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  1. Yoda may have had some good quotes, but he had some really bad advice! First, due to his unhealthy approach regarding desire, he’s largely responsible for Anakin’s fall: http://asyourpoetshavesaid.com/yoda-was-wrong/ Second, he wanted Luke to kill his own father, which would have been disastrous for Luke, Anakin, and the galaxy. And possibly worst of all, in The Clone Wars, Episode “The Lost One”, he decides that the Jedi should continue the war effort, even when the council learns Dooku is responsible for the creation of the clone army, basically dooming the Jedi order to be killed by Order 66. I don’t mean to be disagreeable, but I really don’t like Yoda.

  2. Yoda made plenty of mistakes and you are free to dislike him. I also agree that Yoda’s advice wasn’t the best at times.

    We are warned in 1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Also in James 4:4 “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

    I know your post talks about how Yoda discouraged love of family, we do have examples from Matthew 10:14 that we are to dust off the sand from towns that reject the Gospel.

    We can look Anakin’s and Luke’s commitment to the Force in a similar way our commitment should be to God, complete and total. The Gospel of Luke 14:26 tells us “If anyone comes to me[Jesus] and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” I know that the word hate has a connotation to love less, but the point is made. Jesus should come before anything. For a Jedi, the Force should come before anything.

    Regarding killing is father, I think that both Yoda and Ben thought Vader/Anakin beyond redemption and the only way to save the galaxy was to kill him and the Emperor. The two of them had been ruining the galaxy for 20+ years by the time ROTJ comes around.

    I don’t count any of the silly cartoons as being real. I know they are supposed to be canon but I just keep to the live action movies.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Who is your favorite character? What are your favorite quotes?

    • Good points. Thankfully, God is a person, so when we love God before all others, we are loving a person. This is not the case with the Force in the Star Wars universe, but I guess I can’t blame Yoda for that one.
      My favorite character is probably Anakin, as I admire his commitment towards those he loves, which is brought out more in The Clone Wars, but still evident in the prequel trilogy. Unfortunately, his dialogue was a bit lacking, so for my favorite quote, I’ll have to go with Obi-Wan’s: “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” It speaks to us that there is a larger, more exciting, and more important life available to us.
      All that to say, I agree that the five Yoda quotes are winners, too.

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