Now according to "A New Hope" Jediism is considered a religion.

Now according to "The Last Jedi" Luke says the following(Thanks Valorum).

The Sacred Jedi texts!

Then Yoda says.

... that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess

He goes to burn the Jedi temple. So I believe there are 2 ways to interpret this statement.

  1. Jediism is a religion but Rey has discovered the truths herself.

  2. Yoda is implying that it isn't in fact a religion.

Is there maybe a way from scripts or something to determine which he is implying?

  • I feel like there's only one way to interpret that statement.
    – Adamant
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:13
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    Pretty much that Jedism is a religion.
    – Adamant
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:20
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    That's not what Yoda says. He says "...that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess". Nothing about religion
    – Valorum
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:54
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    Luke says "The Sacred Jedi texts!". Sacred implies religion.
    – Valorum
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:58
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    Note that Yoda burns the Jedi temple, but not the books (there's a later brief shot of them on the Falcon). So when he says the temple contains "nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess," he's basically trolling Luke (and by extension the audience).
    – Micah
    Jan 27 '18 at 22:08

According to an archaeologist who interviewed Luke, the Jedi were indeed a religious order.

I took copious notes and drew sketches. Luke and I discussed my biological theories and speculations about all the mini-ecosystems we encountered along the way. We also talked about the luminous writing and drawings, and Luke explained to me that he thought they were related to the Jedi religion. The gathering of knowledge in the face of our certain doom kept us sane and gave us the drive to go on, step after step, fight after fight.

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

  • I do not understand you link. Is this from one of the books. Also I'm assuming this post Disney owned them.
    – William
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:55
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    @William - Yes, this book was released as part of the new Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi book series and is considered to be fully canon.
    – Valorum
    Jan 27 '18 at 21:57

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