“Forgotten Hollywood”- Force Awakens at Sunday Service…

Posted on December 20, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Force is strong in Berlin. A church in the German capital invited Star Wars fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more young people into the pews. About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying light saber props or wearing Darth Vader masks. It was more than twice as many as usually come to Zion Church on a Sunday.

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   With the film’s title song — played on the church’s organ — still echoing around the rafters, folks showed their support for the seventh installment in the franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened Friday. Dressed like Chewbacca and Jawa traders, it was a welcome idea in regards to the motion picture franchise. The pastor who delivered the service said that Star Wars references religious themes, including Christian images and maybe some from other religions. In doing so, it shows that the Bible and the Church are part of our culture that keeps being reworked and reinterpreted. Many of the church-goers planned on seeing the motion picture later in the afternoon.

   Meanwhile back in the United States, studio estimates on Sunday say Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time. The flick should help generate a record year in cinema in ticket sales. The production also marks Harrison Ford’s biggest premiere in his storied career.

   The original Star Wars opened in 1977. Give yourself to the Dark Side.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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