Interesting post on Star Wars and Vatican II

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The outrageous but bizarrely supportable thesis statement that I lay before you is this: the Star Wars saga symbolizes the history of Vatican II.  For those unschooled in the ways of Star Wars and recent Church History, this may not interest you … or will just be incoherent.  But without further ado, let me start at the beginning, a long time ago, in an Ecumenical Council far, far away …

Anakin Skywalker (who becomes Darth Vader) is the Second Vatican Council.

The discovery of Anakin (the “Chosen One”) by the Jedi and the convening of the Council by the Clergy are both surprising and seem to come out of nowhere, although at the same time everyone knew they had to come, as alluded to by the historical memoirs of Pius XII and the Jedi Prophecy.  The Ecumenical Council was…

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