A new survey in England shows that the Jedi faith is the seventh most prevalent faith in England. The new figures reveal that the lightsabre-wielding follows Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism. Notably, non-religious or non-responding individuals are excluded in the rankings. This leaves those who “trust the force” as one of the leading religions in the country. The number of atheists, agnostics, and non-affiliated citizens have risen significantly in England, including polls that suggest that over half of the country now follows no identified religion.
The 2001 census shows 390,127 people identifying themselves as followers of the fictional Star Wars creed. However, the Jedis are having the same crisis of faith as other religions. The number of Jedis has dropped by more than 50 percent in the last ten years. Those lost followers however cannot deter the force. As Master Yoda said, “The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side.”
Yet, there is still the most selected “alternative” faith in England and Wales. There are also 6,242 people who profess membership in the Heavy Metal religion created in 2010 by the Rock magazine, Metal Hammer.
All of this must be troubling to the Prime Minister who has declared England as “Christian country.”
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CTHULHU IS DISPLEASED
(capslock, the sign of a true deity)
Jedi stands for whatever I want it to stand for. You can define for yourself. If Jedi rejects me, well, I’ll just pick another name and that will be mine.
yes! but what does JEDI stand for?
remember all religions are testing ME, the pooh pooh just tested GOD.
the pope says that you all go to HEAVEN and blessed you for testing GOD, and I say you will be judged as MY SON, and scripture says.
how many vowels does Jedi have each naming the school as acronyms are in THE BIBLE.
Jedi sounds as good as any other.
If you can’t make money off of it, it ain’t a religion.
the boundaries were known. in THE BIBLE it says the hand of GOD is MI. hand.
THE LIVING GOD said:
“I am supposed to start a school that nobody can buy their way into. it is based on genes.”
“The Prophecy will accept children from any nation that qualifies as chosen.”
So if a child is lucky enough to have the right “genes,” he or she might be “chosen?”
Of course, accurate genetic determination can only be assessed scientifically, so your “school” will pre-qualify applicants based on lab tests?
“THE PROPHECY: will know no boundaries.”
Oh, but it does know boundaries.
And your self-imposed boundaries are based upon luck.
Now there’s a lumpy highway to heaven.
Yes, it may well be that the Jedi light sabre-wielders lag behind Christianity & Islam and others, in sheer numbers.
On the other hand, in a world of Fatwas & stoning, God-bless-America- while-we-bomb and the priest child predator shell game run by the Catholic leadership . . .
I’m betting they lead the pack in finding true north on their moral compass.
it is true that I am supposed to start a school that nobody can buy their way into. it is based on genes.
and I would clearly like to choke the living shit out of every clergy, and rabbi.
THE PROPHECY: No one will know how many vowels are in the name of the school.
so no one starts a false school and blesses your children and steals them in the NAME OF GOD.
THE PROPHECY: people will give their children to God. and the school will know no boundaries. it will accept children from any nation that qualifies as chosen.
Seeing as how England still has a hereditary monarch as its head of state, it is no surprise that the Jedi faith (Jedi-ism?) would be so popular there, predicated, as it is, on selecting people for leadership based on superior bloodlines…
Bah! Until one of their priests can force choke the hell out of someone I’m not buying in!
TIll then I will stay true to the one true deity, all blessings be upon him!, the FSM – may you be touched by His noodly appendage
Clearly its popularity is due to the resurgence of ancient religions in today’s world.
You know I’ve always felt that the Force is with me and it’s good to know others feel the same.
The midi-chlorian brotherhood did it:
(Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker).
Count me in if I can get one of those lightsabres. I like blue.
Proof read, professor! Come on! -Nate Awrich
He’s a busy guy. Lighten up!
“It just doesn’t matter.” – Bill Murray in “Meatballs?”
Hilarious, but as believable as some of the other “faiths”. How do we know it is fictional?? 🙂
Proof read, professor! Come on!
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