When something you experience makes your spirit or soul enegy feel like it’s expanding. I have sung along with uplifting, happy songs and fet this incredible uplifting and it’s only happened about 3 times.

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