a spiritual warrior-monk
a world of worship for those who believed in the Force, and a holy site for pilgrims who sought spiritual guidance
A couple of times we hear Chirrut chant something that's sounds like a prayer,
I am with the Force and the Force is with me
e.g. when they are imprisoned by Saw Gerrera. Baze jokes that Chirrut is praying for the cell door to just open, to which he replies that Baze was once the most devoted guardian of them all and knows that it's possible.
But the Force isn't something magical (cough ... Midi-chlorians ... cough), although that knowledge may not be universially known.
Watching the previous movies I didn't get the impression that the Jedi and the Force were considered "holy" or that they were worshipped in such a "religous" way (e.g. prayers and pilgrimages), but it's been a while since I watched those movies and it's totally possible I missed certain references.
- Have the previous movies shown people praying to the Force and worshipping the Jedi as "holy" figures?