He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Recently, an agnostic friend of mine drew my attention to an image on Facebook, comparing Jesus with Anakin Skywalker (aka, Darth Vader, a character in the Star Wars movies). The two stated anyone who is not with them, is against them. In the third episode of the Star Wars movies, Anakin says this to his mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, who replies, “Only a Sith (the evil counterpart to a Jedi Knight) deals in absolutes”. The caption read “Sith Lords. Jesus was one”.
While this was obviously intended as a humorous mockery of Christianity, my goal here is explore this “for/against” concept, by comparing Jesus words, and intentions, with those of Skywalker. Unfortunately both the statements are being expressed in one of the worst human languages, when it comes to conveying an idea without being misconstrued (English), and so contextual clarification is necessary. After all, if we are prepared to take someone out of context, we can make them say whatever we want them to mean. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>