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Old February 1 2013, 12:40 AM   #13
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Re: Would post-Empire New Republic accept a New Jedi Order?

By the time we meet the Order in TPM, they've essentially made a vow of chastity and celibacy mandatory. The Jedi council at the time seemed to be operating from a very conservative and fearful perspective, so such a "recommendation" of earlier eras may have slowly transformed into a requirement (except for special cases like Ki Adi Mundi who was part of an endangered species) as the politics of the order shifted this way or that.

The kids thing likewise is "optional" for parents to turn over their kids, with the decision fueled by the suggestion that their child may become dangerous and impossible to control if they learn to access their abilities without the proper training and discipline. In the days when the Jedi population and power is waning, their means of persuasion might become quite forceful.
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