Congregating at the 'First Church of Star Wars'

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    Jan. 1, 2018 4:46 p.m.

    Bill Buckley, I sense a bit of satire in Jerry's article--overridden by the "not to worry about kids these days" sentiment. Personally, I think the youth of today are very strong, even if some are not active in a religion. Many are, and frequently to a greater extent than me and some of my peers were as LDS teens mid-twentieth century.

    Jerry's comment about the nature of teens over time is worth considering. We all seem to go through cyclical patterns.

    The Star Wars' obsession is mostly a mixture of fantasy, myth, and science fiction. Jerry's religion metaphor brings out a few striking points, both realistically and sarcastically. Sports, show business, the Olympics, science, art--any place that a fetish for a hobby, occupation, interest, or ability can develop--also fit the pattern.

    As for Star Wars --I lost any craving for it years ago when, as a teacher, I had to show the first episode over and over to 6 different class periods, 45 minutes at a time, for a whole week. When I found myself repeating the dialogue moments before spoken, I realized I was wearing out on the whole story! Can't sit through another single episode!

    Now, Star Trek--bring it on!

  • Bill Buckley Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Jan. 1, 2018 9:52 a.m.

    Just another slice of confusion from the adversary to attempt to darken the undimming light of Christ! Although Mr Johnston makes this all sound harmless enough it is not harmless! Anything that moves young people away from the light of Christ has the devil in the details!