The Last Jedi and the New Atheism

  This last month premiered the latest chapter in one of the most successful movie franchises in history: Star Wars.  The movie titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues George Lucas's space fantasy, which has captivated millions with diverse themes like good versus evil, the Force, justice, and freedom and characters such as Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Yoda.  The newest installment of the saga focuses on the character of Luke Skywalker as the Last Jedi and the biggest threat to the evil First Order.  Yet Luke's portrayal in the movie is a representation of the world we will live in if atheism – or its current version, New Atheism – triumphs over faith. The Last Jedi continues the storyline established for the newest Star Wars trilogy in The Force Awakens as the Resistance looks for, finds, and hopes to recruit Jedi master Luke Skywalker to the cause.  Rey, the new trilogy's main protagonist,...(Read Full Article)