Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Would you forgive Darth Vader?

Based on a discussion point from today's class, I thought that this poll was appropriate. You can only vote once but it is anonymous!

8 comments:

James F. McGrath said...

I mentioned the question on my blog, and now another blogger has picked up on this and explored it at The Clever Badger.

Jay said...

Thanks for the link, James!

I may use this question in my middle-school Sunday school class, although I'm not sure today's teens are as familiar with Star Wars as they used to be...

Ben G-M said...

Now to make it even more interesting, pose the same question of Adolf Hitler and see how the two results line up :)

Yaleth said...

I think this question relates to whether or not you believe mankind is essentially good.

Jay said...

Ben -

My over suspicion is that folks would be much less forgiving of Hitler.

Why would that be the case?

Yaleth -

Consider Robert Neville as seen from the perspective of the Dark Seekers/Vampires in I Am Legend.

Jay said...

That should be "overriding suspicion"...

James E. Snapp, Jr. said...

Yes; yes; forgive. His repentance would be a renunciation of his identity as Darth Vader, of his whole Sith persona. To forgive him would only be a recognition that he was Anakin Skywalker, back from the dead, not Darth Vader. From a certain point of view.

Yours in Christ,

James Snapp, Jr.

Yaleth said...

Hey, you should make more of these poll thingies! Make one about Mulder and Scully. ^_^