"Can we?" A deceptively simple question from the diminutive master. "The code has changed much since the early beginnings of the Order, even more so since the beginnings of what came before the Order. Was that ever even our goal as a group? The ancient Jedi were united by ideals, rather than methods or organization. There was no leadership to state a common purpose, let alone campaign for its pursuit. The Jedi Lords of the Grand Council were too busy leading their respective holdings against the armies of the Brotherhood of Darkness to pursue philosophy. The High Council that followed too entrenched in mundane politics and conservative reformation."
She sighed as she considered where all that had gotten them, wiped out almost to nothing to be replaced with a more rugged and adaptable homage based on a vague understanding of what the Old Jedi Order had been. And even then, the New Jedi Order had evolved much in the mere hundred or so years since its founding. "And all of that is reliant on the assumption that the Force has a will to be aligned with in the first place. You can't, with any certainty, support an assumption with a line of reasoning that's reliant on that same assumption. What logic is there in that? What evidence do you have to support it?"
"Ultimately, these are the questions that likely always kept some from being able to adopt the Living Force philosophy. No matter how reassuring or freeing the Living Force is, there have always been beings who weren't content with the idea of being relieved of responsibility for their actions. Just as 'the devil made me do it' would ring hollow in a court of law 'the Dark Side seduced me' rings hollow to those beings. They believe that all light and darkness comes from within and if you lose your way, if you make terrible decisions, you have no one to blame but yourself."
"Your strongest position is that we are bound together by the Force... but you could say the same of gravity as per my original comparison. Commonality is no reason to attribute personality, young one."
I AM THE FORCE!