"LUKE, I AM YOU PATRIARCH" (S.E.) — 5 Comments

  1. Hi, JCF.

    I’m wondering if you’ve seen the Star Wars series of movies. At the climactic moment in “The Empire Strikes Back”, Darth Vader (the bad guy in the original trilogy) says, “Luke, I am your father.” (Actually, that’s a slight misquote. Darth Vader really says, “No, I am your father,” but it’s entered the popular culture the other way..)

    This post is an allusion to the scene. The Orthodox patriarchs are holding light sabers (the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat in the Star Wars series.).

    You can watch the scene on YouTube right here:

    • Yes, I’ve seen Star Wars. Yes, I know “Luke, I am your father” (DV).

      But what’s “S.E.”? What’s the connection between Orthodox patriarchs, and Darth Vader (or the Sith, for that matter)? What inspired MP to put lightsabers in their hands? (An event, or a resemblence…to?)

      There’s more going on here, and I’m still left “Que?” (perhaps upgraded to “WTF???”)