Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Untangling the theology of Star Wars

Entertainment | The saga reflects its creator’s hodgepodge worldview
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/03/20, 05:49 pm

At age 10, future Star Wars creator George Lucas asked his mother, a Methodist, “If there is only one God, why are there so many religions?”

He described his lifelong fascination with world religions in a 1999 interview with journalist Bill Moyers. Lucas didn’t reveal his mom’s answer but told Moyers he had come up with his own theory as an adult: He believes all religions are true—they just describe different aspects of God.

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Texas Right to Life

Judge rules against mother of sick baby

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/02/20, 01:03 pm

A Texas hospital can remove an 11-month-old girl from life support against her mother’s wishes, a judge ruled Thursday. Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth said it would wait seven days to do anything, giving Trinity Lewis, Tinslee Lewis’ mother, time to appeal.

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Pitcher with only World Series perfect game dies

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/02/20, 11:29 am

Don Larsen, the New York Yankee who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, has died. He was 90.

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