How Early Christian Canon Resembles Star Wars Fandom

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Easton's picture

Not sure where I fit in, religiously, in the Star Wars Canon, but I only accept the first two movies ("Books") titled, "Episode IV: A New Hope" & "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back".  Anything written after that time (Post-Empirical) I do not accept as being truly inspired Star Wars Writ.

I mean, come on -- a bunch of furry teddy-bears defeat Darth Vader and the Empire?  That's when I had to come out from among them, and be separate.

Maybe I am a Fundamentalist.

TylerR's picture


This article is preposterous. The authenticity of canonical writings cannot be compared to the ravings of Star Wars "purists." The author also seems to suggest all the Star Wars "canon" has an equal claim to validity, and, thus, gnostic gospels may have a similar claim. This is not correct and it is a poor way to frame this issue. The Word of God is not a Star Wars space opera, and the issues are bigger than Yoda, Obi-Wan or even Darth Maul and Count Dooku.  

I would reccommend any of the books on canon by Michael Kruger for your consideration, as well as the classic Canon of the New Testament by Bruce Metzger. 

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?