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“Star Wars” – as you may know, is a  film series whose ninth episode will premiere this winter, and which may soon be seen by multitudes in cinemas around the world.
The title will  be “The Rise of Skywalker”.
It can be transcribed as: “The Ascension of the One who Walks on the Sky”.

   Wait a minute !  Walk on the sky .. Come with the Clouds ?

Are there “signs of the times” woven into contemporary glamorous, more or less superficial Hollywood projects ?

I perceive, if nothing else, a certain reverberation of the word in the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke, verse 40: “ if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out“.

      Who. among believers, are talking about “the One who is coming with the Clouds” nowadays ?
            He, who according to Scriptures,  does not “ascend”, but descends on the clouds                                                    

                                                                               1 Thess. 4: 16-17

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For me it was a kind of relief to read about this Jedi self-critic in “Labyrinth of evil“, by James Luceno:

 

 

..Anakin was suffering, and the only balm he (Obi-Wan) offered were Jedi platitudes..   (p. 344)                                                                                                                                             

 

Here is my  reflexion on the fate of Sifo-Dyas .

 

 

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Obama held a little unusual “State of the Union” speech  the other day, as he looked ahead, and challenged Americans not to fear the future.

Putin, giving an interview to the German magazine “Bild“, prefers to look backwards and talk about “what mistakes the West has made over the past twenty-five years.” It is, according to him, perhaps above all, that they did not take advantage of the opportunity, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to really overcome the division in Europe. Russia has also made mistakes, he says, by not having, in sufficient time, announced about their national interests…

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Now, twenty-five (26) years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, with diverse sanctions from the West together with a russian effort to as much as possible escape influences from the west, at least some western stars remain over the russian-speaking cultural sphere. The movie “Star Wars” is said to have  rather high visitor numbers in Russia, and the creator of the song “Starman” – David Bowie –  is, after his death, certainly not exalted the way he is in western media, but a crowd of Bowie fans are said to have stood and sung his songs outside the British Consulate in St. Petersburg, while an awesome snow-storm whirled around their heads.

Let’s move forward in the new year 2016,  hoping that we may escape the great Jabba…

The tragic school shooting incidence in Trollhättan, Sweden,  draws attention worldwide. Both in English -, French – and Russian – (not to mention swedish -) language media, for example, is the conclusion with few difficulties drawn,  that the perpetrator had the inspiration from, among other sources, the “Star Wars”-figure Darth Vader. I must admit that I am  personally quite unfamiliar with that figure.

Darth Vader xxx

 

I just took some impressions of a photo-presentation like the one above. Why is formed such an ideal? Is there any reason for some reflection about it? It seems obvious that there is a need for a certain type of leader. A Warrior King with cosmic dimensions? A “Christian” Führer, or a Caliph? The prophet Ezekiel writes about how it should occur such kind of a “hero”. A great religious leader and a military chief by the name of “Gog” (Ezekiel ch. 38-39), who attack peaceful people, because he is disturbed by –  their safety (Chap. 38:11).

Why are people safe? If they are. Is it a reason for sudden knife attacks and other acts of violence, that people are misguided in their safety and security? It may be appropriate to analyze the security, ones own security, and check whether it is genuine or fake. It can in no way be real, if we use it to put us above others and tease them.

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Wars and conflicts between “apes” and “men” are fought over the world in different places – Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and other countries – somehow dependant on where and how your prejudices are established. The role of media, and social media, is not to be underestimated.
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