"Jedi Knights? We have traded reality for fantasy, the Kingdom of God for Disneyworld, smurfs for angels. I think I will stick with Jesus, the Son of the Living God, the undisputed, historically based Way, Truth, and Life, whose resurrection was witnessed by hundreds, whose martyrs number in the thousands, and followers in the millions over 2000 years. Any of these deceived Jedi warriors willing to lay down their lives for their “leader.” Or do they have one? No wonder the world is such a mess with people’s pop (poop) culture “religions.” Give me Truth any day. The consequences are more predictable. " Mark H.
Naturally, I couldn’t let Mark’s comment go uncorrected / unchallenged:
To paraphrase Yoda: “Many statements of fallaciousness it is that you make.” Not one is supportable with objective evidence. Albeit, by substituting "Allah" for God, "Paradise" for Kingdom, and "Allah's last Prophet Mohammed" for Jesus, ostensibly everything you wrote could be expressed by a Muslim.
Your acceptance of Christianity is as much based on fantasy as any other religion, past or present. Your acceptance and deification of Jesus is as valid as any other mythical man-god , force, or creature past or present. That it happens to be YOUR fantasy, YOUR creature is why you cannot discern the difference.
Jesus is "undisputed"? He’s disputed by Hindus, Muslims, Jews, wiccans, animists, and every other religion on the planet, plus non-believers which combined represent 2/3rds of the Earth's population. It's only "undisputed" by you and your fellow Christians.
The resurrection was witnessed by Hundreds? The Bible would have mentioned eye witnesses had there been any. If you were alluding to observation of a post death Jesus, it is undocumented anywhere except by the writers of the Bible, none of whom themselves were eye witnesses to a post death Jesus' appearance; they were simply passing on hearsay… except for Paul “the recruiter” and deluded screenwriter for the faith. There are no other independent documented sources that attest to seeing the resurrection itself or a post death Jesus alive out of the so called "hundreds" of witnesses you claim.
Dying for a myth and a lie is rather common. That the Holocaust claimed 6 million Jews doesn't attest to their faith being "True." That 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam doesn't endorse the subsequently proven error of the "Domino Theory." That cultists drink cyanide tainted Kool Aide, or otherwise kill themselves for their belief or at the behest of their leaders doesn't make their belief "true." If it did, Muslims have as much claim to truth by number of martyrs as do Christians. How telling that you’d be more generous and give the Jedi religion more respect and credence if some number of its followers would just die for their belief. . This fascination and obsession with dying as a validation of belief is rather peculiar to the Abrahamic religions, especially Christianity.
As for “giving [you] the Truth." it's evident from your attributing the world's problems to a lack of shared belief in your preferred religious delusion that you neither want nor can handle the truth. Your Christian "Truth" ruled the civilized world during the Dark and Middle Ages; and my guess is you'd not have want to live during those times --especially if you were a Jew, a non-believer, a non-warrior or a serf.
Read more history; think more independently; question what you're taught; live life on your feet and not on your knees. Your contributions to society would be the better for it. May the Farce of Religion not be with you.