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Religious Star Wars Imagery is Making Sith Lords Holy

By: Jason Soy - Published: Jun 11, 2011 • References: flickr and blog.thaeger
In a national census, many citizens in the United Kingdom listed 'Jedi' as their religion of practice, so it comes as no surprise that religious Star Wars imagery would become a running theme amongst art communities all around the world.

These sci-fi biblical images were drawn by Napoleón Vuelaenpartes, who depicts the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader as a messianic figure. Vuelaenpartes doesn't only draw depictions of the fallen Anakin Skywalker, as he often muses about Stormtroopers participating in various colloquial activities such as skateboarding and smoking a pipe.

It's actually quite remarkable that religious Star Wars imagery isn't featured more commonly in mainstream pop culture media since many fans of the sci-fi epic debate the validity of the movies as though the scripts were religious scriptures.