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《星球大戰》的隱藏信息-Y

Y: Yellow Droid with Red Hand C-3PO / 閃爍光輝

你是否有留意到,那個正派角色在七部《星球大戰》電影裡都有出現呢?

答案是:機械人C-3PO和R2-D2。C-3PO這個角色對劇情進展沒有實際的影響,卻起了調和的作用,成功製造輕鬆的氣氛。

佐治盧卡斯坦言首部星球大戰的構思源於黑澤明的《戰國英豪》(隱し砦の三惡人),該電影中有一高一矮的農夫,正是C-3PO與R2-D2兩個角色的創作靈感,而C-3PO的外形是以1927年經典電影《大都會》(Metropolis)裡的女機械人為藍本。

按著故事的發展,C-3PO由男主角安納金(Anakin Skywalker)建造,最初全身零件暴露於外,逐步由主人包上不同顏色的外殼,經歷時日的磨練後,才換上漂亮的黃金外表。雖然它性格懦弱,兼且喋喋不休,卻沒有隱藏自己的缺點,說話坦白;這種率直的性格,倒讓觀眾受落。

坦率純真的個性無疑十分可愛,耶穌指出敬拜上帝也要有這種率性:「神是個靈,所以拜他的必須用心靈和誠實拜他。」(約4:24)難怪在舊約詩篇裡,詩人毫無隱藏地表露自己的感受。耶穌說了另一個比喻:有一個稅吏捶著胸向神禱告:「神啊,開恩可憐我這個罪人!」(路18:13)耶穌下了評論:「這人回家去比那人倒算為義了。」因為這個稅吏懂得自卑,而且他真心懺悔。

羅馬書作者引用詩篇第十四篇說:「沒有義人,連一個也沒有。」信徒能夠稱為義人,只因他們相信耶穌基督成就了救贖的計劃,並且接受這份白白賜予的恩典。其實我們和《星球大戰》的C-3PO沒有分別,一樣充滿缺點和軟弱;只要我們坦誠來到上帝跟前,真心懺悔,尋求祂的幫助,才能得著永恆的福份。上帝必定為那尋求祂的兒女換上純潔的義袍,掩蓋世人的不完全,使我們的生命可以發出閃爍的光輝,因為祂的榮耀要在我們身上顯明出來。

Y: Yellow Droid with Red Hand C-3PO

Have you ever noticed which characters from the Rebel Alliance appeared in all 7 Star Wars movies? It is C-3PO and R2-D2. C-3PO does not have much impact on the plot but plays more of a reconciling role; a character that relieves the movie with a lighter atmosphere. A lot of effort went into the development of the characters and the story. George Lucas once revealed that the concept behind the first Star Wars movie was based on Japanese filmmaker Kurosawa”s The Hidden Fortress. C-3PO and R2-D2 resemble the one tall and one short peasant farmers in Kurosawa”s film and the design for C-3PO was based on from the female robot in the 1927″s Metropolis.

In Star Wars, C-3PO was created secretly by Anakin Skywalker to help out his mother. At first, C-3PO had no outside covering with all his internal parts and motors showing. Throughout his journey with different masters, C-3PO was given different outer coverings, and eventually given the gift of his golden armour. Despite his cowardly personality, this straightforward character became very popular among the audiences.

Being pure and honest are essential for the worship of God. Jesus pointed out that “God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in the spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24)

The poets in the Old Testaments also praised God whole-heartedly without any reservation or pretense. Jesus told his disciples a parable about the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. (Luke Chapter 8) When the Tax Collector bowed his head and beat his chest saying: “God has mercy on me, a sinner.” (Luke 18:13) Jesus told his disciples that “this man went home justified before God. Because he humbled himself and asked for forgiveness.”
Apostle Paul quoted Psalm Chapter 14 Verse 3: “There no one who does good, not even one.” For we can only be saved by faith, not by deeds. We receive the grace of God through accepting the salvation of Jesus. Then God removes all of our transgressions and clothes us in white. We become purified and shine like a star.

Similar to C-3PO, we are weak and without much usefulness. We must come to face the King at his throne with a pure and humble heart and ask for God”s forgiveness.

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