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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 5:05 a.m. MST

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Downers Grove, IL

I love Star Wars and so does my son and my wife. I think the reason why it sticks around is because it teaches eternal truths about life and how we should live. It talks about an all-powerful force that tells us if we just believe, have faith and do what is right, we will have power beyond our wildest dreams. Hmm, that sounds familiar. So I say let it ride. Its time you got on board.

Sandy, UT

When I was going through my pre-divorce separation, I took my kids to see Star Wars Episode III. My oldest, who was 14 at the time, leaned over to me and said he noticed a parallel between Anakin's switch to the "Dark Side" and the changes his mom made in her lifestyle. He said "Mom's becoming a Sith." I couldn't argue...but I did laugh.

Mormon Wookiee
Riverton, UT

Tiffany, you totally just made me laugh out loud. “So if Lorenzo Snow lived that long ago, I guess he wouldn’t have known George Lucas?” Classic! I can't wait to have kids. You are a patient mom. :)

layton, UT

Soon after George Lucas came out with STAR WARS, Episode IV back in 1977, he was quoted as saying, "Yes, thru STAR WARS, I am teaching a religion, my beliefs in Buddhism and Eastern Mysticism."

STAR WARS goes far beyond mainstream Buddhism and harmless Mysticism.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

The power of fiction is tremendous.

And both Star Wars and the prevailing Utah religion are fiction.

Payson, UT

My daughter brought home a book about the droids of SW. She would ask me about them, and I knew all their names and what they did. She thought I was awesome. She is also a big Vader fan (bawled when he died) and couldn't understand why Luke wouldn't join him, I'm in trouble.

Layton, UT

If you have to choose between Cloud City or Alderaan, choose the Cloud City, because Alderaan gets destroyed by the Death Star.

Just thought you should know.

G L W8

I wore out on Star Wars several years ago--on the 12th time I had to show the rented video to a group of school kids all in the course of a couple of school days! Believe me, it got VERY boring!


Obama turned down a petition to build a Death Star? Wow. I'm impressed. Also, why introduce your kids to Star Wars if you have no idea what it's all about in the first place?

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