“May the Force be with You” (src)


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: Free
Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: William Garrett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy & religion, JFKU
Location: Stoneridge Creek


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The epic film series “Star Wars” is filled with many typical movie myths: evil villains, a wise elder, a princess, dashing heroes, and for the age of technology, lovable, quirky robots. But there’s more, and it’s worth our attention. The series also evokes a sense of deep meaning that is typically identified with the Sacred. Indeed, the series proposes an alternative to traditional Western understanding of the Sacred. After all, it’s “May the Force be with you,” not “May God be with you.” This shift of a single word signals a new sense of reality and a different idea about what it means to be human. It also sets the stage for a new relationship between science and religion. Professor Garrett asks us to examine the implications of this transition, both positive and negative. Is the Force with you?

This lecture will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Details

Date: 2019-05-11

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence

Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588

Phone: 925-227-6810