I think POF is a parody - the cover, the over-the-top situations, the fact it's by the maker of Paranoia, the name of the second supplement... I don't feel we were meant to take it seriously. It came out in 1986 when the Cold War was thawing, anyway.
More like TPOF needs a disclaimer sticker thrown onto the box art like this, and replace "Scientologists" with... well... you get where I'm going with this, I imagine?
Oh, I think my Jedi are fairly hypocritical... Self-appointed 'guardians of the world', economical with the truth at best, manipulative and sometimes ruthless. And I think that has some premise in the original movies too
One of my aims was to loosen the binary restrictions of the Force as either 'zen buddhist' or 'sadistic monster'. Shades of grey are what intrigue me, and I feel that the Force needs the dark side as much as the light. The jedi are mostly Light, and the Sith mostly dark... but those aren't absolutes. And other 'grey' traditions - like my Alliance Emergents, born and bred for war, are more than happy to draw on the Dark side when facing the Empire. Use of 'anger and hatred' are perfectly acceptable, providing you do it in battle and don't use it against your own.
I feel a lot of the canon Force stuff contradicts itself anyway. If Force-sensitives can't fall in love, as in the prequels, how come Luke and Leia get married and have normal families?
I'm interested in seeing what 'Force and Destiny' have to say, but I'm REALLY hoping they allow for Jolee Bindu types.
In fairness, the EU actually gives plenty of precedent for this, though the EU and fandom has generally tended to use "Gray" as the fastest route to 'obvious power fantasy'...
What Routa-maa describes is due to the Jedi depicted in the prequels being the Coruscant-based Jedi Order with a capital-O, and in particular to a centralizing of said Jedi Order as of 1000 BBY in the wake of what they mistakenly believed to be the extinction of the Sith -- hence stuff like the proscriptions against attachment (except to the Jedi Order) or training adults (perceived to have unbreakable attachments and thus be too vulnerable to the dark side), the centralizing of training at the temple on Coruscant and closure of many "far-flung" Jedi schools elsewhere in the Galaxy, a strictly one-on-one mentoring relationship (of Master and one Padawan) instead of multiple apprentices per Jedi mentor (apprentices here being distinctly separate from the Initiates signified by the children in Episode II), dropping their former military (which had included vast armies and navies alike) and hereditary/noble titles while tying the Order more closely to the Office of the Supreme Chancellor and the Senate, and the "orthodox" eschewing of weapons besides lightsabers... and you might well be considered a "gray Jedi" just for (like Jolee Bindo) dissenting from the Council's centralized hold on "what it means to be a Jedi"!
Hence "splinter faction" Jedi such as the the Altisian Jedi (marriage/families, mingling with non-Jedi in their community, and a tendency to serve as relief workers for underdeveloped backwater worlds), Corellian Jedi (marriage/families and primary loyalty was to their sector instead of the Republic), the Teepo Paladins (acceptance of blasters and other weapons), and the Gray Paladins (a more radical off-shoot of the Teepo Paladins suffused with a more utilitarian view of the Force as a secondary aspect of their lives and who focused on development of non-Force skills and techniques such as martial arts and military skills, and mainly using the Force for augmenting and/or enhancing those abilities), the last of which out of these sects are the closest to both the Force-Sensitive Emergent specialization in concept/premise and the closest to your "Alliance Emergents" in having a far more militant bent, although not "drawing on the dark side"... hence why the Jedi High Council would only look down on or censure these factions and not take more opposing action.
As for one of the more hilarious-for-all-the-wrong-reasons anecdotes about the Old Jedi Order, which makes Jocasta Nu's notorious "If an item does not appear in our records, it does not exist" line even worse? (She eventually conceded otherwise... right before the sacking of the temple!) Even though the Sith were considered extinct, there was a subsidiary organization within the Jedi Order tasked with finding and destroying Sith artifacts, Sith teaching materials, even mentions of the Sith in history books, so as to prevent their return... why does this sound so familiar?!
... as you can probably imagine, Luke Skywalker, both out of ignorance of some and out of disagreement with others, promptly chucked a bunch of the Old Jedi Order by the wayside when forming "his" New Jedi Order. In Leia's case she didn't "come to Jedi" until later in life, focusing primarily on her political aspirations and duties.