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Welcome to Jedi School!
We sincerely hope you love the new site. Our old site was really good, but it got accidentally deleted when the site was moved to a new server. We're working on a more community-based site here, with integration with Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and other social sites.
There is a question as to faith. Is the Jedi path a religion? Is it just a philosophy? All religions are philosophies; but not all philosophies are religious. And because there are some who sincerely adopt the Jedi path as their sole belief system, while others are more syncretic, the answer we offer is: "Kinda."
At Jedi School, we recognize three versions of the Jedi path:
- Jediism: The religious path of dedicated belief.
- Jedi Realism: The syncretic philosophical path of choose-as-you-go belief.
- Pure Land Jedi: The philosophical path of dedicated belief.
All of these are community-based definitions and Jedi School has adopted them from open discussion within the community. There are other versions of the path as well, though validity is a problem because of their tendency to adopt an outside agenda of control, influence or manipulation.
In all three of these versions, there are different ways of looking at the Jedi path. They are different; one is no better or worse than another. However, some people want a religious path; others want one which is philosophical. Some want syncretic beliefs; others want dedication to a narrower ideal. In all of these cases, there are others who share in these points of view. And none is considered more or less "Jedi" than any other.
So come on in! Explore, comment, and let us know what you think! Though this is an online community, our primary purpose is to coordinate offline activities and training.